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 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


February 14, 2018

This recipe comes from a Mennonite Cookbook called, “Favorites from our Kitchens” and known locally and endearingly as “Janet Rohrer’s cookbook.” This recipe was submitted by Janet’s sister, Elsie Terry, (and several others)  who said the recipe was given to her in 196...

February 14, 2018

Recipe from A+ Recipes from Hickory Hollow School, submitted by my life-long friend, Deborah Rohrer Heatwole. 


Please note, read recipe thoroughly for ingredients list and directions. This is not a quick recipe, but ultimately not too difficult. 


1/2 cu...

November 18, 2017

Regular and Plant-based options. 

The first recipe is straight from Kellogg’s website. That’s the recipe I used to convert to plant-based, which follows. 

1 3/4 cups all-purpose flour
1 tablespoon baking powder
1/4 teaspoon salt
2 tablespoons sugar
2 1/2 cups Kell...

November 2, 2017

My almost-daily breakfast


3/4 to 1 cup frozen mango chunks 

(Can use frozen banana or half mango half banana)

1 inch fresh turmeric root (I keep in freezer for daily use) OR 1 teaspoon ground turmeric 

1/4 inch fresh ginger root OR 1/2 teaspoon ground ginger


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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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