Wiener Water Soup

Wiener Water Soup

Wiener Water Soup

I usually don’t remember where my more unusual recipe ideas come from.  I do know this recipe came from a family time.  We were having our annual lefse-making spree and it had been a long day.  The rowdy group was myself, son Justin, daughter Emily, and cousin Shirley.  We are usually a crazy bunch.  I’m not sure how the subject came up but suddenly I knew I needed to make wiener water soup. Continue reading

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Sweet Peas and Wild Rice Salad

Sweet Peas and Wild Rice Salad

Sweet Peas and Wild Rice Salad

I don’t remember what I was searching for when I ran across the Crystal Farms website recipes.  I was charmed that everything had cheese, until I realized it was a cheese website!  Duh.  But I am a huge fan of wild rice and this salad was something I’d never seen.  It was mostly vegetables and wild rice, and very few carbs.  The recipe was from the Minnesota Wild Rice Council, and I always make sure my wild rice is from Minnesota. Continue reading

Shoestring Potato Salad

Shoestring Potato Salad

Shoestring Potato Salad

I’ve been very delinquent in posting our old family recipes.  Time to drag out the old favorites and make them again!  We enjoy the dishes, we just don’t remember to revisit them as often as I’d like.  I had a craving for Shoestring Salad the other day and made a point to buy shoestring potatoes and Miracle Whip.  We’re usually a mayo family but there are those salads such as this one and broccoli salad that require the change. Continue reading