Category Archive: Flavor

Recipes

Coconut Cream Pie Bars

I came across this recipe for Coconut Cream Pie Bars through Pinterest.  The Clever Housewife added it  to her boards, inspired by the original post from Dough Puncher. The bars looked too good to pass up, and I was even more excited when I saw a shortened version of the recipe. Dough Puncher has a wonderful post listing the full ingredients …

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Magic Cookie Bars

Looking for an easy dessert that would incorporate my husband’s request for “something with coconut” I decided to see what it would take to make the well-known Magic Cookie Bars. We have enjoyed these mainly as a sweet snack after a light sandwich at local delis, and it wasn’t until I looked up the recipe …

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Classic Cabbage Burgers; Grandma Would be Proud

Craving a taste of home and needing to have some quick options on hand when family came to visit, I decided to give my Grandma’s German Cabbage Burger recipe a try.  Back in Nebraska they actually have a restaurant chain that sells something similar, and many call them “Runzas“.  The name Cabbage Burger can be a little misleading for …

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Easy Appetizers; Tortilla Roll-Ups

Here’s a popular appetizer that is quick and easy to make.  It’s perfect to whip up the day before a party.  There are several versions of this recipe out there; this is just the one Mom and Grandma always fixed.  I could not find where this exact list of ingredients came from.  So, if you …

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Amazing Acini de Pepe Salad

Growing up, whenever Mom asked me what I wanted her to make, my answer was always Acini de Pepe Salad.  It does take a little planning and makes a very large amount, so generally this side dish was reserved for holidays, carry-ins, and church picnics.  This recipe is a family favorite and is taken from …

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Delicious Deviled Eggs (a.k.a. Angel Eggs); Part II

Following up from the previous post, comparing hard-boiled to baked eggs, today we are looking at the final details for creating delicious deviled eggs.  When I was little I referred to them as “angel eggs.”  I didn’t like the word “deviled” and couldn’t comprehend how something so wonderful could have such a horrid name.  Generating joy and laughter from …

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Hard-Boiled Versus Baked Eggs: Part I

If you’ve visited this page before, there is one huge difference that is changing my life with boiled eggs – start with boiling water! This completely changes the peeling. The eggs turn out gorgeous. Read on for details… I have recently heard several people mention that rather than hard-boiling eggs it is better to bake …

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(Almost) Authentic Cheese Enchiladas

Since we’ve moved to the East Coast, it’s been quite a challenge finding any great Mexican restaurants.   Some grocery stores don’t even carry tortillas.  Missing my family’s cooking, especially the enchiladas we had at gatherings, I decided to try my hand at the recipe my grandma and cousin perfected.   I have labeled these “almost” authentic since I …

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Just Like Mom Used to Make

Growing up, I never realized how important food was to my family life.  Almost every great childhood memory and experience involves food in some way or another.  Whether we were getting ice cream after winning the big game; having a barbeque when it was too hot to cook in the house; eating a four-course meal …

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How to Avoid Flat Chocolate Chip Cookies

As I meander along on this quest of finding my inner cook, I have been pleasantly surprised at the meals that I have been able to create.  However, a few days ago I encountered my first real disappointment. Trying to do a Good Deed To thank a neighbor for helping me out in a tough …

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