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This Hoosier cabinet has been in the kitchen of my family for more years than I can remember. The baskets belonged to my mother, and when I see this photo, I remember home. Mama’s kitchen was cozy, clean, and warm. Her table was set with an abundance of food, and there was always room for one more at her table. In this kitchen, I knew I belonged. (This photo was taken by my sister Rachel N. Miller)


The house in which we live was dubbed Linger Longer by the folks who had it built in 1927.  In the twenty-one years since we’ve lived here, I’ve fixed a mess of meals in this kitchen.   Whether it’s been a birthday bash, graduation party, family get-togethers, friends, and neighbors or church events, we’ve had quite a few folks linger longer here. My husband’s rationale is that it doesn’t have to be fancy as long as the food is good and there’s plenty of it.

The recipes you find here are the ones I turn to over and over again.  I can grab a cookbook from the shelf and the pages will practically open by themselves.  I use these recipes again and again because they work and because my family likes them.  Each family has its favorite recipes, and these are some of ours.

I’m always open to trying new recipes.  You’re welcome to send me your favorites as well!



Main Dishes

Soup and Sandwiches

Vegetables and Salads



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