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Bring this Quinoa Harvest Salad to Your Next Gathering!

Have you been tasked with bringing a salad or side to your next holiday gathering? If so, this Quinoa Harvest Salad is just the thing! In fact, I’m bringing it to a Thanksgiving party tonight, where we’re expecting 60 people. It’s our big Thanksgiving outreach party for our ministry, where we serve Thanksgiving-inspired turkey sandwiches […]

An Inspiring Chicken Sandwich with Cheddar Sauce and Oven Fries

This spring, my sister had an exciting research trip planned all across England, and my family and I decided to tag along. Her travels took her to the gorgeous Cornish coast in southwestern England, London and Oxford. We also made sure we saw the white cliffs of Dover and the cathedral in Canterbury too. Travel […]

Broccoli Cheddar Soup

Broccoli cheddar soup is the taste of an efficient workday. It’s the taste of being in a place without obligations, surrounded by the hum of conversations that have nothing to do with me. That’s because broccoli cheddar soup is the lunch I usually order at Panera Bread when I clear out of the house so […]

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Tomato, Fennel and Mozzarella Skillet Dish

Rediscovering best-loved recipes and trying new ones. That is what I have been doing for the past month. Before that, for about a year, my husband and I lived with his parents. Most of our belongings went into storage, and my routine of cooking daily meals got tucked away too. When we moved into our […]

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Fresh Mozzarella, Sausage and Summer Veggie Pasta

If you’ve been a Conebella Farm Cheese customer for a while, you know that Don and Pam Gable like to keep things fresh. When you come to their farm store, see them at a farm market, or find them at a festival, you can often find new flavors in addition to the classics. Now they’re […]

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Grilled Cheese: One kind for me, one kind for the kids

Grilled cheese makes me think of my five-year-old niece. Since I am living with my husband’s family right now, I often get to see this sweet bundle of energy when she comes over a few times a week for one-on-one schoolwork time with her “Grammy,” my husband’s mom. Around noon, they take a break from schoolwork […]

Cheesy Ranch Potatoes

This is a tried and true recipe from our friend Jodi Gauker of Gauker Farms, a 9th-generation Berks County beef farm. Save Print Cheesy Ranch Potatoes Author: Jodi Gauker Recipe type: Side Dish   Ingredients 4 medium russet potatoes, cubed 1 t. salt 1 package dry Ranch dressing mix ½ c. milk ½ container sour cream ½ […]

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Spinach Cheddar Potato Pie

“My England money.” That’s what my five-year-old niece calls the handful of pence my husband and I brought back for her from a trip across the pond last month. She loves seeing the images of the queen on the coins and sorting the coins by size. I will think of my niece’s charming phrase whenever I […]

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Southwest Egg and Jalapeno Cheddar Casserole

There are two styles of recipes. There’s the kind you follow with absolute precision. You go out and buy the special ingredients they require. Maybe an unfamiliar cut of beef, or some fresh herbs and fancy olives. You measure out the ingredients with care. And the recipe rewards you by turning out well every single […]

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Cheddar-Bruschetta “Irish” Pizza for St. Patrick’s Day

My husband has very strict definitions of what counts as pizza. He questions the notion of a “dessert pizza” because, to him, pizza must have tomatoes and cheese. In fact, such an intense debate once arose among our group of friends about whether a “dessert pizza” counted as pizza that we walked to a corner […]