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garden patch macaroni salad

If you’re looking for a delicious, different macaroni salad to make for your next gathering or potluck, this is the salad for you. It’s so pretty with all of those colorful, veggies! And it’s so delicious with that slightly sweet, creamy dressing. Feel free to substitute other vegetables for the ones listed, if you come…

cabbage breakfast skillet

Here’s one of my favorite ways to start the day, but it’s good any time of day. This is delicious, high protein, healthy, and fast to prepare! I hope you like it as much as we do. For one serving: 1 to 2 Tablespoon(s) olive oil OR sesame oil 2 large eggs, beaten with 1…

chinese buffet coconut buns

About once every few weeks we visit our local Chinese buffet for lunch or dinner. I usually get the same things. Orange chicken or sesame chicken salad, the garlic green beans, cellophane noodles, crab rangoon or an egg roll, and a coconut-filled bun for dessert. Really, the buns are more like donuts. They’re so wonderful…

marshmallow mermaid pie

Ever since the first time I saw the movie Waitress I’ve wanted to make this pretty, dreamy, Marshmallow Mermaid Pie. It’s so sweet and colorful, but honestly, I fell in love with the name. Here’s my interpretation of the pie that Jenna presents to her doctor. It’s actually very easy to prepare, and would make…

deviled egg salad

I make up a batch of egg salad about once a week and I have a few tried and true recipes that are my go-tos. Here’s a quick list: Dilly Egg Salad, Cream Cheese Egg Salad, Amish Tuna Egg Salad, Hammy Egg Salad,  and Curried Egg Salad. This week I made up my Deviled Egg…

perfect pineapple zucchini bread

There’s something that happens when you add pineapple to zucchini bread. Not only does the bread become more moist and sweet, you can really taste that fresh, tropical, pineapple flavor! I like this bread without too much embellishment, but you could add some raisins and/or chopped nuts to the batter if you wish. I’d say…

A Collection of 55 Saint Patrick’s Day Celebration Recipes

This is a collection of some of our favorite St. Patrick’s Day foods. Some are authentically Irish, and some are more Irish-inspired. Some are included just because they fall under the category “hearty pub fare.”  Some are on the list because they contain corned beef, cabbage or potatoes, and some you find here simply because…

grandma’s minnesota goulash

This is one of those old standby recipes that I make when I’m craving something that reminds me of home. It’s so simple to prepare, delicious, frugal, and it really hits the spot! PS…Before I start getting emails… This “goulash” is a Minnesota staple food, and has nothing to do with authentic Hungarian goulash, which…

snickers candy bar apple salad

This amazing dessert “salad” has been featured at gatherings here in the Midwest for as long as I can remember. Everyone seems to make it a little differently, but it’s always creamy, sweet, crunchy, and delicious! serves 6 to 8 1 big Red Delicious apple, unpeeled, cored, and chopped (save some for garnish) 1 big…

irish-american soda bread

This recipe was adapted from one I found in my trusty copy of Joy of Cooking. I like it because it’s slightly sweet and much more moist than traditional Irish soda bread. It’s definitely more of a quick bread and less “biscuity.” This is my go to Irish soda bread and I make it every…