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Pork Stew

August 21, 2017 Featured Recipe

Pork Stew

Once all ingredients are prepped, this stew will be ready before you know it. Warm and inviting, we love this as a Sunday Night dinner, paired with a delicious crusty bread. 2 Tbsp vegetable oil 1-1/2 lbs boneless pork loin, cut into 3-inch chunks salt and freshly ground pepper 2 large celery ribs, finely diced […]

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Vietnamese Quick Chicken Pho

August 18, 2017 Featured Recipe

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Rice noodles and shredded chicken, served in a comforting hot broth, then topped with delicious garnishes, ensures this easy-to-make Vietnamese style phò is a family favorite. 12 ounces wide, flat noodles, medium width, or rice vermicelli 4 cups canned chicken broth, plus 4 cups water 2 Tbsp fish sauce 3 slices unpeeled fresh ginger 1 […]

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Maraschino Chewy Cherry Bars

August 6, 2017 Cookies & Bars

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Mom’s readying her entries in the Cuyahoga County Fair today. Lucky me, because there are extras. This tasty oatmeal bar is made even more delicious with the addition of one of my childhood favorites — maraschino cherries. Clearly, this easy oatmeal bars satisfy any large crowd. Crust 1 cup all-purpose flour 1 cup quick-cooking or […]

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Cracker Jack Ice Cream Cake

July 23, 2017 Desserts

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This recipe from Cook’s Country arrived in my inbox just as I was looking for a refreshing summer dessert for a dinner party. Surprisingly easy to make, I omitted the Cracker Jack, but no one noticed, as it was as fun to look at as it was to eat! (I also made my own caramel […]

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Tabouli

July 18, 2017 Featured Recipe

Tabouli

A classic bulgur salad that is made with garlic, parsley, lemon and mint, is perfect for personalizing with cucumber, bell peppers, and even garbanzo beans. 1 cup dry bulgur wheat 1-1/2 cups water, brought to a boil 1-1/2 tsp salt, to taste 1/4 cup lemon juice – fresh squeezed if possible 1/4 cup olive oil […]

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Summer Pasta

July 15, 2017 Featured Recipe

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Quick, easy and delicious are the key words when it comes to making summer meals. That’s why this Summer Pasta recipe from Rosanna Bowles’ Coming Home cookbook is a favorite around out house. 3/4 cup extra-virgin olive oil 1 lb cherry tomatoes, halved 10 fresh basil leaves, roughly chopped, plus more whole leaves for garnish […]

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The Lake House Cocktail

July 15, 2017 Cocktails

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The days are filled with boating, fishing and relaxing on a raft in the lake. In the late afternoon, when we return to the lake house from a day’s adventure, we long for a cocktail to wind down and ready for the lazy evening ahead. This year, we decided to celebrate these times — with […]

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Plum Salad

June 22, 2017 Featured Recipe

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We’re up to our necks in plums right now! Sweet and full of flavor, we just can’t let these delicious yellow plums go to waste! Beyond tarts and jam, we enjoy them in salads. This recipe is sure to please a crowd. 1 lb small plums (about 8) 1/2 tsp salt 1/2 tsp fresh pepper […]

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Chocolate Pudding

June 12, 2017 Desserts

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Forget the box, this chocolate pudding recipe is creamy, delicious and quick to make. The recipe says the pudding needs to set for several hours, but I find that it is usually ready in less than an hour. Enjoy! 1/2 cup sugar 1/3 cup, plus 1 Tbsp unsweetened cocoa1/8 tsp salt 1/3 cup warm water […]

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Multi-Bean Salad

May 25, 2017 Featured Recipe

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This festive colorful salad is good with cornbread and any soup. Also try serving at room temperature over hot rice (you can melt some cheese into the rice) with steamed tortillas. Try making the salad with a combination of 1 cup each: pinto, kidney, black, and garbanzo beans. Dry beans need to soak at least […]

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