Category Archives: Stews

Garmer’s Goulash


A hearty stew, just right for supper on a cold winter’s night RECIPE IDEA: This recipe was a regular in the winter rotation while living in Chicago. Our home was filled with the fragrance of simmering goulash and bread baking. … Continue reading

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A New Way to Eat Chilean Bean & Corn Stew


Don and I had Chilean Bean & Corn Stew this evening for supper. He had the brilliant idea to add a dollop of sour cream to it, and it completely changed the flavor. It is excellent both ways. ~Lois

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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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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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African Beef and Rice


I have only made this recipe a few times, but it is delicious. It originally comes from Betty Crocker’s International Cookbook, one of my favorite cookbooks. I can’t remember ever making anything from this cookbook that wasn’t amazing. This recipe … Continue reading

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More Football Food: Cincinnati Vegetarian Chili


Football season is a good time for Chili. When it’s cold, a good hearty chili can really warm you up. The weatherman is predicting a couple of inches of snow here tonight, so I decided to make Cincinnati Vegetarian Chili. … Continue reading

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Pot Roast


Lois was hungry for some “comfort food” to take the chill off of a Saturday evening. She went to the grocery and brought home a beautiful three-and-a-half pound boneless chuck roast. I like the pot roast cooked slowly so our … Continue reading

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Slow Cooker Beans & Mushrooms Bourguignon


Well, the young men from Up with People stayed with us until Monday morning. Because Carlos is vegetarian and we were going to be out at the Up With People performance until 6:45 or so, we made this terrific slow-cooker … Continue reading

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Slow Cooker Arroz non Pollo


For the next week Don and I are hosting two young men from a program called Up With People. Carlos is 23 and from California; Dylan is 19 and from South Dakota. One is vegetarian so we are eating vegetarian foods … Continue reading

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