I will be unable to answer questions or ship cookbooks and starter from May 29th to June 2nd. All questions/shipping will be answered/shipped Monday June 3rd. This is due to our son Wes’s wedding on June 1th. This is the second wedding for our family in the last 2 months!
We also will be having our first church service for Waymart Mennonite Fellowship, Sunday, June 2nd at the Calvary United Methodist Church, 151 Belmont St Waymart, Pa. Pray for our family as there are many changes taking place and that we will spread the Good News of Jesus wherever we are called.
Bars are an easy item to bake when you are a busy mom. These bars are moist and full of flavor and who doesn’t like peanut butter, chocolate, and cream cheese!! These are even better a day or two after they have been baked and they also freeze well.
This delicious dessert features sweet juicy peaches we pick from our orchard. My favorite peaches to use are Red Haven and Contender. There is nothing like a sun-warmed fresh picked ripe juicy peach. You can can also use any type of berries to keep this dessert in an S setting.
Sweet creamy dip with fresh fruit is a favorite at picnics and potlucks and bananas cut to look like dolphins make this extra special for children. This creamy dip is a FP and can be served with any type of fruit. Bananas, apples, and grapes are THM E and berries are a Fuel Pull.
Strawberries herald the spring/summer season as roadsides stands and markets display boxes of crimson fruit. They are the easiest fruit to grow in backyard gardens and produce very well. This dessert is refreshing on warm, summer days and best of all it is a Fuel Pull. Using frozen berries thickens the dessert almost immediately after blending in soften gelatin. I am enjoying more FP desserts to balance out those meals when I just need a bit more protein and something sweet.
What do you do when you really want egg salad on a toasted piece of sourdough bread but you don’t want a crossover? Low-fat cottage cheese and mustard blended together, mixed with diced hard boiled egg whites added just the right touch to make a Fuel Pull Egg Salad that not only tasted wonderful but tricked the eyes in looking like it was made with whole eggs. It was delicious served on toasted Sourdough or sprouted bread with slices of tomatoes, onions, and lettuces leaves. Serving it on sourdough/sprouted bread made my lunch a E from the carbs in the bread but it also can be served on lettuce leaves for a FP. I, also love to use Refrigerated Pickled Jalapenos on my sandwich.
Macaroni and Cheese has always been a family favorite. This baked version is as easy as using a boxed mix. Hidden among the creamy pasta is a vegetable. So it is a winner either way. Included in this blog post is a single serve recipe and a family size recipe.
Roasted Beef is a comfort food to many people. My late mother-in-law would roast beef and pork together and it was so delicious. We, usually don’t think of coffee as an ingredient in roast beef but the acids in the coffee help to tenderize the meat and make a rich dark broth. I use my own All Purpose Seasoned Salt blend to season the meat but you can use other on-plans Season salts as well. I do think the addition of Smoked Paprika to the All Purpose Seasoned Salt gives a wonderful flavor to the roasted meat.
One of the many traditional German side dishes popular in Lancaster County is homemade egg noodles. I learned the art of noodle making from my Old Order Mennonite grandmother and aunts as they made dishpans of noodles for their large families. The Atlas Noodle Maker I have was a gift from my late mother-in-law. These Perogies are made with sourdough pasta that has been fermented for more than 24 hours. With this recipe you can also make noodles and even Ravioli. Perogies and ravioli are a bit time consuming but we do enjoy them for special occasions.
Mother’s Day is rapidly approaching. Some of us still have our mothers with us and others have many good memories of their mother. I still have my mother but my mother-in-law has gained her heavenly reward. Here is a list of a few of my favorite desserts that I love to make for special occasions. Somehow cheesecakes still top the list of desserts I love to make.