Sentimental Sunday Recipe: Loretta’s Raspberry Pretzel Dessert

I grew up in the Midwest, and potlucks were a regular part of our lives. Everyone had a specialty that they were known for. My brother-in-law’s Mother, Loretta, often made this dessert and as a kid I was so happy when she showed up toting this dish. It is the perfect mix of sweet, salty, creamy, and crunchy.  This recipe is really very simple, but Loretta had a way of making everything very special. I have no idea where this recipe originates, though I suspect it may have been an old magazine. What I do know is that it is a wonderfully satisfying way to end a meal.  Your kids will love it…and so will you! Continue reading “Sentimental Sunday Recipe: Loretta’s Raspberry Pretzel Dessert” »

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Sunday Sentimental Recipe: Grandma Velma’s Refrigerator Pickles

I am lucky to have many family recipes passed down through the generations. Most of the women in my family were amazing cooks, and they also knew how to stretch a budget and feed a family for a very low cost. The origins of these recipes are pretty much unknown. Most are scrawled on cards, and very few say how the recipe was discovered initially. Dinners in their homes were always amazing. Occasionally, I will share one of these family treasures with you! Continue reading “Sunday Sentimental Recipe: Grandma Velma’s Refrigerator Pickles” »

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