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Bungalow Chef’s Chicken Pot Pie

What’s more comforting than chicken pot pie? I grew up on the frozen variety from the local grocery store. Typically, it was served when my folks were going out of town or when I was under the weather. Either way it always lifted my spirits.   Chicken pot pie was always a holiday tradition in the Mech […]

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Gingerbread Folks

Who doesn’t love the spicy peppery flavor of Gingerbread?  From cookies and cakes, to bread and lebkuchen, I’m completely addicted…especially around the holiday season. And nothing accompanies gingerbread better than a glass of cold milk. Gingerbread Folks (politically correct) have been a staple in the bungalow for years. In addition to serving them to friends […]

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Great-Grandma Rose Schade’s Pecan Crescent Cookies

With the launch of my Recipe Revival blog, I want to honor my great-grandmother, Rose Schade, with the first post. Rose was born during the horse and buggy days yet she lived to see Neil Armstrong walk on the moon. Today, whenever I see a crescent moon I think of her Pecan Crescent Cookies with […]

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Marching on to the Best Pie Crust Ever!

I have many friends that shy away from crafting a homemade pie, due to the complexity of making a crust. This story and recipe is for them. Now, march to it and start making great pies that make great memories. It’s definitely worth the effort..which isn’t that much. My Great Grandmother Schade, famous for her […]

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Red Cabbage recipe

Grandma Esther’s Braised Red Cabbage

Everyone has a favorite “grandma” dish at the holidays and Braised Red Cabbage is one of mine. It brings back so many memories of my grandmother’s kitchen and all the Christmas family dinners held at her home. As a kid I thought Grandma Esther had the best kitchen in the world. Her Roper stove was […]

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Holiday Corn Chowder

The holidays are filled with family food traditions but I wonder how many include Corn Chowder? I should probably call it Christmas Tree Corn Chowder as my mom always made it the day of the family “hunt” for the perfect Christmas tree. Early that morning she would peel the potatoes and dice all the vegetables. […]

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Traditional Thanksgiving Stuffing

Best Thanksgiving Dressing

My favorite meal of the year is Thanksgiving, full of traditions, remembrances and great flavors. Some speak of turkey, or the after the meal pie, but to me it’s all about the dressing. As a small child I had a big part in this Thanksgiving treasure. My job was to pull the bakery bread apart, […]

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Holiday cranberry sauce

Cranberry Sauce with Lemon and Maple Syrup

When I was growing up, each year my family planned a vacation around history and food, two subjects I always loved. On these road trips I started collecting regional cookbooks and what every boy my age obsessed over…Matchbox Cars. As the Thanksgiving holiday nears, I anticipate the wonderful Cranberry Sauce with Lemon and Maple Syrup […]

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