Banana & Peanut Butter Stuffed Pancakes

Some dishes have a way of taking us back to our childhood. Other foods easily transport us to a special time or place. We all have foods that we associate with good memories. Pancakes are one of those foods for me. Peanut butter and bananas are another pair of foods that I relate to growing up. In my family, we combine all three of those ingredients into one hearty breakfast. While it’s a dish that has become a family tradition, apparently it’s unknown to most people. Banana & Peanut Butter stuffed pancakes are a weekend staple at my parent’s house. When I was a girl, we ate a lot of peanut butter and a lot of pancakes. I imagine part of the reason was the budget friendly cost of those two items. When you’re trying to feed five children, you have to be budget conscious! I know part of the reason was because all five of us children loved this combination. It’s a favorite meal for all of us to this day. And we’ve passed that appreciation on to our children. The grandkids love going to the Farm for pancakes. In fact, the older ones (able to drive themselves) have … Continue reading →

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Beef Vegetable Soup Recipe

Wow it’s been really cold in my neck of the woods lately. All that Polar Vortex wind and chill factor hit us full force. The forecast for this next week, looks very much like a repeat. Now, I’m used to snow, living in Ohio does that to a person. I’m used to cold. But I’ll admit, wind chill factors down to negative 45-50 degrees Fahrenheit is a bit unusual. We hunkered down, stayed inside and bundled up when we had to go outside. We tried not to go outside. But, I do have one of those full time 8:00 am – 5:00 pm type of responsibilities that required me to go outside. I piled on the layers. Lots of layers. Like undergarments, then leggings and tank top, then pants and shirt, then sweater. That was my basic attire for indoors. When it came time to leave the house … coat, boots, hat, scarf, gloves… yeah I was bundled up nearly as much as that little boy in the movie “Christmas Story”. And you can bet your socks, I sure didn’t stick my tongue on any-stinking-thing. Been there. Done that. When I was a kid and it hurts. Cold weather always … Continue reading →

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Tuscan Turkey Soup – Use up that Leftover Turkey

Do you still have a lingering bit of leftover turkey in the fridge? Is there not quite enough to make turkey & noodles? Are folks tired of turkey sandwiches? This soup is a solution that will be a sure fire hit. You may have to stock up on shredded turkey for future pots of soup! Tuscan Soup Recipe Ingredients: 2 cups shredded Turkey ½ cup diced Celery 1 piece Bacon, crumbled 1 can (15 oz) Navy Beans 1 can (15 oz) diced Tomatoes w/ Garlic & Basil 4 cups Chicken Broth Directions: Combine all ingredients in a sauce pan and simmer on medium heat for 20 minutes. Approximate Nutritional Information: Servings per Recipe: 6, Amount per Serving: Calories: 232, Fat: 5g, Cholesterol: 35mg, Sodium: 618mg, Total Carbs: 28g, Protein: 24g Make It a Meal: Serve with biscuits or bread. Add a side salad. Grilled cheese sandwich makes a great addition. … Continue reading →