Eddie James Klaphake Eddie James Klaphake was born to Ashley and Jon Klaphake of Melrose, August 16, 2014, at 11:16 p.m. at Centra-Care Health Systems, Melrose. He weighed 7 pounds, 2 ounces and was 20.75 inches long. Eddie is welcomed home by big brother Jack, up in heaven and big sister Faith, 2 years old. [...]

Irene Dreher, 87 of Clarissa, passed away Tuesday, August 19 at the Bethany Home in Alexandria. A Mass of Christian Burial will be held on Saturday, August 23, 2014; 12:00 p.m. at St. Josephs Catholic Church in Clarissa, burial will be at the parish cemetery at a later date. Friends may call one hour prior [...]

24 red or yellow cherry tomatoes 1/2 c. dry-curd cottage cheese 1/4 c. minced spinach 1 Tbsp. minced fresh basil 2 tsp. snipped chives Slice off very tops of tomatoes. Use a small spoon to remove insides; discard. Turn tomatoes upside down to drain while you prepare filling. In small bowl mix cottage cheese, spinach, [...]

Pastry for 2 crust 9-inch pies 4 c. peaches, peeled and sliced 1 Tbsp. lemon juice 1/4 c. butter 1/2 c. packed brown sugar 2 Tbsp. flour Divide pastry in half. On floured surface, roll out a 13-inch circle of crust. Place in 9-inch pie plate. Arrange peaches in pie pan. Sprinkle with lemon juice. [...]

4-5 medium carrots, thickly sliced diagonally 1 c. defatted chicken stock 2 Tbsp. honey 1 Tbsp. Dijon mustard In large frying pan combine carrots, stock, honey and mustard. Cover and cook over medium-high heat, stirring often, for five minutes or until stock has been reduced to a glaze. Makes four servings. To freeze: Prepare recipe [...]

6 oz. pkg. of boxed stuffing mix 1/2 c. melted butter 2 cups of cooked chicken, cubed 4 cups of zucchini, diced 1/2 onion, chopped 1 can cream of chicken soup 1/2 cup of sour cream In a large bowl, combine the stuffing mix and melted butter. Set aside a 1/2 cup of the mixture [...]

2 Tbsp. olive oil 2 pounds small red potatoes, diced 1/2 medium-size sweet onion, chopped 1 tsp. coarse salt 2 tsp. minced garlic 1/2 tsp. freshly ground pepper 8 to 10 cooked crisp bacon slices, crumbled 1 bunch green onions, chopped 3/4 cup prepared Ranch dressing Salt and pepper to taste Place oil in a [...]

2 c. crushed Club crackers 2 Tbsp. butter 3 c. chopped zucchini 3 eggs 1/2 c. milk 1/2 tsp. salt 1 small onion, shredded 1/2 tsp. pepper 1 c. Cheddar cheese, shredded 1/4 c. Parmesan cheese, grated Put crackers on bottom of 9-inch by 9-inch baking pan. Dot with butter. Bring four cups water to [...]

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