Category Archive: 4th of July

Aug 07

LUNCH ROOM SLOPPY JOES

We all remember our school lunches whether those memories are good or bad. I loved the school lunches and back in those days, they were actually cooked by real lunch ladies. For the first 6 years, I went to public school and all morning long you would get a wiff of warm baked bread, soups …

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Jul 04

FOURTH OF JULY MEMORIES

The 4th of July; parades, picnics, food, bands, speeches, food, carnivals, food….food? well of course food. When you think about it, what would any celebration be without food. Family favorites, grandma’s specialties, burgers, brats, hot dogs, chicken, ribs and brisket on the grill. Salads of every  flavor and texture, When I was a kid, we …

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Jun 18

RHUBARB CUSTARD CAKE

Spring and early summer bring a variety of seasonal fruits and one of my favorites is RHUBARB.  This tart, stalk fruit has the texture of celery and can  be turned into amazing deserts from pies to cakes to sauce for ice cream or bread pudding. Is RHUBARB a fruit? Technically it is a vegetable because it does not …

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May 30

LEMON PEPPER TUNA PASTA SALAD

It’s summertime and whether we want lo-cal, quick and easy or little to no cooking, you can’t go wrong with a pasta salad.  This LEMON PEPPER TUNA PASTA SALAD will cover it all. You’ve spent the day at the beach or pool or doing that dreaded yardwork or even a long day at the office; your family is …

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May 27

CREAMY LIME RAVIOLI PASTA SALAD

I was wandering around the salad dressing isle trying to get a new idea for a pasta salad when I saw Kraft had a new dressing out, Zesty Lime Vinaigrette and inspiration struck me hard and fast. I didn’t really want to do a vinaigrette dressing base, and the  ho-hum sour cream or mayo dressing …

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May 16

REFRESHING LEMON ICE CREAM

I am an ice cream addict, but I’m also an ice cream purist. I hate junk in my ice cream and unfortunately 90% of it in the grocery stores has more stuff in it than that sweet, luscious frozen treat. Being that we live in an RV because of my husbands work, space is limited. …

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Mar 24

LEMON BLUEBERRY PUDDING POKE CAKE

A friend gave me a recipe which included making my own blueberry sauce, pudding and whipped cream that sounded amazing, but I didn’t have the time to make all the ingredients, so why should I if I don’t have to. I used pie filling, instant pudding mix and thawed whipped topping and I had a quick and wonderful  dessert that …

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Feb 20

CREAMY LIME PASTA SALAD

I love a  pasta salad of almost any kind from creamy to vinaigrette, meat or just vegetable and cheese, got to have to have cheese in any salad. Well I’m from Wisconsin so what would you expect? As I was looking at the shelves in our grocery store for something new to try, I was not …

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