Old Fashioned Apple Dumplings

Apple dumplings – what a treat! Summer is here produce is bountiful.  There are so many choices of fruits and vegetables.   Canning season is in progress and before we know it, autumn will be here. This is the recipe that my mother used, and it comes from The Mennonite Community Cookbook. I grew up with this recipe, but my mother didn’t use red hot candies in the sauce.  I married a man whose mother did  … Read more

A Survey For My Readers

  It’s August.  That means summer is nearly over and schools are about to open.  Have you been as busy as I have?! If you’ve been reading my blog regularly, would you help me out by filling out this survey via Survey Monkey?  It will  help me learn to know my readers better.  I hope to get a feel for the struggles you have and the trials you face. And, in case you’re wondering, I … Read more

Southern Sweet Tea

  Confessions first.  I was bred and born in the north, very near the Mason-Dixon line.  We grew up drinking water and Kool-aid in the summer and hot chocolate in the winter.  This past year marked thirty years of marriage, which means I’ve now lived more years in the south than in the north.  I do make Sweet Tea, even though it’s taken me a long time to overlook the amount of sugar in each … Read more

Fresh Strawberry Pie

Strawberry season is here.   That means summer is just around the corner.  It’s time to make that strawberry pie! We picked up some freshly-picked strawberries last evening.   The pie is ready to be served tonight. The recipe I use comes from Mennonite Country-Style Recipes & Kitchen Secrets, compiled by Esther H. Shank and published by Herald Press, Scottdale, Pennsylvania.  You can use this recipe for any kind of fresh fruit pie. Strawberries, sugar, jello … Read more

Recipes

Our house was dubbed Linger Longer by the folks who built the house in 1927.  We’ve lived here for 21 years, and I’ve cooked a mess of meals in this kitchen!  Families have their own recipe favorites, and so does mine.  In this section, you’ll find recipes that are used most often in our kitchen at Linger Longer.   These are the ones I turn to readily, and I hope you’ll enjoy them as well.