Recipes

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Jim’s Italian Sausage

Jim's Italian Sausage is so versatile and handy to have around! This recipe makes about 5 pounds of sausage, most of which we freeze in smaller amounts for later use. A couple of our favorite recipes are Italian Sausage Manicotti and Mom's Spaghetti Sauce. Also, you...

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Curried Chicken and Rice

This is an original from our family! It's roots are in a side dish that had just wild rice and a wonderful curry sauce made with egg yolks and half and half. The result is a kind of custard surrounding the other ingredients. To evolve this into a main course dish we...

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Cajun Chicken Pasta

We came up with this dish while trying to recreate a fantastic pasta that I had at a restaurant in New Orleans years ago. I think we came pretty close! For a long time the kiddo would not touch it. Perhaps it was too spicy. Recently, however, she has done a complete...

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Irish Farmhouse Salad

This salad is always yummy, but is especially popular in our house during the winter months when many of our favorite seasonal veggies are not available or not at their peak. It evolved from an old Irish recipe that mixed cream and mustard with a cooked egg yoke to...

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Beef in Guinness

This is by far my favorite beef stew recipe! Pictured above with Basic Bread from Starter, it is also delicious with boxty and we often serve it with our Irish Farmhouse Salad on the side. Years ago, we started making this stew by trying a variety of recipes one at a...

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Sourdough Starter

Bread, English muffins, waffles, pancakes, biscuits, pretzels – the list of things you can do with a nice sourdough starter is endless! A friend of my mom's turned me on to the wonders of starter many years ago when she served up the most delicious sourdough biscuits...

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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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Irish Boxty

These traditional Irish potato pancakes are a little firmer than other varieties because they are made with both mashed and grated potatoes. While the recipe is 100% authentic Irish, our favorite way to eat them strays a bit from tradition. We cook up some turkey...

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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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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

Starring two of our favorite garden crops, tomatoes and basil, 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...

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