Category Archive: The Whole Shebang

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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Apr 12

BUTTERNUT SQUASH w/HAM SOUP

Typically BUTTERNUT SQUASH SOUP is pureed and has some type of cream  Sour, cream cheese, whipping cream and the like in it. My family likes a hearty chunky soup as opposed to a cream based one so that’s what I give them. There’s no need to follow my ingredients, clean out the fridge, freezer and …

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Apr 11

Apple Cobbler w/French Vanilla Ice Cream

We all have that fruit bowl sitting on the counter that has the apples that look a little lifeless. There is always one or two different kinds, Gala, Delicious, Jazz and the ever loved Granny Smith. Not enough of one to make anything with right? WRONG, who said you have to have one flavor of …

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Apr 09

Raspberry Pretzel Torte

Our family always had Easter breakfast after church. Grandma would have ham, fresh rolls, polish sausage and of course the eggs that we kids had so eloquently designed and dyed. It was a very simple meal and the polish sausage was my favorite part of it. It was unfortunately also my cousin Andrea’s favorite as …

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Apr 07

PEACH CREPES WITH BLACKBERRY SAUCE & BRANDY ICE CREAM

Here come’s Peter Cotton Tail, Hoppin’ down the Bunny trail, Hippity, Hoppity EASTER’S on it’s way! Easter time, spring is in the air, little girls will have their bright, frilly yellow dresses and new bonnets, white anklets with the lace on them and patent leather shoes, white gloves and a smart pocketbook.  Little boys will have those adorable slacks …

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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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Feb 15

POTATO and CHEESY SASAUGE SKILLET

It’s Valentines day again, flowers have been ordered, candy and cards are bought and hopefully he remembered to make reservations at your favorite restaurant. As a teenager, I always hoped that the ” true love ” I had at the time would have flowers waiting for me or a card taped to my locker door. …

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