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Food Fridays – Cheesy Potato and Leek Braid

One of my favorite recipes from childhood is the Chicken Broccoli Braid that my mom made (a Pampered Chef recipe).  That flaky crust filled with a creamy chicken mixture inside, and those crunchy almonds baked on top.  Just delicious.  Well since I’ve loved that so much, I’ve tried making braids with several other mixtures over … Continue reading

Food Fridays – Oatmeal Blondie Bars

This is supposed to be a Food Fridays post.  It is now Saturday evening, but better late than never, right?  You’ll appreciate that I didn’t save it until next Friday to post when you try these for yourself. Tonight I have for you my latest snack/dessert concoction.  I’ve been trying out different recipes for my … Continue reading

Food Fridays – Black Forest Trifle

This week we celebrated my husband’s birthday!  He is a very special, hard-working man, and I thank God for bringing him in my life when we were toddlers.  (Yep, we met in the church nursery.) He has had a Black Forest Cake every year for his birthday since he was able to choose (except the … Continue reading

Food Fridays – Cream of Broccoli Soup

Remember way back when I posted about my failure with substituting cheddar cheese for velveeta in my favorite broccoli soup recipe?  The very delicious broccoli soup with velveeta cheese my mom always made growing up?  (Of course you don’t remember, you have a life, too!)  My memories of this soup bring me back to Sunday … Continue reading

Food Fridays – Corn Chowder Recipe

It’s cold here again…how about a nice soup to warm you up?  We had this just a few days ago, and it definitely hit the spot! Corn Chowder 6 slices bacon 3 cups corn (fresh or frozen) 1 medium onion, chopped ½ green sweet pepper, chopped 3 cups chicken broth 2 medium potatoes, cubed (with … Continue reading

Maintaining your Sourdough Starter

Look!  It’s bubbling!  This is a view of my sourdough after the initial 48 hours.  (Let’s just not think about how much bacteria is in the air at my house….) After you get through the process of feeding your sourdough starter, it’s ready to make bread or any other recipe you might desire.  In fact, … Continue reading

Food Fridays – How to Make a Sourdough Starter

Earlier this week, we talked about how good sourdough is for you.  If you missed it, check it out.  Another reason sourdough is so healthy for you is because those beneficial bacteria help to digest your food.  We eat a lot of food that is actually really difficult for our bodies to digest (like granola, … Continue reading