Festive Holiday Pretzels

For many years our annual family Christmas cookie baking day was interjected with great drama regarding these holiday pretzels. First, the original recipe used small round pretzels, which were only available at one store on the other side of town. In order to add the...

Pumpkin Cheesecake Layer Pie (No Bake)

There are never enough ovens on Thanksgiving Day, so I love to make this easy, no-bake pumpkin pie! I adapted the recipe from one I got from my aunt many years ago. Mostly, what has changed is the elimination of as much of the processed ingredients as possible. The...

Autumn Cranberry Oatmeal Cookies

These cookies are an original EATS Together recipe inspired by a cherry chocolate oatmeal cookie that we have been making for years. I wanted to incorporate fall flavors and Jim’s love of cranberries inspired me to try them, along with a few fall spices and...

Pork Scallopini with Marsala Mushroom Gravy

This is a hearty, flavorful dish that offers the satisfaction of comfort food without packing on a ton of fat and calories. We like to serve it with “Kluski” noodles or spaetzle (when we have time to make them). Add a vegetable or salad side, and you have...

Salzbrezeln

These “Salzbrezeln” (salted pretzels) are fun to make-together any time of the year, but are particularly necessary at our house around Oktoberfest. They can be tricky to roll out, but even the youngest pretzel-makers say they’re worth it in the end....

Homemade Salsa

One of our favorite summer indulgences – when we have lots of fresh, ripe tomatoes in our garden – is to make homemade salsa. We find it is tastiest straight from the bowl we mix it in. Even after refrigeration, it is far superior to any store-bought, jarred version....