Pennsylvania Dutch Broccoli & Bacon

Pennsylvania Dutch Broccoli & Bacon

When I worked on my family history, I was surprised to find out how many Pennsylvania Dutch & Amish ancestors I had. Of course, those ancestors multiply quickly as you work back. You start with 4 grandparents, then 8 great, then 16, 32, 64, 128, 256 and by the time you get back a few more generations you realize that you’re related to half the people in the US! Our good neighbor in South Dakota was a 9th cousin! Hi Auntie Mary! But what I’m getting at I’m wondering if I have a predisposition for the sweet/sour flavors so often found in Pennsylvania Dutch cooking, and especially this Pennsylvania Dutch Broccoli & Bacon? Is there a gene for that?

Pennsylvania Dutch Broccoli & Bacon

Pennsylvania Dutch Broccoli & Bacon

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Cauliflower au Gratin

Cauliflower Au Gratin

So I always wonder how the winter is going for everyone – we’re going to be up to 58 tomorrow but I’m bummed because it’s supposed to rain. But it was supposed to snow, so we’re lucky for this heat wave. Then down to a more seasonal 15 degrees by the end of the week. It seems the perfect time to tuck into some comfort, like this Cauliflower Au Gratin.

Cauliflower au Gratin

Cauliflower au Gratin – simple enough and oh so scrumptious!

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Grilled Mexican Style Street Corn

Grilled Mexican Street Corn

Mexican Street Corn - grilled for 8 minutes, then slathered in a spicy, cheesy mix! A favorite.

Maybe the world doesn’t need another post on “Grilled Mexican Street Corn” or what is really our American version based off of the classic “Elotes.” I do, though – or else I’m hitting up sites when I’m making dinner, trying to find the particulars.

Grilled Mexican Style Street Corn

Grilled Mexican Style Street Corn

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German Potato Salad

German Potato Salad: Done in the style of Southern Germany with Bacon & Vinegar. This is based off an old family recipe handed down from Grandma!

If you’ve never had a really good German Potato Salad, you might think you might think you don’t care for it. I know this to be true because I’ve tried, from time to time, grocery store deli German Potato Salad. It doesn’t compare to what you can make at home.

German Potato Salad

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Oven Roasted Cauliflower

Essential Oven Roasted Cauliflower

This is the recipe you want for roasted cauliflower! So simple, so good.

I’m a cauliflower lover and roasting is my favorite way to cook it. It’s crisp/tender, and the roasting really brings out the best in cauliflower. I’ll eat it just as is, on its own, dress it up for a fancier side or use it as a part of another recipe. Heck, I’ll eat it like some people eat popcorn!

Oven Roasted Cauliflower

Oven Roasted Cauliflower

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Steak House Mushrooms - so beautifully cooked & caramelized - this method is magic!

Steakhouse Mushrooms

Steakhouse Mushrooms are such an easy skillet side for steak or maybe for roasted chicken. You can make them right on the grill if you’d like, or maybe you’re more the type to cook them indoors. Either way, you’re going to love this simple but scrumptious recipe for Steakhouse Mushrooms.

Steak House Mushrooms - so beautifully cooked & caramelized - this method is magic!

Steakhouse Mushrooms

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