Category Archives: Uncategorized

Summer Cooler

You don’t know how good buttermilk tastes until you have climbed a mile up a mountainside on a hot day. Despite our lack of hiking shoes, a friend and I had decided to see what Bad Reichenhall, Germany, looked like … Continue reading

Posted in Desserts, Uncategorized, Vegetarian Dishes | Tagged , , , , | Leave a comment

Fresh Limeade

The frozen concentrated orange juice that we enjoy today was developed during World War II. The Florida Citrus Commission assembled a team of three researchers to improve the quality of processed orange products. The immediate goal was to produce a … Continue reading

Posted in Gluten free, Uncategorized | Tagged , , , , | Leave a comment

Leftover Chicken Spaghetti Sauce

“When a poor man eats a chicken, one of them is sick,” says Tevye in Fiddler on the Roof. In our home when I was growing up, we could have said, “When Mom puts a chicken on the table, it … Continue reading

Posted in Uncategorized | Leave a comment

Rhubarb Bread Pudding

As I have mentioned elsewhere, I have learned to trust Jerri’s judgements about recipes. Not that I always follow her recommendations, but sometimes I like to live a little recklessly and once in a while, my intuition proves right. Like … Continue reading

Posted in Desserts, Uncategorized | Tagged , , | Leave a comment

Butch’s Kraut-Stuffed Hamburgers

Butch Wardenga was a year behind me in high school, but he ended up a few years ahead of me in cooking and sharing his recipes. While I left Hayward and ended up working for a company in the Twin … Continue reading

Posted in Uncategorized | Leave a comment

Classic Macaroni and Cheese

This is the kind of macaroni and cheese that my mother made with a creamy cheese sauce. She started by making a white sauce, that wonderful French “mother sauce” named after the Marquis de Béchemel. I never heard her say … Continue reading

Posted in Uncategorized | 1 Comment

Mom’s Hot Cocoa

One of the pleasures of taking a walk after a good snowstorm is the chance to observe the status of snow art and architecture in the neighborhood. The quantity and quality, as I judge it, varies from year to year, … Continue reading

Posted in Desserts, Uncategorized | Tagged , , | Leave a comment

Perfect Popcorn

Uncle George was my father’s older brother. He had a farm near Orchard, Nebraska and came to visit Grandma and Grandpa Rang every couple years when I was growing up. He raised corn, hogs and beef cattle. When we visited … Continue reading

Posted in Side dishes, Uncategorized, Vegetarian Dishes | Tagged , | Leave a comment

Marinade for Steaks and Chops

“Now, I have to get up at 4 tomorrow morning, get dressed, have breakfast at 4:30, pick Pete and Harold up at 5 and be at Leroy’s by 5:30,” explained my father.  “We have to be on our stands by 6.” My … Continue reading

Posted in Meats, Uncategorized | Tagged , , | Leave a comment

Carole’s Tuna Casserole

When days were cool, Mom baked more than usual. Baking helped warm the house, and if it got too hot inside, she could open a window or door to take advantage of the free air conditioning supplied by God.  Like … Continue reading

Posted in Fish & Seafood, Main Dishes, Uncategorized, Vegetables | Tagged , | Leave a comment