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Sausage Alfredo
Sausage Alfredo

This dish is a quick and easy weeknight meal that is enough like mac & cheese for the kids to like it, but unique enough for the adults to love!           Ingredients: 1 package smoked sausage (long link), sliced into 1-inch pieces 8 oz pasta, cooked, drained 1 1/2 c heavy […]



The Great American Spice Company Presents Ginger Recipes
Great Ginger Recipes

Are you done with your holiday baking yet? Not so much, right? We like to get lots of treats baked up to share at Christmas, but there is so much to do, that sometimes we don’t get everything done that we’d like. We still have time though, and so do you! We asked some bloggers […]



Great American Spice Company and 25 bloggers share cinnamon recipes!
25 Bloggers – 25 Cinnamon Recipes

Even though I hate to admit it, summer has more or less slipped through our fingers. It was just Labor Day weekend after all – a sure sign here in U.S. that it’s time to start raking leaves and eating pumpkin everything. And that also starts to turn our thoughts to making some comforting food […]



chuck steak chili on the creekside cook
10 Food Bloggers Share Their Favorite Chili Recipes!

I don’t think there is ever a bad time of year for chili. It is one of those meals that we can enjoy no matter what the weather may be doing. Here in Upstate NY, at the end of a nasty cold winter, we are still taking full advantage of its warm and inviting effects. […]



applesauce spice muffins
Applesauce Spice Muffins

Hasn’t this been an terrible winter? I don’t think any part of the country has escaped some part of the general awfulness of it. I know that for us here in Upstate NY, it has been especially brutal with nearly two whole months of below-zero temperatures, and snowfalls measured in feet, not inches. It’s not […]



Deviled Eggs
Four Unique Tastes to Spice-Up Deviled Eggs

Four Unique Tastes to Spice-Up Deviled Eggs They’re a staple for work carry-in lunches, summer picnics, or dinner parties.  Deviled eggs seem to show up whenever people gather and are asked to bring a dish to share.  The basic deviled egg recipe is easy to whip up: Simple Deviled Egg Recipe ●     One dozen hard-boiled […]



Herbed Buttermilk Fried Chicken
Herbed Buttermilk Fried Chicken

Certain foods just feel good. Perfectly hot and crispy french fries. Ooey gooey cheesy pizza with crispy yet chewy crust. Ice cold beer on a hot summer day. Right now it is actually ice cold beer on an ice cold day. Which is good just not as good. Oh and home made herbed buttermilk fried […]



pan of baked cornbread stuffing with a kick
Cornbread Stuffing … with a kick!

Our family is going through our usual excitement for this time of year. It is nearly time for our annual trek to my sister and brother in law’s for Thanksgiving, one of our most anticipated traditions. Each year, as many of us as are able, gather together for a week of fun, fishing, target shooting, […]



jar of bread and butter pickles
Crunchy Bread and Butter Pickles

I hope you are enjoying summer as much as we have been. It’s been a whirlwind of family visits, little getaways and lots of work in the garden. We really get inundated with cucumbers this time of year, and that always has me thinking about pickles. While there are plenty of ways to preserve the […]



Spread your fillings on the meatloaf
Stuffed Smoked Meatloaf

It might seem odd that we chose meatloaf to make at what is supposed to be the height of summer. We should be eating light pasta and veggie salads and grilled lean chicken and juicy sweet melon. But this has been no ordinary summer up here in NorthEast Indiana. I woke up this morning to […]