Red Wine Sangria

Red Wine Sangria

Sangria is summer and this Red Wine Sangria is perfect for your next summer gathering. Dark red cherries, limes, and lemons, soaked in your favorite red wine, then splashed with ginger ale over ice. For those of you out there who might think Sangria is …

Cherry Turnovers

Cherry Turnovers

Cherry Turnovers make sweet little desserts for a spring or summer picnic. When our daughters were young, I liked to prepare weekend picnics for our family. I’d spend the morning making chicken salad sandwiches or fried chicken along with potato salad, some fresh veggies, and …

Chicken Salad Croissant Sandwiches

Chicken Salad Croissant Sandwiches

I like to serve Chicken Salad Croissant Sandwiches in the spring or summer for a special lunch or evening dinner. It is especially nice for a Mother’s Day luncheon if you adjust the recipe to size. The first time I ate chicken salad was at …

Savory Southwest Biscuits

Savory Southwest Biscuits

Savory Southwest Biscuits are delicious for dinner or breakfast. They are based on my Country Biscuit recipe, which we also enjoy. The inclusion of cheddar cheese, green chilies, and bits of bacon take these biscuits to a savory new level. These biscuits make lovely additions …

Deviled Eggs

Deviled Eggs

What Easter dinner or picnic is complete without a plate of Deviled Eggs? Here’s an easy recipe for you to try. Some folks like to add spices, relish, or even bacon to their egg yolk mixture. This is a very basic recipe to start with …

Potato Salad

Potato Salad

This old-fashioned Potato Salad recipe has been in our family for many years. I remember helping my mom make it when I was a girl, and I still enjoy making it every spring for picnics or family gatherings. This recipe will serve 6-8, but if …

No-Bake Chocolate Cookies

No-Bake Chocolate Cookies

No-Bake Chocolate Cookies is a favorite recipe from my childhood. Especially nice when you don’t want to heat up the house with the oven. They are so delicious. Chocolate. Peanut Butter. Coconut. Oats. And Peanuts. So yummy!   Kid-Friendly Recipe This recipe is also very …

Grandma’s Pistachio Salad

Grandma’s Pistachio Salad

Here’s a recipe I grew up with as a girl and still enjoy today! Grandma’s Pistachio Salad is especially nice for family gatherings or church dinners. This salad is also kid-friendly. Not only to make with little hands, but also to eat. Kids love to …

Grandma’s Coleslaw

Grandma’s Coleslaw

My grandma was a wonderful cook, and Grandma’s Coleslaw was always a favorite at our family gatherings. It still is. Grandma dubbed this recipe as the coleslaw from Kentucky Fried Chicken. Some of my most cherished moments growing up were visiting my Grandma Swiler. We …

Joan’s Peanut Butter Cookies

Joan’s Peanut Butter Cookies

(Recipe modified with new pictures on 10/21/21) This is a recipe from a lady at our church who made the best cookies. Joan’s Peanut Butter Cookies were always a hit, and they still are one of my favorites when I make them today. Joan Marquardt …