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Sunday in Iowa Sunday in Iowa By The Iowa Housewife 12/29/13 10:00 Nice old barn with a limestone foundation Below Red Rock Dam on the Des Moines River near Pella, Iowa
Someone's got to do it Someone's got to do it By The Iowa Housewife 12/28/13 13:17 Study to show thyself approved unto God, a workman that needeth not to be ashamed … 2 Timothy 2:15 One of my childhood Sunday School teachers, Mrs. Retha Docken, made sure all her students could quote this passage, her favorite. She shared the lesson that...
Family Favorites...Burgundy Meat Balls Family Favorites...Burgundy Meat Balls By The Iowa Housewife 12/27/13 10:00 Meatballs and mashed potatoes sounded good so made them for supper. Some canned green beans Sue had canned from her brother-in-law's garden were just the thing to round off this meal. The meat ball recipe calls for Burgundy. I usually have it on hand as...
Cornmeal Muffins Cornmeal Muffins By The Iowa Housewife 12/26/13 10:30 Leftover Ham at our house, means navy bean soup. Of course navy bean soup means cornbread. Bettie being raised in Oklahoma likes hers crusty and thin, Lyle and I are from Minnesota and like Northern cornbread, not thin and not crusty. I try to change off...
Merry Christmas Merry Christmas By The Iowa Housewife 12/25/13 10:00 "When we recall Christmas past, we usually find that the simplest things – not the great occasions – give off the greatest glow of happiness.” ~ Bob Hope, American film actor and comedian. We wish you the best of Christmases from our homes to yours. Myrna...
Tangy Green Beans Tangy Green Beans By The Iowa Housewife 12/24/13 10:00 Taste Of Home Country Cooking has many good recipes. One of them is for Tangy Green Beans. We all like green beans and there were some good looking fresh ones in the supermarket. Isn’t it nice that you can now buy vegetables and fruit out of season for...
Easy Pickled Beets Easy Pickled Beets By The Iowa Housewife 12/23/13 10:00 I was planning for a family group over to eat a buffet style meal and needed to fill in with some pickles. This recipe for Easy Pickled Beets in the Taste of Home Complete Guide to Country Cooking looked like it would be just what I wanted. I fixed half...
Sunday in Iowa Sunday in Iowa By The Iowa Housewife 12/22/13 10:00 The windmill in the square in Pella, Iowa Shared by Sue Email This BlogThis! Share to Twitter Share to Facebook No comments: Post a Comment Hi...we'd love to hear from you. Older Post Home Subscribe to: Post Comments (Atom) Amish Christmas Cake and Best...
Complete Guide to Country Cooking Complete Guide to Country Cooking By The Iowa Housewife 12/21/13 10:00 When Myrna found this cookbook on sale, she showed it to me, and I had to buy one right away! My husband enjoyed looking at the photos and choosing what he thought I should make and I enjoyed the wide variety of recipes and abundant “how-to” tips and photos...
Grandma Hinderman's Christmas Cookies Grandma Hinderman's Christmas Cookies By The Iowa Housewife 12/20/13 10:00 The Santa Cutter is from My Mother's Collection One of our cherished family recipes, it has been several, (a lot), of years since I have made these cookies. They are to Sue and I the Christmas cookie that meant Christmas was getting close. Our house would...
Apricot, Pecan & White Chocolate Bread Apricot, Pecan & White Chocolate Bread By The Iowa Housewife 12/19/13 10:00 The second recipe I chose from the Better Homes and Gardens Christmas Baking was for another quick bread. This one has apricots, pecans and white chocolate all of which I had on hand. As it is cold and we have slippery roads having everything on hand helped...
Peppermint Sandies with White Chocolate Glaze Peppermint Sandies with White Chocolate Glaze By The Iowa Housewife 12/18/13 10:00 This recipe looked like a winner, but I had to make it twice, modifying it the second time, to make it something we loved. The cookies themselves were fine, except the peppermint extract was too much for the delicate shortbread-like flavor. The second time,...
Cherry - Golden Raisin Bread Cherry - Golden Raisin Bread By The Iowa Housewife 12/17/13 10:00 I baked a quick bread recipe from the Better Homes and Gardens Christmas Baking 2009 today. The bread is excellent. Great flavor and of course as with any quick bread ease of preparation. Now I have to tell you that for the first time in quite awhile it...
Parmesan Challah Parmesan Challah By The Iowa Housewife 12/16/13 10:00 Clockwise, top left: Finished breads, my bread board set-up, braided loaves, rising loaves, loaves showing "oven spring" or doubling in the oven. This recipe for Best Basic Challah from the "BH&G Christmas Baking 2008" is “best” for a reason. It makes a...
Sunday in Iowa Sunday in Iowa By The Iowa Housewife 12/15/13 10:00 Christmas in the square in Oskaloosa, Iowa The unique bandstand is home to band concerts every week during the summer, when benches line the sidewalks.
Better Homes & Gardens Christmas Baking Cookbook Better Homes & Gardens Christmas Baking Cookbook By The Iowa Housewife 12/14/13 10:00 This weeks recipes are from Better Homes and Gardens Christmas Baking 2009. The cover notes that this was previously published as Holiday Baking 2008. I am the one who buys the baking books and magazines, but Sue found several recipes she thought were good...
Family Favorites - Mom's Chocolate Frosted Cookies Family Favorites - Mom's Chocolate Frosted Cookies By The Iowa Housewife 12/13/13 10:00 This recipe is from the 1946 Better Homes and Gardens Cook Book . Myrna says it’s the one our mom used - to make my very favorite chocolate cookies – she’s right! I had used a recipe from my 1968 cook book that I got when I first got married, and although...
Coconut Cakes Coconut Cakes By The Iowa Housewife 12/12/13 10:00 These bite size cupcakes from the Better Homes and Gardens Holiday Cooking 2001 are good for a party. Office parties or afternoon tea parties, maybe your child’s school party are usually something you must bring to. These make 24 bite size cupcakes and...
Coffee-filled Banana Bread Stacks Coffee-filled Banana Bread Stacks By The Iowa Housewife 12/11/13 10:00 My husband really, really liked this coffee-flavored banana bread. The coffee flavor in the bread itself is subtle, but in the frosting, because the granules of coffee don’t completely dissolve, you get a burst of coffee flavor. If you don’t want to go...
Candied Almonds Candied Almonds By The Iowa Housewife 12/10/13 10:00 I was tired of making cookies and candy so when Sue spotted this recipe for Candied Almonds on the internet, at budgetbytes I just had to try them. The blogger said that they were addictive, and she was right. I had made them for a almond nut fan and had...

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