Category Archives: Vegetarian Dishes

Lorrie’s Baked Oatmeal

Long before Jerri became my wife, when she was in high school, she had a dog named Inkabelle Susan (a.k.a. Inky). She also had a loving father who got up at dawn and left her a serving of oatmeal on … Continue reading

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Kathy’s Green Grape Dessert—Elegant and Refreshing

Jerri learned how to make this wonderful dessert when she was teaching at Maine South High School in Park Ridge, Illinois, the school that Hillary Clinton graduated from the year before Jerri joined the faculty. Her friend Kathy, who also … Continue reading

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Baked Custard

My parents, like many others, survived the Great Depression by buying only what they really needed, wasting as little as possible and stretching the little money they had as far as they possibly could. Men saved nails and screws from … Continue reading

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Mennonite Waffles

Making waffles is a pretty straightforward business, assuming that you have a waffle iron and follow the recipe below. However, you should observe two common-sense rules when you make them. RULE #1: Don’t put your hand into a hot waffle … 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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Miss Diane’s Cranberry Raisin Pie

In November our cabin turns into a hunting shack with blaze orange coats, hats and pants hung in the hallway or piled on cots in the main room. If I close my eyes, the fragrance of gun oil and Hoppe’s … Continue reading

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Jerri’s Cracked Wheat Bread

Once upon a time there was a young woman named Jerri who lived in Kentucky. One day she decided to bake a bread that was different from the white bread she had been baking, so she went to the library … Continue reading

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Edith’s Four in One Fruitcake

Many years ago, the Missions Commission of the New Richmond United Methodist Church used to sell pecans and fruitcakes from Koinonia Farm in Americus, Georgia. Koinonia was founded in 1942 by two couples, Clarence and Florence Jordan and Martin and … Continue reading

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Rye Buttermilk Pancakes

For the first time last summer, Jerri and I spent a week in San Francisco, California, toured some wineries in the Napa and Sonoma valleys and visited our friends Bob and Jody at their home in Ashland, Oregon. Bob and … Continue reading

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Meche’s Salsa Fresca

Some time ago, with Meche’s permission, I shared her recipe for guacamole on “Courage in the Kitchen.” Since fresh vegetables are still available at the local Farmers Markets, it’s not too late to make a batch of Meche’s Salsa Fresca. … Continue reading

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