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June 20, 2019

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Iconic Bakery: Baked crumbed potatoes

Baked Crumbed Potatoes
By Coletta Mullenhour from the “Bluffton Community Cookbook II”

6 medium potatoes, peeled and halved
½ c. Margarine, melted
1 c. fine dried bread crumbs
Salt and pepper

Wash and dry the potatoes. Dip in margarine, then crumbs, coating well. Repeat. Put on a shallow baking dish.

Add salt and pepper. Add any remaining margarine and crumbs on top. Bake at 350 degrees for 30 minutes. Turn over and bake 20-30 minutes more until golden brown.


Iconic Bakery: Apple crisp, in season

Here’s an easy and quick recipe from the Ada sesquicentennial cookbook from 2002. It’s just in time for all those apples you don’t know what to do with.

Apple Crisp
Recipe from Marie Snyder

5-6 apples, peeled, cored and coarsely chopped
1 cup sugar
1 cup minute oats
1/3 cup flower
2 tsp. cinnamon
1 stick butter

Chop apples and place in deep pie pan. Mix dry ingredients and pour over apples. Cut up butter and dot over apples.

Bake at 375 degrees for 30 minutes or until bubbly.


Iconic Bakery: The World's Best Chicken

The World's Best Chicken
Provided b Kristen Howard, mother of Lily and William
From "Kitchen Classics" cookbook from the Bluffton Child Development Center

4 boneless, skinless chicken breasts
1/2 c. Dijon mustard
1/4 c. maple syrup
1 Tbsp. red wine vinegar
Salt and pepper

Preheat oven to 425 degrees. In a small bowl mix mustard, syrup and vinegar. 

Place chicken breast into 9 by 13-inch baking dish. Season with salt and pepper. Pour mustard mixture over chicken, covering each piece. 


Iconic Bakery: Easy Italian pork chop dinner

Easy Italian Pork Chop Dinner
Recipe from Linda Ferguson in the Ada sesquicentennial cookbook, 2002

4 large pork loin chops
1/4 c. Italian salad dressing, plus 2 T.
2 T. cooking oil
4 medium potatoes - peeled and thinly sliced
1 small onion - sliced

Marinate pork chops in 1/4 c. Italian dressing for 3 hours, turning occasionally. Remove the marinade and brown both sides in oil.

Season with salt and pepper. Place in baking dish.


Icon bakery - Spinach salad and dressing

Spinach Salad and Dressing
By Nancy Yeager -
from "Country Cookin'," Bluffton Community Cookbook II

• Spinach, torn
• Romaine lettuce, torn
• Mushrooms, sliced
• Hard boiled eggs, chopped
• Bacon, crispy and broken

Prepare the amount of lettuce as needed


Here's Bluffton Relay of Life's prize-winning pie - Marj Rettig's Chocolate Pecan Pie

Here's the recipe for the first-place pie in this year's Bluffton's Relay for Life pie baking contest held in mid-June.

Marj Rettig’s Chocolate Pecan Pie

1 unbaked 9-inch deep-dish pie pastry
1 ½ cups chopped pecans
1 cup (6 oz.) semisweet chocolate morsels
1 cup dark corn syrup
½ cup granulated sugar
½ cup firmly packed brown sugar
¼ cup water
4 large eggs
¼ cup butter, melted
2 teaspoons cornmeal
2 teaspoons vanilla extract
½ teaspoon table salt