Dutch Baby Recipe

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A Dutch Baby for Easter? You bet!  The name doesn’t sound like a scrumptious breakfast or dessert, does it? Some may know it as an oven baked German pancake, and others may not have heard of this super simple, great tasting dish. Fantastic flavor with a show stopping appearance, combined with oh-so-easy prep, makes it the perfect dish for your Easter weekend. [Keep reading...]

Grilled Vegetables

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Grilled Vegetables

Studies show that we should eat 4 to 5 cups of fruits and vegetables each day. Are you on track? Some days are better than others in our busy lives but one thing is for sure, Grilled Vegetables are always a winner with my family. They rank as high as roasted vegetables on our vegetable likeness scale.

Select your favorite veggies and follow these suggestions from Better Homes & Gardens. The next step to guarantee no vegetable leftovers is to serve the grilled goodies with a favorite sauce such as the Miso Dressing that was featured in my recent article on the Kansas City Chow Town Blog or an ever popular standby round our dinner table, pesto. [Keep reading...]

Glazed Lemon Bars

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You know it is coming and it must be getting closer. Are you ready? Apparently Kathy and I are ready and waiting. Spring is teasing us this year, isn’t it? One day sunny and even down right balmy, then the next day explodes with a swoosh, cool, bitter and freezing. Sun, rain, hail and snow….ahhhhh…..life is good in the Midwest. Wouldn’t change a thing. (Ok, that is a lie!) [Keep reading...]

Malted Milk Cake Recipe

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Handwriting is such a simple thing, and yet, most of us miss seeing it when someone passes away. It sounds odd, but it is true for handwriting is so personal. Suddenly,a scrap of paper with anything written on it becomes a cherished memory.

When I saw that handwriting, in a recipe box stored away for over forty years, it took my breath away. [Keep reading...]

Mustard and Beer Braised Country-Style Pork Ribs

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Nothing says comfort and home cooking quite as easily as a dish prepared in the slow cooker. That means it is time for country-style pork ribs braised in a slow cooker. … [Keep reading...]

Lemon Meringue Pie

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Lemon Meringue Pie Yes! The sun is shining and there is a brightness with the lingering daylight that definitely feeds my soul. Think Spring and think eggs, don’t you agree? Check out the facts on the difference between white shell and brown … [Keep reading...]

Banana Cream Pie

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Easy as pie! How many times have you heard this expression? Pie really can be very easy, very comforting, very tasty and very affordable. Don’t sweat the small stuff. If the thought of a homemade crust is more than you can bare, simply use one of … [Keep reading...]

All Things Meyer Lemon! Lemon Cake and Lemon Vinaigrette

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Meyer lemons are the darling of the food world and are featured in lots of food magazines. After I saw a historical Meyer lemon poster, I was craving anything and everything lemon—and Meyer lemons would be ideal. Meyer lemons were discovered by … [Keep reading...]

Beef Burgundy Recipe

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My dad was a meat and potatoes kind of guy—and the meat and potatoes could not be combined into a soup or stew. My childhood dinners and food memories could fit into the divided compartments on those ridged plates. Does that sound like anyone you … [Keep reading...]