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Kansas Bierocks Recipe

If you’ve never had a bierock (we pronounce it BEER-OCK in Kansas where I grew up), you are really missing a treat. This authentic Kansas Bierocks Recipe using ground beef comes from Ellis, Kansas, center of the Germans-from-Russia (Volga-Deutsch) settlements that sprung up all over Kansas and Nebraska in the 1870s. I...

Zucchini and Summer Squash Saute 0

Zucchini and Summer Squash Saute – Vegetable Side Dish Recipes

Zucchini and Summer Squash Saute is a quick and easy vegetable side dish recipe you can whip up in a few minutes.  I’ve used lemon pepper here, but this is a good opportunity to use some of those interesting spice mixes you’ve picked up at the store. Print Recipe Zucchini and Summer...

Wicked Good Boston Cream Pie 0

Wicked Good Boston Cream Pie Recipes

When a recipe is practically perfect, I don’t mess with it, and this one is.  The only thing I added is a high-altitude Boston Cream Pie version for my mountain friends.  Otherwise, this is the tried-and-true Wicked Good Boston Cream Pie recipe tested by Cook’s Illustrated (a fine publication, and highly recommended.)...

Chicken Divan 6

Chicken Divan from Scratch

No “cream-of-Something”, no artificial flavors, no preservatives – just creamy, tasty chicken goodness!  That’s the secret behind this Chicken Divan Casserole recipe I made the other night for friends. I checked my freezer and had 4 nice chicken breasts, so a Chicken Divan from Scratch sounded perfect.  It bakes in the oven...

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Homemade Golden Syrup (for Americans)

If you peruse a lot of recipe sites, you’ll probably run across an ingredient that’s unfamiliar to most Americans: “Golden Syrup.” Folks in the UK will recognize it immediately, as it’s sold in every store under the brand name “Lyle’s.” Sometimes it’s referred to as “treacle,” though real treacle is darker than...