Category Archives: Recipes

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This is a family favorite recipe I received from a good friend in Pocahontas, Iowa. Julie Harrison, husband Jeff, and their two boys lived across the street from us in Pocahontas. Our kids played together and we had many family meals together often fixing this as a ‘warm up dish’. This recipe is a great […]

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Just in time for summer – This is another recipe that someone wrote down for me so I do not know who I got it from. It is quick to fix and hits the spot on a hot day! Rice Chex Crunch 4 c crushed Rice Chex ½ c brown sugar 1 c. flaked coconut […]

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This is a recipe that I copied from a friend – sadly, I didn’t include her name. I’ve seen variations of this recipe which include carrots. It is also similar to a recipe I often fix called a “Seven Layer Salad”. Overnight Layered Salad 1 head lettuce ½ head cauliflower ½ bunch broccoli 1 red […]

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This is one of my recipes that I was given early in our married life. It is simple but tasty. Fruit & Veg Dip 2 cups shredded cheddar cheese 1 8 oz pkg cream cheese 1-2 Tbs. Miracle Whip Mix together. Dip cauliflower, banana, pineapple, zucchini.

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There are many variations of “Rhubarb Dessert”, this one comes to me from my mother-in-law, Corinne James. It is interesting to me in that it uses a cake mix and jello. Rhubarb Dessert Layer in 9 x 13 pan (ungreased) 4 c rhubarb 1 c sugar 1 pkg. yellow or white cake 3 oz pkg. […]

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Another recipe from my collection which I received from my husband’s mom, Corinne Brown James. She always had a huge strawberry patch, and so fixed many different dishes with strawberries as a key ingredient. As with many women, and especially farm wives, Corinne would listen to the radio talk shows while she worked around the […]

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This recipe comes from my collection and is one that my husband’s mom, Corinne Brown James, fixed. This is a family favorite, and one that several cousins remember her bringing to family dinners. Bing Cherry Salad 2 eggs beaten 2 T. sugar ⅓ c. lemon juice dash of salt Cook in top of boiler pan […]

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This recipe comes from a friend of mine. Linda Maylone was a second grade teacher for many years at West Liberty Elementary School. I first met Linda when she was a student teacher in my second grade class. Then many years later, when I was hired to teach at West Liberty Elementary School, I was […]

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This is a recipe I got from my sister-in-law, Susan Barnhill. I love carrots and this is a tasty way to fix them! Carrot Casserole 5 c. carrots ½ lb velveeta 1 stick oleo 1 sm. onion diced ¾ c crushed Ritz Cook carrots Layer with cheese. Saute onion in butter. Pour over carrots / […]

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This recipe was submitted by Aurilee Geertz to the West Liberty Sesquicentennial Cookbook. Aurilee was a farmer’s wife, mother of several daughters, she was active in their church as well as in the community, and she and her husband were in the bridge group that played cards with my husband’s parents. I was fortunate to […]

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