Amish Preaching Soup

This simple soup is perfect for cold, winter nights. It keeps you full and doesn’t take a lot of time or attention. Sometimes simply, hearty food is better than the fanciest foodie fad. On a cold night this soup pairs … Continue reading

Not Your Mama’s Meatloaf

Everybody has a meatloaf recipe. Mine is a bit different then most because I like to use ground pork in addition to the beef. It makes the have a hint of meaty sweetness that goes well with the catsup based … Continue reading

Detroit Coney Dog

Before my husband and I moved to Minnesota, I lived in the Detroit area. One of the absolute best things about living there are Detroit Coney Dogs. There are a bazillion Coney Island eateries around and the best seller at … Continue reading

Jamaican Jerk Soup

Sometimes I find soup to be a bit boring. I want it to be healthy, filling and heartwarming but most soups fall short. To spice things up on these cold Minnesota nights I make Jamaican Jerk Soup. It’s spicy, fresh … Continue reading

Ham Balls: A Pennsylvania Dutch Delicacy

My husband is from Lancaster PA, right in the heart of  Pennsylvania Dutch country. One of the delicacies of this generally bland cuisine is ham balls. I tasted my first ham ball about a month ago at my mother-in-laws 60th … Continue reading

Spicy Creole Jambalaya

Spicy Creole Jambalaya 12 medium shrimp, peeled and deveined 1 large chicken breast, chopped into 1 inch pieces 4 tablespoons olive oil 1 teaspoon Spanish pimenton or Hungarian paprika ¼ teaspoon kosher salt ¼ teaspoon garlic powder 1/8 teaspoon roughly … Continue reading