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Slow Cooker Pommes Anna Style Casserole Slow Cooker Pommes Anna Style Casserole By The Iowa Housewife 10/15/13 10:00 Serving a crowd for the Holidays? Then this recipe might be for you. The Better Homes and Gardens Holiday Recipes 2011 has another recipe we will eat often. I do feel that their recipes are well researched and I rarely have problems with any of their recipes....
Mafalda and Vegetables With Asiago Fontina Cheese Sauce Mafalda and Vegetables With Asiago Fontina Cheese Sauce By The Iowa Housewife 10/14/13 10:00 I almost didn't try this recipe, and I’m glad I did. This is a delicious meatless pasta dish that comes out just right. With, as my husband says, everything we like in it, it’s certainly pretty enough to be the star of a Holiday buffet – alongside tossed...
Stringtown Grocery Stringtown Grocery By The Iowa Housewife 10/13/13 10:00 The new Stringtown Grocery has opened next to the old store just off Highway 1, Southwest of Iowa City and North of Kalona. It has the same mix of bulk foods, like flours and mixes, all kinds of beans and rices and pasta and herbs and spices, old-time candy,...
Thrifty Cooking Habits Thrifty Cooking Habits By The Iowa Housewife 10/12/13 10:00 If you're trying to keep your grocery budget down, here are some more ideas for saving cash and perhaps some calories too. Serve plates and carry them to the table, cover the “planned-overs” and put them away before sitting down. No need to have serving...
Family Favorites - Tuna Cheddar Chowder Family Favorites - Tuna Cheddar Chowder By The Iowa Housewife 10/11/13 10:00 This golden soup is quick, and surprisingly tasty. It’s pretty, has lots of color, is flavored just right and is healthy too. You can use skim milk or reconstituted skim milk, and you can make the chicken broth from water and bouillon or chicken base if...
Smoky Green Bean Casserole Smoky Green Bean Casserole By The Iowa Housewife 10/10/13 10:00 Serve in dish or in the slow cooker Your oven is full of turkey or ham and no room for anything else? Try this recipe for Slow Cooker Green Bean Casserole from Better Homes and Gardens Holiday Recipes 2011 . Once again, I must repeat that BHG cookbooks...
Cornmeal Biscuits and Sausage Gravy Cornmeal Biscuits and Sausage Gravy By The Iowa Housewife 10/09/13 10:00 This recipe, from “Better Homes and Gardens Holiday recipes 2011", has good directions for making it ahead – a boon if you have a busy household during the holidays. We liked the fresh sage and the touch of cornmeal in the biscuits. I used pork sausage...
Creamy Brie Topped Potatoes Creamy Brie Topped Potatoes By The Iowa Housewife 10/08/13 10:00 The Better Homes and Garden 2011 Holiday Recipes has 202 new and traditional recipes, one was this recipe for Creamy Brie Topped Potatoes. We think that they are way too good to save just for Holidays. Great taste and I got some fresh Thyme from one of...
Mini Italian Quiche Mini Italian Quiche By The Iowa Housewife 10/07/13 10:00 If you want to make your own party appetizers, this is one that can be made ahead and served at room temperature. I made the pastry and lined my muffin cups and put the pans, covered with foil, in the freezer several days until I was ready to prepare and...
Sunday in Iowa Sunday in Iowa By The Iowa Housewife 10/06/13 10:00 The farmer running this John Deere corn picker spotted me taking a photo and stopped his equipment to "pose" for a photo op - notice golden corn filling the hopper on top. Maybe he thought we were "tourists". Harvest is well under way in Southeastern Iowa,...
Better Homes and Gardens Holiday Recipes Better Homes and Gardens Holiday Recipes By The Iowa Housewife 10/05/13 10:00 I bought this Better Homes and Gardens Holiday Recipes special interest magazine in 2011 because of the excellent full-color pictures and how to’s. It’s a great reference and has a lot of variations on classic recipes, for example, 4 new glazes and 8 choices...
Family Favorites - Spam Macaroni Casserole Family Favorites - Spam Macaroni Casserole By The Iowa Housewife 10/04/13 10:00 When Myrna suggested a “Spam” week a few years ago, I thought “I don’t think so”, but then I remembered this recipe which I used to make regularly when we had a kid at home. It came with a set of the cards from the 1971 Betty Crocker Recipe Card Library....
Apple Cider Pie Apple Cider Pie By The Iowa Housewife 10/03/13 10:00 Fine Cooking Pie Cookbook did it again. I rarely make a two crust pie, but the recipe for the Apple Cider Pie looked so good that I thought I would just have to try it. What a great pie! Everyone really liked it, and I could eat the filling as it is thickened...
Chicken Little Bread Chicken Little Bread By The Iowa Housewife 10/02/13 10:00 I've been on a bread baking thing this week, and one of the breads I baked was this one from Mrs. W. J. Holahan, of Chicago, Illinois, the Senior winner in the 1966 Pillsbury bake off. This is good with salads or soups, for sandwiches, and even toasted....
Buttermilk Pie Buttermilk Pie By The Iowa Housewife 10/01/13 10:00 Fine Cooking Pie Book has a recipe for Buttermilk pie that I just had to try. We like chess type pies (pecan pie is a chess pie) and this is just a little different from some I have made. The buttermilk and lemon give it a slight tang which shows of the...
Walnut Bread Walnut Bread By The Iowa Housewife 09/30/13 10:00 This loaf, swirled with nuts - is so easy to make and pretty too. It's hard to believe that it only takes 1 minute to mix and get that marbled appearance in your full-size food processor. Walnut bread is popular in France, and is excellent with blue cheese...
Sunday in Iowa Sunday in Iowa By The Iowa Housewife 09/29/13 10:00 Hair Sheep...or "hairless sheep" My husband's nephew, Mark, keeps about 2 dozen of these sheep next to his folks' homestead. They don't have wooly coats that must be shorn, but a hair coat. They were checking us out as we looked over Don and Bonnie's gardens....
Our Newest Favorite Kitchen Tools Our Newest Favorite Kitchen Tools By The Iowa Housewife 09/28/13 10:00 Myrna and I can’t resist new kitchen products and gadgets. Here are some of our latest favorites. We bought our own, we just like these - no advertising intended! Myrna Says: As anyone who know me can tell you, kitchen gadgets are my downfall. Here are...
Family Favorites - Byerly's Wild Rice Soup Family Favorites - Byerly's Wild Rice Soup By The Iowa Housewife 09/27/13 10:00 There is a great grocery chain in Minneapolis that has very nice dining rooms. This is probably their most popular menu item. Every time we visit there, we make a point of eating wild rice soup at a Byerly’s. They use ham in their recipe, we like it better...
Crunchy Italian Bread Sticks Crunchy Italian Bread Sticks By The Iowa Housewife 09/26/13 10:00 Our local Dutch bakery makes crunchy bread sticks and sells a lot of them – they always have them. They are getting more and more expensive to buy, so when I saw this method promising crunchy bread sticks I had to try it. Most bread sticks are soft, but...

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