Easy Finger Jello

There are few children who dislike finger jello – especially when it is cut into interesting shapes!  In the summer, you can cut butterfly or animal shapes.  In winter, snowflakes, wreaths or  Christmas trees match the scenery.  And in February, hearts for Valentine’s day work their magic. This is a good way to get liquid into a child who is recovering from a stomach bug.  It’s also a good way to help keep children hydrated on … Read more

Easy Homemade Vegetable Dip

I clipped this homemade vegetable dip recipe from who-knows-where years ago.  It keeps well in the refrigerator.  You begin with equal portions of sour cream and mayonnaise and add some basic seasonings:  garlic, minced onion, Beau Monde, dillweed, and parsley. There are two things I like about this dip:  1) It’s easy to make and stores for a long time in the refrigerator.  2) It’s delicious. I’ve substituted plain Greek yogurt or plain yogurt in place … Read more

Homemade Baked Beans

I know there are many choices of beans that a person can buy if they want to serve baked beans for a picnic or a potluck. Let me tell you this: after you’ve made this recipe, you won’t want to be just opening up a can of beans anymore. I got this recipe from my friend and neighbor Joyce who concocted it with a friend a few years back.  They were providing baked beans for … Read more

My Favorite Potato Salad

Hands down, this is my favorite potato salad recipe.  I got it from my sisters in Maryland who got it from our niece-in-law Beth in Nebraska, who got it from her Grandma Cross in Indiana. Good recipes are like that.  They travel by taste of mouth and before you know it, you’ve got a recipe that came from someone who got it from someone else who got it from . . . and the trail … Read more

Stuffed Easter Eggs

Whether you call them deviled eggs, stuffed eggs, salad eggs, picnic eggs or pickled eggs, they’re still the same. Recipes for these are as varied as the persons who make them. The ingredients for the dressing are approximate, so go ahead and come up with your own combination.  Salad dressing, vinegar, sugar, paprika, mustard and paprika are all you will need to make this delicious recipe.In this photo, you’ll notice a few eggs with more than their share of Paprika.  That’s because I grabbed the container of Paprika with large holes for shaking.  Plus, a friend gave me

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