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Kristina’s Poor Man’s Pie (Oatmeal Pie)

Some call this a Poor Man’s Pie as I guess once upon a time this is what you would make if you didn’t have the cash to buy pecans for pecan pie.  THIS is Oatmeal Pie.  While on the run for work I used to stop in at a restaurant once in a while that […]

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Kristina’s Easy Delmonico Potatoes

If you typically make “party potatoes” or “cheesy potatoes” with cream of whatever flavor soup – well, you might give these a try.  I have been making these for a few years now and serve them alongside my Easter Ham.  A very elegant crispy on outside creamy on inside potato dish. Kristina’s Easy Delmonico Potatoes […]


Grandma’s Homemade Delicate Dinner Rolls

In Midwestern households, family gatherings often turn potluck style with someone bringing the pies and someone else bringing the sides. Well, my cousin Jenny has perfected Grandma’s Delicate Rolls so she is the one to bring these homemade rolls to dinner. The photos of these dinner rolls were made during a multi generational girls weekend […]


How to Roast a Perfect Thanksgiving Turkey

I’m not sure about some of the methods I see recommended for cooking Thanksgiving turkey. I once followed a roasting method that suggested cooking the turkey at 500 degrees. This only resulted in a visit from the fire department for all the smoke in the kitchen! I didn’t make a fabulous turkey but we did […]


Chocolate Thinny Mint Cookies

These Chocolate Thinny Mint Cookies are a favorite at our house.  These are a homemade spin off the scouts mint cookies.  These chocolate mint cookies are easy to prepare though they do require a bit of time to chill in the refrigerator before baking.  The photo shows two different ways to prepare these based on […]

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Beer Cheese Soup

This easy Beer Cheese Soup recipe was submitted by the winner of our Christmas in July giveaway that was sponsored by Tree Classics.  When this beer cheese soup was submitted for our contest it came along with these notes……. Kristina…I make this Beer Cheese Soup recipe every year during the holidays for my family.  This […]

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Kristina’s Fish Tacos with Cilantro Lime Sauce and Citrus Slaw

I created this recipe a couple years ago with inspiration from the way two restaurants serve up their fish tacos. I made these several times this past summer for family and friends. Everyone who tried them said this is a recipe to share, in fact, my mother branded these as her new favorite food. These […]