Old-Fashioned Dumplings

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No, not the Bisquick kind plopped by spoonfuls into boiling liquid. Well, these are put into boiling liquid, but not by ploppy spoonfuls. These dumplings are my great-grandmother’s recipe and Continue Reading →

A Little St. Patrick’s Day History & A Few Traditional Irish Recipes

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Erin go Bragh! Ireland Forever! I love Ireland and all things from that beautiful land of verdant green hills studded with fantastic ancient castles and quaint little villages–especially so since Continue Reading →

Leftover Holiday Ham & Dinner Rolls? Make Ham & Cheese Sliders!

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Lots of Christmas or Easter ham (supremely awesome Holiday Ham recipe) left from the big dinner and ready to change it up a bit? Add leftover rolls and you’ve got Continue Reading →

Deliciously Succulent & Tender Holiday Ham

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Several years ago, two of our best friends came down from our old home state to visit us at Christmas. We planned a fabulous dinner with the menfolk picking out Continue Reading →

Fabulous Fantasy Fudge!

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Finally a fudge I love! I had never been a fan of fudge. I’d sampled lots of different fudges from specialty shops over the years and always thought it looked Continue Reading →

The Original Peanut Butter Ball Recipe a.k.a. Buckeyes

I can’t believe how many recipes are floating around for this simple little recipe. I’ve made them every Christmas 🎄 for over 30 years, but 3 years ago, I lost the Continue Reading →

Mexican Wedding Cakes, Russian Tea Cakes, Melting Moments…

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It’s Christmas Eve! This is my absolute favorite time of year. I’m thankful every single day for the greatest gift God could ever give us, a savior, and the celebration Continue Reading →

Plimouth Plantation ~ On the Menu at the First Thanksgiving

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As a granddaughter of the Mayflower by my direct descent from eight (yes 8!) of its passengers, I’m eager to tell the tale of the first Thanksgiving feast enjoyed by Continue Reading →

Old-Fashioned Bread Dressing for Your Thanksgiving Table

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We just call it dressing in our family and it wouldn’t be Thanksgiving without it. Grandma Betty used to make it half with oysters and half without. My husband’s family Continue Reading →