Category Archives: General Info

Sour Cream Cinnamon Crumb Coffee Cake


I wanted to bring coffee cake to work today because one of our grant sponsors was coming to visit us to discuss a couple of projects. I found a terrific coffee cake in a cookbook by daughter Erin gave me … Continue reading

Posted in Breakfast, Cakes, General Info, Holiday Food, Kid-friendly foods, My life, Uncategorized, Vegan, Vegetarian

Mediterranean Vegetable Stew with Chickpeas


Don and I have a house guest from Pakistan, Muhamad Ishaq Israr. We are all learning a great deal about one another. Ishaq is attending Eastern Mennonite University’s Summer Peacebuilding Institute. This is the third year we have had SPI … Continue reading

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Indian Ratatouille


Don and I have the pleasure of hosting a young man from Pakistan by the name of Muhammad Ishaq Israr. He is here to attend Eastern Mennonite University’s Summer Peacebuilding Institute. Ishaq works for a nongovernmental organization, Just Peace, in his … Continue reading

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My Favorite Beef Enchiladas


Well, Cinco de Mayo has come and gone. It has been a bit busy for us the past several days, so it has taken me some time to get this post written. We own a townhouse in Elkton, Virginia, and … Continue reading

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Basil French Dressing


My daughter Erin and her partner sent me a cool present for my birthday and Mother’s Day today. They sent me a Nook (electronic reader). It’s very cool. Now if I can just figure out how to use it… I’m … Continue reading

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Paprika Chicken and Dumplings


I haven’t made this recipe in years, but this creamy, Hungarian-style chicken and dumplings dish is beautiful and scrumptious. The dumplings are very similar to the ones my mother called “noodles” that she put in her onion-soup-based potato soup. Chicken … Continue reading

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Mulligatawny (Chicken) Soup


This soup has unusual spices paired with an apple and green pepper. It’s very tasty. I have not made this in quite awhile. Now that I have put the recipe up on the blog, I will have to make it … Continue reading

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How to Make the Perfect Hard Boiled Egg


With Easter coming, everyone is thinking about decorating eggs. Before you do that, you have to boil some eggs. It’s not difficult to do, but two of my kids have asked me how long to boil them, so I thought … Continue reading

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Pea and Cucumber Salad


This is one of my favorite spring salads. It is very light and flavorful and originally came from the book Reversing Diabetes: Reduce or Even Eliminate Your Dependence on Insulin or Oral Drugs by Julian Whitaker, M.D. This book is not just … Continue reading

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Wild Mushroom and Gruyere Quiche


IDEA Lois and I keep a few cartons of liquid eggs on hand for making quick scrambled egg breakfasts. On one of the cartons was the recipe for Wild Mushroom and Gruyère Quiche. We had some dried porcini and Portobello … Continue reading

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