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Potluck Pasta Salad

Last week, I got the phone call.. Someone in our community had passed away and it was our turn to show love in food and service.  Serving at events like funerals in the basement of our local church always gives me a renewed sense of faith in our small towns. I don’t know about where you live, but in small town America, we show love in food. There are many salads and bars that are brought to nourish the hearts of…

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Potluck Taco Salad

One of the things I love about small town Midwest is that whenever there is a need, whether it be a wedding, funeral, or just a significant event in the community, people come out in the droves with food. Small town America shows love in food, and especially small town North Dakota.  Shortly after finding my church home here in North Dakota, I became a part of one of our kitchen committees. It is clear that God has given me…

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Betty’s Baked Beans

When I think of summer cookouts, bbqs, and pot lucks, I always think of my Grandma Betty’s Baked beans. Honestly, they are what I look forward to at family get togethers. For years I have tried to replicate her recipe until I come to find out, my mom has had the recipe all along. This weekend for Memorial Day, I decided to channel my inner Grandma Betty and made a pot of her beans. They are super easy and honestly,…

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