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Category Archives: Main Dishes

Ham & Potato Soup

This recipe originated from our church cookbook back home. Cookbooks from small country churches are worth their weight gold. I like to collect them. I believe this particular recipe was from the Larson family. Thanks, Sue! Mom makes this soup quite often. It’s a great recipe to double and serve in a crockpot for large […]

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Crispy Orange Chicken

Mmmmm, this is one of my favorites! It all started when my in-laws used to frequent an Asian restaurant that had a good orange chicken dish with fresh, crisp veggies on the side. So my mother-in-law, being the amazing cook that she is, experimented with different recipes until she found just the right combination to […]

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Garlic Chicken

I love how garlic can flavor and tenderize chicken! And it does a great job flavoring vegetables, too. I was never a big fan of green beans until I had them with garlic. These green beans are great alone or if you are short on time, just toss them in with the chicken. (saves on dirty […]

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Sarah Swenson Durenberger - August 4, 2012 - 10:32 pm

My Aunt Connie raises fresh garlic and sells it at our family’s sweetcorn stand, so we always have plenty of fresh garlic for cooking. What’s one of your favorite ways to use garlic?

Easy Chili (with a “no bean” option)

I was a picky eater as a kid. So occasionally, Ma would puree the beans in her chili for my sister and me. Wasn’t that thoughtful of her? This is a very simple chili, with a base of V-8 juice and your favorite chili powder. As for the ground beef, I use a Ground Beef […]

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