Category Archives: Suppers & more

Hearty Minestrone

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I call this Minestrone recipe hearty for a couple of reasons. It has everything in it except the kitchen sink and it makes a BIG pot of soup, so make sure you have a huge kettle when you start making it. It’s a delicious side dish if you’re having a crowd over for a football game, or if you just want to have plenty left [...]

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Southern Sweet Potato Balls

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Oh, how our family misses our dear Aunt Fern and Uncle Mac. Aunt “Foo” was one of the best cooks in Kentucky and well-known for her parties and great food.  This sweet potato ball recipe is from her collection. Hope you give it a try for the holidays! Here’s all you need: Ingredients: 1 24 oz. can sweet potatoes (drained) [...]

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Genevieve’s Cranberry Salad

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My Mom’s Cranberry Salad recipe (her name was Genevieve), conjures up so many great holiday memories. Our family enjoyed this side dish “must have” for decades. As a small child, my job for this recipe was to crack the whole walnuts and then chop them. For a little girl, that seemed to take all day–but I’m sure it didn’t. Mom made this simple, [...]

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Coleslaw with Roasted Garlic

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I have a confession to make. I am super picky about Coleslaw. I mean REALLY, REALLY picky. Let me count the many ways that I’m picky: –I don’t like it made with sandwich spreads –I don’t like it to be too sweet –I don’t like a dressing that’s too thin –I don’t like a strong onion aftertaste [...]

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Peanut Penne Pasta Salad

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Pasta salads are a favorite of mine. If I knew I wouldn’t gain a kazillion pounds, I would have them often…I mean VERY often… Today, I indulged.  I opted to use Penne and add a bit of crunch with honey roasted peanuts and roasted red peppers in olive oil and garlic. SO GOOD! Let’s get started… Here’s all you need… 1 lb package [...]

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