Category Archives: Vegetables

Katie’s Carrot Salad

“In Adam’s Fall, we sinned all.” This is how children were introduced to the alphabet in The New England Primer, the first and most famous textbook published in the American colonies. The rhyming verses and woodcut images taught children their … Continue reading

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Almost Fat-free Calabacitas

Our niece Susie brought one of her favorite cookbooks to a family gathering in Kansas earlier this summer. When she handed me Jane Marsh Dieckmann’s Use it All: The Leftovers Cook Book, I grabbed it like a hungry trout after … Continue reading

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Rhonda’s Rice and Broccoli Casserole

This is a recipe from Kansas, a statement which you might want to interpret as a gourmet alert. The ingredients include Velveeta. But though I hate to admit it, in spite of that this recipe makes a delicious side dish. … Continue reading

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Smoke Stack’s Cheesy Corn Bake

When gasoline was twenty-five cents a gallon and our family Plymouth got over twenty miles per gallon, summer drives were an inexpensive way to make weekends special. Sometimes we drove to a lake with Dad’s canoe on top of the … Continue reading

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Smoked Sausage Soup

Among the many reasons for admiring Julia Child are her sensible observations about the privacy of the kitchen. From her I learned that the broken cake or tart that refused to slip smoothly out of the pan will look fine … Continue reading

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Jerri’s Beef and Brussels Sprouts

I can’t remember not liking Brussels sprouts, though I may have suppressed the memory of battles at the table with my mother and father. Since Brussels sprouts are closely related to cabbage I probably liked them from the first taste. … Continue reading

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Joyce’s Pumpkin Pie

“Every successful marriage needs one flexible partner,” said my friend Bob. Then he added, “Jody is the one in ours.” We have a similar situation which explains why Jerri has been using Joyce’s pumpkin pie recipe for well over forty … Continue reading

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Mixed Bean Pot

There was a time when I hated beans. Green beans, especially, but also yellow wax beans. Beans that grew in thousand-foot-long rows tangled with weeds. Weeds that I had been hired to kill with my trusty hoe. My father had … Continue reading

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Pasties Fit for a King

I don’t remember when or where I first ate a pasty. It might have been in Ironwood, Michigan, where some friends of my parents took us one time when they went to buy colored oleo. Stores in Wisconsin could not … 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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