Category: Flavor


Rainy Day Rhubarb Crunch Recipe

Rhubarb Crunch Plated

Grandma’s go-to Rhubarb Crunch recipe, and a reminder to enjoy the day even if it is raining. Don’t miss a moment to make a memory that could last a lifetime!

Chicken or Beef Enchiladas

Chicken or Beef Enchiladas by Sarah Franzen

Previously, I shared a family recipe for Cheese Enchiladas. I have now started to experiment with different types, chicken has been our favorite. The sauce is the same, but I’m adding a few tricks I’ve picked up along the way and my preferred method for cooking the meat. Ingredients – approx 2 dozen: 20-24 tortillas …

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Delicious Slow Cooker Apple Pie Dessert

We were tasked with bringing our favorite Slow Cooker meal to a family gathering at church last Saturday.  I have several go-to recipes, but I was jonesing for something sweet. I took to Pinterest and found this yummy idea from The Magical Slow Cooker.  Yes, I know it’s not a “meal”, but who’s going to pass …

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Scotcheroos and Stretchy Pants

Apparently there has been a bit of a tragedy happening right under my nose out here on the East Coast, and I was not even aware of it.  Most of these lovely people have never tried or even heard of Scotcheroos!  I have taken this delicious dessert for granted for the last 30 years.  I …

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Grandma’s Cinnamon Rolls

 After successfully recreating my grandmother’s cabbage burgers, I wanted to give her cinnamon rolls a try.  I called around to the aunts and received a few recipes that were pretty similar.  This particular one Grandma would use to save time and when she was making rolls to accompany dishes that were not also made from dough, …

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Chocolate Crinkle Cookies

A few weeks ago, we were chatting about the benefits of parchment paper, and I shared a picture of the cookies I was baking.  (You can follow the link to Facebook here.)  Many responded regarding how delicious they looked and inquired about the recipe.  Ask and you shall receive! This comes directly from  Thank …

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Cream Cheese Fruit Dips and How to Keep Apples Looking Fresh

These are my favorite fruit dips.  Almost everyone has heard of them, and most people have tried them.  I’m not sure whom to attribute the original recipes to.  I didn’t take them from a cookbook, I just had them written down on a notecard from my mom. has published the brown sugar version and has the …

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It’s Chili Season

On cold winter days, nothing beats coming home to a warm hearty meal; and few things are easier than throwing it all in a pot.  This is my husband’s family chili recipe.  Just brown the meat and add everything to the slow cooker.  It’s an easy one to doctor-up to suit your group, add a …

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Fudge Pie

We did things a bit backwards this year.  For Thanksgiving dessert my husband requested cake (Coconut Cake to be precise), and for his birthday a few days ago I made his favorite, Fudge Pie.  His grandmother always made this for the holidays.  Now for special occasions, or when we just need a touch of home, …

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Linda P’s Coconut Cake

My husband had a carry-in at work a couple of weeks ago.  Later that afternoon I received an email from him; the subject line: THIS IS RIDICULOUS!!!! The body of the message was the following recipe simply called Coconut Cake.  Rather than pie, my husband asked if we could have the cake on Thanksgiving.  Thank …

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