Sometimes you just need steak soup and this recipe yields a gallon of it. Really, a whole gallon. This is a roux-based soup made with round steak, tomatoes, carrots, and other vegetables. It freezes beautifully.
A sweet, sweet cranberry salad that everyone will think is dessert. Sugared cranberries are combined with crushed pineapple and miniature marshmallows and chilled overnight. Just before serving, this lovely concoction is folded into freshly whipped cream and sliced bananas. Serves six.
There's a nice tangy bite to this hearty dark rye that still has a tender crumb, thanks to the wheat flour. Cocoa and coffee powders darken the loaf, and caraway and fennel seeds impart just a bit of licorice flavor. It can be made in your bread machine or with a stand mixer.