This recipe is from a good friend’s wife, Connie. It’s a simple recipe that goes together quickly. We’ve made it a couple of times and it’s a hit every time! I know that I have to stay away from it, otherwise I’m shoveling the stuff down my throat! Definitely yummy! Make some and let me know what you think about it.Continue reading
Like the Christmas Nut Thins, French Butter Horns were made every holiday season while growing up in Wisconsin. These cookies are pastry-based, light, and very delicious. This recipe was part of the 1998 inaugural edition of the family recipe collection.
While they’re good, these also require a bit more labor to make them. It’s worth though.Continue reading
Gotta love cookies and especially during the holidays. Growing up, our Mom would make all sorts of deliciousness for the holidays. My sisters and I would be expected to help in various ways. It might be mixing, frosting, or, in my case, conducting quality control on the cookies. Yum! Yep, everyone was expected to help.Continue reading
Growing up and continuing with my family, this was a staple at our holiday meals. It was difficult determining if this should be considered a side dish or a dessert as it works for both. So, I tagged it for both.
My Mom’s version was 3 layers; jello mixture, sour cream, and topped off with the remaining jello. In my version, I go with 5 layers. Just seems to look more festive to me. Whichever way you do, it’ll still be tasty!
Note: This recipe was first published in the 2007 family recipe collection.Continue reading
I was raised in Wisconsin. Yep. Cheese, brats, beer, and the Green Bay Packers!
This is another recipe from my childhood days that uses the beer part of growing up in good old Wisconsin. It smelled wonderful while cooking and was always enjoyable to the taste buds.
I’ve seen many recipes variations and all of them have the same basic base for the sauce: beer, brown sugar, and ketchup. As I continued to make this dish over the many years since my childhood, it evolved over time and here’s my version of this classic.
- 3 to 4 pork chops
- Salt and pepper to taste
In January 2019, Colleen and I traveled to Cape Charles, VA for a few days. While there, we invited the next door neighbors, Mike and Terry, over for dinner. They brought a wonderful bottle of French wine and dessert. For the dessert, Terry made a dish called “Crack”. The name fits it well because you take one bite and it tends to get one hooked on it.
I’ve seen this recipe online but this one seems to be a variation by Terry. Anyway, easy to make and even easier to eat!
Thank you for sharing it with us, Mike and Terry! Continue reading
This is another recipe that I fondly remember from my childhood and continue to enjoy now. It’s been published in the family cookbook a couple of times in the past from Jaymi and Grandpa Ed.
This one is similar to those but with the extra stuff, I add to it. Continue reading