In the Kitchen
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I love the little things you do…



Audrey, my Mother-in-law, is the strongest and most no nonsense woman I have ever met.  Life on the farm wasn’t always easy but she handles each difficult situation with strength, ingenuity, and more than a little humor.

A few years ago, her key wouldn’t work in the door of her car.  The key wouldn’t open the door but it did open the trunk.  Audrey only locked her car when she was in town so when she needed to get into her car she opened the trunk and crawled in.  Once she was in the trunk, she was able to push the back seats down and climb through to the main part of the car.  From there she scrambled into the front seat and away she went.  Did I mention that she was eighty years old at the time?  I can just imagine the look on people’s faces, seeing a grey haired little woman hopping into the trunk of her car like it’s the most normal thing in the world.

Mother’s day is a wonderful time to tell your mom (and mother-in-law) how much you appreciate that she is a part of your life!


Mother’s Day Brunch

Mother’s Day Brunch Menu
Chicken Salad Croissant Sandwich
Gouda Pastries
Cucumber and Tomato Salad
Yogurt Parfait


Chicken Salad Croissant Sandwiches

Chicken Salad Croissant Sandwich
Here is a favorite light lunch that I have served to my family for years.
The filling can be made up to 24 hours ahead.

  • 1 pound cooked chicken, cut up (I use a rotisserie chicken)
  • ½ cup diced green onion
  • 1 cup sliced green grapes
  • ½ cup chopped celery
  • ½ cup Appel Farms Yogurt (or substitute Greek yogurt)
  • 3 Tbsp orange juice
  • ½ tsp garlic powder
  • Salt and pepper to taste
  • 4-6 croissants

In a large bowl, combine the chicken, green onion, grapes, yogurt, orange juice, salt, and pepper.  Cover and refrigerate approximately one hour or more to let the flavors blend.
Serve chicken salad on croissants.
This recipe is easy to adapt and change.  You can substitute sliced almonds for the celery, diced apple for the grapes, or add in dried cranberries or dried cherries.

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My name is Ruth, I love cheese and hope you do too! I love to cook with cheese and I want to share with you some of the delicious recipes that I have found as well as some of the funny, quirky things that happen on our family farm.

1 Comment

  1. Lori-Anne says

    So glad I’ll be seeing my Aunt Audrey and my cousins on Saturday!!


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