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Bread Machine Basic White Bread

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This bread recipe is a no-fail bread machine recipe.  The ingredients are so simple and it makes the perfect loaf of bread every single time.

Ingredients for a 2-lb loaf:

1 1/2 cups water
4 1/4 cups bread flour
3 tablespoons sugar
2 tablespoons dry milk
1 1/2 teaspoons salt
2 tablespoons butter
2 teaspoons active dry yeast

Select Basic setting.  Add ingredients to the pan according to manufacturer’s instructions.

When baking cycle ends, remove bread and place on a wire rack.

Let cool to room temperature before slicing.


here’s a link to our favorite whole wheat bread for bread machines.


Refrigerator Bread and Butter Pickles

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This is an old-fashioned recipe, very sweet.  It’s from my mom who got it from her friend  back in the 60s.  And it’s so easy to make!  Enjoy!

7 cups pickling cucumbers, gently washed and sliced
1 cup onion, sliced
1 cup green bell pepper { optional }
1/2 cup salt

1 3/4 cups sugar
1 cup vinegar
1 tablespoon celery seed
1 tablespoon each turmeric and mustard seed { optional }


Mix cucumbers, onions and salt in a large glass bowl.

Let stand for 1 hour.

Meanwhile, combine sugar and vinegar in small saucepan over low heat to dissolve sugar.   Once the sugar has dissolved, add spices.  Let cool.

Rinse the cucumbers, onions and salt thoroughly, drain.  Rinse and drain again.

Then place back in bowl.  Pour vinegar mixture over drained cucumbers and onions.   Pack in mason jars and refrigerate.

Note: The pickles don’t need to marinate very long before they’re ready to eat, usually about 24 hours or so.   As to how long they keep … i’m not sure … we eat them too fast!  🙂

{{ photo taken this past summer ~ our garden girl … picking cukes }}

it’s what for #SundaySupper ~ Raspberry Chipotle Tilapia

Here is a recipe post from my husband { who’s a great cook! } @davidwlitwin

{{  Raspberry Chipotle Tilapia }}

My wife was out with friends for lunch and so I grabbed a few yummy items and threw them together for a quick meal… after taking one bite, I called my wife and said… “I think I just made what you are having for dinner tonight.”  It has quickly become a family favorite dinner.  I hope you enjoy it as much as my house does.


4 Tilapia Tenderloins { or fillets }
½ – 3/4 cup of Hot Pepper Raspberry Chipotle Sauce { found at Costco }
2 garlic cloves, minced
2 tablespoons butter
8-10 Stacy’s Cinnamon Sugar Pita Chips
salt and pepper to taste


Preheat pan or grill to medium heat.

Add butter, salt and pepper { if you grill I recommend making a tinfoil boat and placing the butter inside so it doesn’t spill out }

Mince garlic and add to the melted butter.

Add the Raspberry Chipotle Sauce, stir mixture for 1 – 2 minutes.

Next, add Fillets { you can also butter the fillets if you wish } and cook each side for about 4 – 6 minutes until fish is opaque in the thickest part.

While fillets are cooking, take the 8-10 pita chips and place in a ziploc bag.  Take a meat tenderizer and pound the pita chips until they are well crushed.

Prepare a bed of greens and place the finished fillets on top of the greens.

Drizzle a little more of the Raspberry Chipotle Sauce on top of the fillets.

Sprinkle the crushed Cinnamon Pita Chips on top of the sauce and fillets. { the sweeter you want the meal, the more pita chip sprinkles I would add }


{ side dish  ~ roasted red potatoes }

15 small (about 1.5 lbs)  red potatoes, cut into chunks
3 tablespoons Bragg Liquid Aminos
1 teaspoon thyme
1 teaspoon rosemary
1 teaspoon oregano
½ teaspoon salt
2 garlic cloves, minced
1 – 2 tablespoons olive oil


Preheat oven to 375-degrees.
Cut potatoes into chucks and place in a large, ungreased casserole dish
Pour the Bragg Liquid Aminos over the potatoes
In a small bowl, combine the spices, garlic and olive oil.
Drizzle the sauce over the potatoes and toss well.
Bake, uncovered for 30-45 minutes or until the potatoes are tender.

Serve and enjoy!

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