Refrigerator Bread & Butter Pickles

Refrigerator Bread & Butter Pickles

Yanno what I run hot and cold on? Pickles. Sometimes I just love them and can’t get enough and then sometimes I couldn’t care less about them. But I always get a little excited in the summer when those little pickling cucumbers start to show up. Coz then I can show off a bit and make my faves. Like these Refrigerator Bread & Butter Pickles.

Refrigerator Bread & Butter Pickles

Refrigerator Bread & Butter Pickles

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Old Fashioned Scalloped Potatoes

Old Fashioned Scalloped Potatoes

On my site already is a recipe for Scalloped Potatoes Like Your Grandma Made. I love those and they are def a go-to at my house, especially after any holiday with ham (when I often sprinkle in both cheese and ham between the layers). But if you look at that post and get down to the comments and discussion,  you’ll see that these Old Fashioned Scalloped Potatoes also hit a nostalgic note, too. I know this recipe actually predates my “Grandma” potatoes, maybe by decades. Deb asked about these the other day, so I hope you’re following! Thanks to you, I was “forced” to eat two big helpings of this last night, lol!

Old Fashioned Scalloped Potatoes

While it’s still piping hot, run a knife around the edges and be sure to rest a few minutes before serving.

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Cucumber Sour Cream Salad

Cucumber Sour Cream Salad

I thought maybe I’d toss out a “Grandma” recipe for you. One that’s perfect for summer especially if you have cucumbers coming in from your garden or constantly on sale at the store. Cucumber Sour Cream Salad is also so refreshing on a hot day and it’s just one of those little side dishes that are nice to have in the fridge.

Cucumber Sour Cream Salad

Cucumber Sour Cream Salad

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Better than Classic Beer Brats

Better than Classic Beer Brats

First of all, I gotta count on you guys for a little help. Whatever you do, please don’t tell any of my Wisconsin neighbors (Wisconsin is credited for the innovation of the Beer Brat…even Wikipedia says so) about this recipe. A Minnesotan messing around with their beloved Beer Brats and making outrageous claims could just be the final straw. None of us can take one more disaster or any more stress this year! I think I’m already on the edge! So now, with that settled, let me tell ya how to make what I think is better than classic Beer Brats.

Better than Classic Beer Brats

Better than Classic Beer Brats

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German Baked Apples Bratapfel

German Baked Apples Bratapfel

German Baked Apples Bratapfel takes me right back to childhood! I don’t think at the time anyone thought of them as being particularly “German.” They were, like so many recipes that were ubiquitous to the Midwest, just a part of small-town, down-home cooking. Baked apples appeared a lot-at our table for dessert.

German Baked Apples Bratapfel

German Baked Apples – Bratapfel; see all that deliciousness at the bottom of the pan!!

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