Homemade Pickling Spice

Home-made Pickling Spice

home-made pickling spice. A classic blend.

Most pickling spice recipes share a number of standard ingredients with just a few variances in amounts and proportions, and many have an extra special touch or two that makes them stand out. Here’s a recipe that will work well in almost any recipe that calls for “pickling spice.”

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Classic American Goulash sometimes called Macaroni Beef or Chili Mac.

Mom’s Classic American Goulash

Mom’s Classic American Goulash is an old American standby that only has the slightest resemblance to its namesake, Hungarian Goulash; both types of Goulash contain beef and both have noodles and that’s pretty much where the similarities end. The Classic American Goulash is a casserole of ground beef, noodles, tomatoes, and a few seasonings, sometimes topped with a little cheese. Simple, tasty, cheap and filling, Goulash is familiar to generations of Americans and is comfort food in many families.

Classic American Goulash sometimes called Macaroni Beef or Chili Mac.

Classic American Goulash sometimes called Macaroni Beef or Chili Mac.

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Chicken Pot Pie with Cheater's Puff Pastry

Chicken Pot Pie like you WISH your Grandma made!

I originally posted this Chicken Pot Pie in November of 2011, one of my very first posts and absolutely favorite recipes. Today, as I made it again in 2019, I updated with new photos. That night in 2011, I had been looking at Time’s Money Issue (we as a nation were still recovering from the Great Recession) and became sidetracked. Pretty soon, I was clicking on one link after another; you know how that goes, right?

Chicken Pot Pie

Chicken Pot Pie with Homemade Biscuit Topping to Top a Casserole

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