Amy’s Tuscan Bean Soup

Amy’s Tuscan Bean Soup

This soup is simple and hearty, and very healthy! It’s vegan and can be made gluten-free, and I promise you won’t miss a thing. Serve with a salad and bread for a delicious meal. Amy’s Tuscan Bean Soup     Saute in a large stock pot over...
Joan’s Apple and Pear Pies

Joan’s Apple and Pear Pies

I met Joan through this ministry, and she often sends me endearing emails about her neighbors. She and her husband have chosen their home because of the needs of their immediate neighbors and their community. They are homeowners and landlords, active volunteers and...
Cheese Pies {for sharing!}

Cheese Pies {for sharing!}

I’m privileged to live a short drive away from Holmes County, Ohio, where tourist flock to visit genuine Amish farms and businesses. There are also many Amish families living near my community in Lancaster, Ohio – not to be confused with Pennsylvania Dutch...
Chocolate Espresso Chew

Chocolate Espresso Chew

I met this chewy, fudgy chocolate cookie with espresso and walnuts at the Firehook Bakery and Coffee House on Pennsylvania Avenue, just steps from the United States Capitol in Washington, DC. Thank you to the Washington Post for whittling down the original...
Caprese Dip Neighborhood Cafe Recipe

Caprese Dip Neighborhood Cafe Recipe

Caprese Salad – with its ripe tomatoes, fresh mozzarella cheese and fresh basil – is one of my favorites. This recipe combines the same simple flavors in a warm dip served on crunchy baguette. Caprese Dip 8 oz. diced mozzarella cheese 1 cup diced tomatoes...

Sarah’s Blueberry Scones

Sarah served up these delicious scones the very first time she came to the Rosewood Neighborhood Cafe! Sarah’s Blueberry Scones In a large bowl, cream together: 2 cups all-purpose flour 1/3 cup sugar 2 teaspoons baking powder 1 teaspoon grated lemon peel 1/2...
Amy’s Cranberry Salad

Amy’s Cranberry Salad

No one in my family likes this except me… but that’s OK, I can eat it all! In large bowl, combine until dissolved: 1 small pkg. Cherry Jell-O ¼ cup sugar 1cup boiling water Add: ¼ cup cold water 1 Tbl. lemon juice ½ small orange, ground 1 cup raw...

Vanessa’s Cranberry Puffs

Two-Bite Cranberry Puffs, Two Ways These savory or sweet cranberry puffs are wonderful during the holidays for brunch, tea, hors d’oeuvres, or dinner rolls.  Everything up to baking can be prepared ahead and kept covered in the refrigerator or another cold...

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