Category Archives: Side dishes

Hilda’s Never Fail Dumplings

Have you ever seen the bones in your toes wriggling inside your shoes? If you have, it was probably because your local shoe store had an X-Ray Shoe Fitter manufactured in Milwaukee, Wisconsin. Shoe-fitting fluoroscopes, like the Internet, personal computers, … Continue reading

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Jerri’s Green Pea Salad

Lady Plumberton and her husband were on a voyage to the United States when she suffered an attack of nausea. Accordingly, she visited the ship’s physician who suggested that it was probably a mild attack of seasickness and gave her … Continue reading

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Dan’s Wild Rice Dressing

Our friend Dan is a gourmet cook. While I don’t aspire to such heights, I can follow a gourmet recipe if I have to. While Dan and I were talking food and politics one day, he asked for a piece … Continue reading

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Gina’s Quesadillas

If you think quesadillas are Mexican, you’re half right. Traditional quesadillas consist of corn tortillas folded over cheese to make half-moon-shaped turnovers that are cooked on a comal or griddle until the tortilla is done and the cheese melted. Maize, … Continue reading

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Sara’s Noodle Pudding

According to Webster’s Dictionary, the first recorded use of the term “comfort food” was in 1977. Comfort food is defined as “food that provides consolation or a feeling of well-being, typically any with a high sugar or other carbohydrate content … Continue reading

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Jerri’s Turkey Dressing

As I may have mentioned before, we always have roast turkey for our Thanksgiving and Christmas dinners. The day before the big day, Jerri bakes the pumpkin pie, makes the cranberry sauce and prepares the ingredients for the turkey dressing. … Continue reading

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Mushroom Cheese Canapés

This recipe came about years ago because a local grocery had a “Manager’s Special” on sliced fresh mushrooms. After two mornings of mushroom and cheese scrambled eggs, it was obvious that I had to do something with the rest of … Continue reading

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Jerri’s Cranberry Sauce and Relish

For the past twenty years or so, Jerri and I have been buying ten pounds of fresh cranberries each fall at marshes near Stone Lake. Wisconsin. Cranberries freeze well, so we measure three cups into quart freezer bags and in … Continue reading

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Leek and Potato Soup

One Saturday morning I saw some wonderful fresh leeks at the farmers’ market and could not resist. Jerri approved the purchase with the condition that I do something with them. I checked out leek soup recipes, made some modifications and … Continue reading

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Spaghetti alla Carbonara

Another wonderful traditional peasant dish from Italy! That’s what I thought when I first tasted spaghetti alla carbonara. After all, the name suggests that this is a dish for charcoal burners (“carbonari” in Italian), who undoubtedly appreciated a filling meal … Continue reading

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