Guacamole

Guacamole Recipe

Guacamole seems like one of those foods that people either love or hate. It makes a great dip for tortilla chips. When served on the side it cools off a spicy Mexican dish. It makes a delicious creamy topping on a burger or chicken sandwich. And it’s very easy to make. Ingredients: 4 Ripe Avocadoes, … Read more

Braised Beef Short Ribs

Ingredients: 4 Large Pieces Beef Short Ribs (About 1 ½ Lbs.) Salt & Pepper to taste 2 T Vegetable Oil 2 Cups Beef Broth 1 Cup White Wine 2 Medium Tomatoes, chopped 1 Small Onion, chopped 2 Cloves Garlic, chopped 8 Oz Fresh Mushrooms (morels, portabella, button, etc.) 2 Sprigs fresh Rosemary 2 Sprigs fresh … Read more

Christmas Traditions – Figgy Pudding

Figgy Pudding

According to the U.S. Census Bureau, 2006-2010 American Community Survey, 27 different countries of ancestry have been listed for Crawford County alone. The largest reported populations of ancestry are German (19,177), followed by Irish (6,334), American (6,053), English (4,854), Italian (1,934), Dutch (1,222).  Here we highlight one traditional food that three of the above ancestries … Read more

Shrimp Cocktail

Shrimp Cocktail

During the holiday season, it’s easy to find pre-cooked shrimp cocktail with sauce already prepared at your local grocery store. But preparing your own shrimp cocktail is easy to do and tastes so much better. I like to use raw jumbo shrimp (at least 16-24 count per pound) that has been peeled and deveined, with … Read more

Christmas Sandwich Cookies

Christmas Sandwich Cookies Recipe

These Christmas sandwich cookies are rich and buttery, and practically melt in your mouth! Cookie dough: 1 C Soft Butter 1/3 C Whipping Cream 2 C All purpose flour Granulated sugar To prepare cookie dough: Add butter, cream and flour to a stand mixer and mix with flat beater attachment at slow speed until thoroughly … Read more

Asian Salad

Asian Salad Recipe

I started making this salad several years ago, and it quickly became a family favorite. In fact, it has become expected that I bring it to every family get-together, or I would probably be uninvited! I usually double or triple the dressing recipe, so that I have some left over for later. If you don’t … Read more

Fair Style French Fries

Fair Style French Fries

Everyone loves the French fries that you get at the county fair. But you don’t have to wait for the fair to come around, when you can make the same, crispy fries at home. There are a couple secrets that are the key to make delicious homemade French fries all year long. Start by using … Read more

Crab-Stuffed Mushrooms

Crab Stuffed Mushrooms

Ingredients: 6 Large Baby Portabella Mushrooms 4 oz  Lump Crab Meat 1/8 C Mayo 1/8 C, plus 1 T Panko Bread Crumbs, divided 2 tsp Old Bay 3 T Butter, divided 1 T Finely Chopped Sweet Red Pepper 1 T Chopped Celery 1 T Chopped Sweet Onion 2 Cloves Chopped Garlic Olive oil 1 T … Read more

Broccoli-Cauliflower Cheese Soup

Broccoli and Cauliflower Soup

I have a confession. It’s not easy to come up with new recipes each issue, because honestly, I seldom make dishes the same way twice. I typically follow a basic recipe, but usually adjust it depending on ingredients at hand, or whatever fits my mood. And I encourage you to do the same. Always feel … Read more

Tex-Mex Pasta Salad

Tex Mex Pasta Salad

This is a great alternative to the usual Italian-style pasta salad. It’s also easy to customize to your own taste. Try replacing or adding to the ingredients below by substituting corn, kidney beans, red onions, or your own favorite pasta. Salad Ingredients: 1 Package Rotini Pasta 1 Can black beans, drained & rinsed 2 Tomatoes, … Read more