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Dutch Oven Mac-n-Cheese

A one pot ditch the box stove top mac-n-cheese to satisfy the cravings. A good real food recipe that is quick enough for supper on it’s own.

Apple Season is Here!

Apples are a part of the American Mid West like tumble weeds are part of the southwest. Everyone knows where they are, which ones are their favorite, and how to make them into… Continue reading


3 green peppers (large) or 4 small 1 #lb lean ground Turkey 1 medium onion, chopped 1/2 cup cooked rice 1 teaspoon salt 1/4 teaspoon pepper 1/2 cup butter cracker crumbs 1 egg ¼ cup… Continue reading

Lasagna One Pot

Why wait all day for Lasagna and all that work when you can do it in one pot. Need a fancier version for last minute company? Add a cup of white wine or vodka for sweetness. Everyone wants to know what do with the glut of tomatoes from the garden. This is what I do.

Buttermilk White Bread

Tender buttermilk white bread with the delicate flavor of honey. The stronger the honey the better the flavor so use pure raw honey, buckwheat or other strong flavor. A good homesteader bread, I use a stand mixer for the first part and by hand for the rest.

Angel Food Cake

Angel food cake is a great figure friendly light summer cake. It has no fat, i.e no butter , no yolks, no oil- not even a drop. It is made from the simplest… Continue reading

Hawaiian BBQ Chicken

An easy crowd pleasing weekday meal in the crock-pot. Served with jasmine rice and french fried onions on top for a filling tribute to the 1950’s. Simple, easy, and kid friendly with a bright display of color.

State of Bratwurst

As old as Wisconsin and as different as the next county can be the quintessential Brat Fry. There are several ways to prep and cook brats in Wisconsin, where eating bratwurst is exactly a way of life.

Crockpot french dip sandwiches

Crockpot french dip sandwiches 1 can french onion soup (10.5 oz) 1 can beef consume’ broth (10.5 oz) 1 can or bottle of dark beer (12 oz) 1-3 lbs of pork tenderloin or… Continue reading


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