Category Archives: Holiday Food

The Best Blueberry Pie


IDEA The Johnson’s sent out an email in the middle of last week warning that the last of the blueberries were being picked. So we were up early on Saturday and off to the farmer’s market to get 6 pints. … Continue reading

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Deviled Eggs


Deviled Eggs are a family favorite. They are easy to make, delicious and very pretty to serve. I like to make them for special occasions, and I even have a special crystal serving dish for Deviled Eggs. When Don and … Continue reading

Posted in Accompaniments, Appetizers, Cooking Tips, General Info, Gluten free, Holiday Food, Kid-friendly foods, My life, Side Dishes, Vegetarian

Yellow Rice with Raisins


Don and I hosted a gathering for the CISR Senior Manager’s Course on Sunday. It was interesting and fun. We are grateful for all our friends, new and old, who attended! About 25 people came to our house for dinner, … Continue reading

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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

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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Stuffed Mushrooms


Stuffed mushrooms make delicious party food. They are easy to eat while standing. Two bites and you finish them. No mess. This recipe has very good flavor and I love to make them when I have dinner parties. I think … 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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The Perfect Prime Rib (Beef)


We had a lovely dinner the evening “Da Pack” played the Steelers in the Superbowl early this year. We had Prime Rib, Oven Browned Potatoes, Fresh Artichokes and Steamed Green Beans. Then we topped it all off with Carrot Cake in celebration … Continue reading

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Pear and Walnut Salad


Ingredients (Serves 4-6) 4 Bosc pears, red are prettiest for this salad 1 cup toasted walnut pieces 3 oz gorgonzola or crumbled feta mixed spring greens or half baby spinach/half baby arugula fresh thyme leaves White Balsamic Fig Vinaigrette 1/4 … Continue reading

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Corned Beef & Cabbage


I drove to Wisconsin over the weekend so I could meet my new grandson Andrew, visit my daughter Erin and her partner Julie, and help out as I can for the next couple of weeks. Erin gave birth to little … Continue reading

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