About Me

I was raised Old Order (horse and buggy) Mennonite with German and Eastern European influences that shaped my palate. My own family enjoys heritage food, as well as vegetarian, plant-based, and global cultural cuisine. 

Contact Me: culturedcountrycook@gmail.com


October 26, 2019

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October 11, 2019

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October 31, 2019

I try hard to keep from gushing over the recipes I share, but seriously y’all, this was one of the best dishes I’ve ever made! All the kiddos liked the tofu, even our carnivorous and picky ones, and most liked the rice. I followed the recipe exactly. 

Recipe from “Veget...

October 26, 2019

Ingredients for salad:
1 cup uncooked ancient grain blend (white and red quinoa, millet, and buckwheat) or just regular quinoa
1/2 cup cranberries or dried blueberries or dried chopped apricots
1/2 cup toasted slivered almonds or walnuts or pumpkin seeds
1/3 cup chopped r...

October 21, 2019

1 quart apple pie filling or 1 quart canned peaches, drained and sliced
(If using peaches, sprinkle with cinnamon)

*To use fresh apples, mix 2/3 cup sugar, 1 1/4 water, 3 Tablespoons clear gel or cornstarch in a saucepan. Add 4 cups peeled and sliced apples....

October 11, 2019

Pumpkin Spice Pancakes


2 1/4 cups whole wheat flour (can use all or part white) 

1 1/2 teaspoon baking powder 

1 teaspoon baking soda 

1/2 teaspoon salt

1/2 teaspoon cinnamon 

1/4 - 1/2 teaspoon nutmeg 

1/4 teaspoon cloves

1/2 cup melted butter or oil

3 eggs, beaten


October 1, 2019

With homemade crust (recipe included) or store-bought puff pastry. 

Note: Our entire family LOVED this and asked as we were eating when I thought I would make it again! Score!  

Ingredients for crust if making your own: 

1 cup whole wheat pie and pastry flour 

1/2 cup real...

March 9, 2019

Served here with Wonderful Butter Cookies! 


4 cups milk, divided

1 3/4 cups sugar

1 1/2 Tablespoons instant coffee granules (I use decaf)

1 teaspoon salt

1 Tablespoon butter 

3 eggs

2/3 cup flour

2 cups heavy whipping cream (Can use 8-oz carton Cool Whip) 


March 9, 2019

Served here with homemade coffee custard.  


1 cup (2 sticks) butter

1/2 cup sugar

1 egg

2 1/4 cups flour 

1/2 teaspoon baking powder

1 teaspoon salt

1 teaspoon vanilla OR 1/2 teaspoon vanilla and 1/2 teaspoon almond extract 

Method: Cream butter and sugar. Add egg...

March 6, 2019


1 bunch/bag carrots

Pinch or a few grinds of salt

1/4 cup melted butter (I use a drizzle of olive oil)

1/4 cup honey (can use maple syrup)

1 1/2 teaspoon orange zest

1 1/2 teaspoon lemon zest 

Method: Wash and scrape carrots (u less using baby carrots.) Cook in 1...

February 9, 2019

Lemon Sponge Cake Ingredients

1 and ¾ cup all purpose flour
1 tsp baking soda
2 tsp baking powder
1 and ¼ cup plain unsweetened yogurt
½ cup powdered sugar
grated rind of 1 lemon
3 tbsp fresh-squeezed lemon juice
¼ cup vegetable oil (or) canola oil (or) olive oil  

Filling Ingr...

February 6, 2019

The perfect vegan valentine’s dessert that will wow everyone! I got this recipe at https://thevegan8.com/2018/02/12/vegan-chocolate-sweet-potato-tart/. 


2 heaping cups blanched slivered almonds (I blanched whole almonds myself and processed them in the f...

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Mennonite/Brethren heritage food with a flare for vegetarian cuisine and a global palate 
Contact Me: culturedcountrycook@gmail.com

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