Memories of Grandma & THE Apple Dumpling Recipe

My Grandma (dad’s mom) died when I was six.  I don’t remember much of her, just bits and pieces.  I don’t honestly know how much I remember and how much has been told to me through the years.  The lines are rather blurry.  The one thing I do have of hers is the apple dumpling recipe she used to make all the time.  It is so sad when recipes like this get lost in time – just this week I purchased an estate lot of handwritten recipes off eBay.  Someone’s kids probably didn’t want them and sent them to auction – maybe I will find some good ones.  If not, just the idea of someone hand writing these recipes is amazing… just like the recipe notebooks Grandma used to have.

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Pepperoni Pizza Chili

Pepperoni Pizza Chili via Mini Van Dreams

Pepperoni Pizza Chili– the best of both worlds.  You can’t beat a good pot of chili or a pepperoni pizza.  This recipe for pepperoni pizza chili is both… perfect for football season or a cool fall day after raking leaves.  Definitely, make this one your own– throw in your favorite pizza toppings.  Black olives.  Mushrooms. Green peppers.  Yum.  Enjoy!

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Cabbage Roll Casserole

Cabbage Roll Casserole | Mini Van Dreams

Oh yum!  Cabbage roll casserole.  My mother in law use to make the best cabbage rolls.  As much as we love them, I just don’t have time to roll a bunch of cabbage rolls and allow them to cook for hours.  Thankfully, I stumbled across an unstuffed cabbage roll recipe several years ago and it has been tweaked into this delicious cabbage roll casserole.  We love to have this dish when the weather starts to get cold.  Serve it up with a piece of buttered dark rye bread and and enjoy.

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