Chicken Stew with Dumplings

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Recipe is from The Old Farmer’s Almanac “Comfort Food” Magazine, 2021. In some parts of the county, nothing says “comfort food” quite like dumplings. This recipe makes 6 servings. Ingredients for the Stew: 2 cups all-purpose flour 3 1/2 to 4 pounds of split chicken breasts, thighs, or other chicken parts salt, to taste, plus … Read more

New Year’s Casserole

Available ingredients make this easy to prepare, and it may be made ahead. White or brown rice works equally well. Recipe and picture are from the Good Old Days Magazine – Issue January/February 2021. Ingredients: 1 pound Ground chuck 1 cup Chopped onion 1 (10 ¾ ounce) can tomato soup 1 (14 ½ ounce) can … Read more

Fresh Orange Cake

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Ingredients: 1/2 c. Butter, softened 2 c. Sugar 7 eggs, separated 3 c. Sifted flour 1 T. Baking powder 1/4 t. Salt 1/2 c. Orange juice 1/2 c. Water 1 t. Vanilla 3 c. Powdered Sugar 3 Oranges, juiced Water Instructions: Preheat oven to 350 degrees. Spray a Bundt pan with non-stick spray. For the … Read more

Creamed Brussels Sprouts

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Recipe from “The Old Farmer’s Almanac: Comfort Food” 2021. Makes 4 to 6 servings. The stock reduction reduces the need to add salt. Try for yourself! Ingredients: 3 tablespoons unsalted butter 1 lb. brussels sprouts, halved lengthwise 1 medium onion, thinly sliced 2 cloves garlic, minced 1 cup chicken stock ¼ cup heavy cream 1 … Read more

Mashed Yams in Orange Cups

Makes 18 servings. This recipe was submitted by friend-of-Calvin Valerie Upham and her realty group. Ingredients: 6 lb. large yams (red-skinned sweet potatoes) 3/4 cup marshmallow creme 9 tbsp. butter at room temperature 6 tbsp. maple syrup 3 large eggs 9 large oranges Additional marshmallow creme 36 pecan halves Instructions: Preheat oven to 350 degrees … Read more

Silver Dollar Cheese Biscuits

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Recipe from “The Old Farmer’s Almanac: Comfort Food” 2021. Makes 18 to 20 biscuits. Small in size but big in flavor, these are best right out of the oven and “refreshed” when reheated. Ingredients: 2 cups all-purpose flour 1 tablespoon sugar 2 teaspoons baking powder ½ teaspoon baking soda ½ teaspoon salt ¾ cup buttermilk … Read more

Cranberry-Sauerkraut Meatballs

These piquant appetizers are a holiday favorite. Keep them hot in a slow cooker. Recipe and picture are from the Good Old Days Magazine – Issue January/February 2021. Ingredients: Meatballs 2 pounds of lean ground beef 1 cup fine breadcrumbs 2 large eggs 1 envelope packaged soup mix Sauce 1 (14 ounce) can whole berry … Read more

Sausage Links with Apples and Kraut

This makes for a tasty autumn meal when locally grown apples are plentiful. Serve with wedges of Oven Skillet Potatoes. Hint: Bake the potatoes while preparing this dish. Ingredients: 1 (12 ounce) package fully cooked chicken or pork sausage links with apple 1 tablespoon olive oil 1 small to medium sweet onion, halved and cut … Read more

Kim’s Whoopies

Makes about 6 dozen sandwich cookies. Ingredients: Chocolate cookies: 4 ½ cups flour 2 teaspoons baking soda 1 teaspoon salt 1 cup unsweetened cocoa powder 2 teaspoons vanilla 1 cup boiling water 1 cup sour milk (1 cup sweet milk plus 1 tablespoon vinegar) 1 cup vegetable shortening 2 cups sugar 2 whole eggs 2 … Read more

Turkey Tetrazzini

Makes 6-8 servings Ingredients: 1 lb. spaghetti, dry 3/4 c. sliced fresh mushrooms 3/4 c. chopped red bell peppers 1/4 c. diced onion 1/2 c. margarine 1/2 c. flour 5 c. chicken broth 1 c. half and half 1 T. dried parsley flakes 1 t. garlic powder 1/2 t. black pepper 3 c. chopped cooked … Read more

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