Recipes

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Smokey Tomato Sauce

We make this sauce in August when we have more tomatoes than we know what to do with. We love the "hearty without meat" flavor it brings to a wide variety of dishes. Another plus: it maintains it's unique, smokey flavor through the canning process. In our version of...

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Basic Tomato Sauce

When you need a fresh-tasting tomato sauce, but don't have all day to make it, this basic recipe is a great option. Fresh carrots, celery, onion and garlic all brighten – and deepen – the flavor of the canned tomatoes. Perfect served simply over pasta and also ideal...

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Inside Out Cookies

Sporting a chocolate cookie and white chocolate chips, we've always called these "Inside Out Cookies." We enjoy them throughout the year, but also always have them on the Christmas cookie tray to satisfy the many chocoholics we know and love! Ingredients for Inside...

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Snowball Cookies

Snowballs, Sandies, Italian Wedding Cookies...the list can go on and on. This popular cookie comes with many names and in many shapes. We like making small balls that you can pop in your mouth in one bite. Grandmommie used to use the same recipe, but shaped them into...

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Holiday Holly Treats

Every holiday cookie plate needs these festive holly treats. They are simple to make and so yummy – but not too many, kids. If your tongue starts to look green, it is said you may be turning into The Grinch! Ingredients for Holiday Holly Treats 1/2 C. butter 30 - 35...

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Smoked Gouda Mac and Cheese (with pulled pork)

Jim loves to spend a Saturday smoking a pork shoulder – and we love eating it. We usually have guests and my Sweet Honey BBQ Glaze has a competition with Jim's South Carolina Finishing sauce. Even so, we always have some leftovers. Lest these delicious leftovers go to...

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Pear Asiago Spinach Salad

Everyone loves this salad! The balsamic vinaigrette dressing is so good that we like to keep it in the refrigerator and use it with any recipe that calls for a vinaigrette Ingredients for Pear Asiago Spinach Salad 5 T. olive oil 3 T. balsamic vinegar 1 T. honey 1 t....

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Grandma’s Cranberry Bread

This delicious cranberry bread was adapted from one of our favorite Thanksgiving storybooks, Cranberrry Thanksgiving. We continue to make it throughout the holiday season and are often nibbling a slice as we open our Christmas gifts. (And by the way, it also makes a...

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French Bread Pizza

I try to keep a loaf of French bread from the store in my freezer for those nights when real cooking is just not going to happen. Making these can be a no brainer when my brain is finished! You really only need three ingredients to make it work, but many additional...

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Irish Boxty

It's fun to make and eat these with kids. Have an extra small cookie or biscuit cutter on hand for them to make kid-sized mini boxty! Ingredients for Irish Boxty 1 C finely grated raw potato 1 C mashed potato 2 C flour 1 t. baking powder 1 T. Lawry's seasoning salt 2...

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Dinner Rolls

Only second to eating them, Madeline loves to make these traditional dinner rolls with me. When I was learning to make them with Grandma Izzy, she would recite a story about my uncle as a boy snatching a roll to eat while they were still proofing. Every time, she'd...

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Sicilian Tomato Sauce

I'll put it to you straight: this is NOT a fast recipe. However, it is beyond worth the time to make and save for quick meals in the future. It is delicious, versatile and best of all, you know what's in it. (Many commercial tomato sauces have as much as 16 teaspoons...

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Pasta with Walnuts

Our whole family loves this recipe! The ingredients can be kept on hand for a night when you need a quick, satisfying homemade meal. Add a side of sautéed spinach or steamed broccoli (see Three Tasty and Simple Veggie Sides) for balance and nutrition.Ingredients for...

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Cream Sauce with Shallots and Thyme

This sauce is great with any meat. It holds up well in the slow cooker with meatballs, but is also delicious with pork scallopini or sautéed chicken breasts. Ingredients for Cream Sauce with Shallots and Thyme 3 T butter  3 T flour 1 shallot, finely chopped 1 1/4 C...

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Meatballs

These savory meatballs are fun to make together and delicious for dinner tonight or next week! Ingredients for Meatballs 3/4 lb Ground Beef 3/4 lb. Ground Pork 1/2 Cup Toasted Bread Crumbs 2/3 Cup Milk 1 Teaspoon Kosher Salt 1.5 Teaspoons Fresh Thyme, chopped 2 Egg...

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Tomato Pie

Popular in the Southern U.S., this recipe is a great summertime side dish. Use Roma or other paste variety tomatoes to keep your pie from getting runny! Ingredients for Tomato Pie 9" pie crust 2 - 3 large tomatoes or 6 - 8 Roma tomatoes (paste tomatoes preferred) 1/2...

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