Rotini Bean Salad

This salad began with a recipe I found years ago on a plastic bag of some really good Hodgson Mill vegetable rotini.  Our first taste suggested the need for adjustments, but we liked the combination of beans, peppers and pasta, so I persevered.  After three or four variations I settled on the recipe below. Like…
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Candied Dill Strips

Like most country kids, I was in a 4-H club.  Ours was called the Busy Beavers, and we met at Mrs. Carlson’s, about a ten minute bike ride from my home.  I became the club secretary and dutifully submitted a short news item to The Sawyer County Record after every meeting. The meetings did not…
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Susanne’s Asparagus-Ham Roll-ups

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Boneless Pork Roast

When I fetched a pork roast from the wooden chest in the red shed on those cold winter mornings, I knew that Mom would be making her pork pot roast for supper that night.  I don’t remember her ever roasting pork (with the exception of hams) or beef in the oven.  She browned the roasts,…
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Jerri’s Mom’s Borscht

Jerri has been making borscht since we were married.  It is always delicious though frequently slightly different, as she has never written down what she does.  Basically, she just tries to make it the way she remembers her mom made it. She checked her Mennonite cookbooks for borscht recipes, but they really did not help…
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