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RECIPES

Does reading the "Growing Season" series inspire you to hit the kitchen? Here's the how-to for some of the dishes mentioned in the novels. Just click on the photos to find the recipes!

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SOUR CREAM SUGAR COOKIES

 featured in "The Peaceful Season"

This Schermann family special recipe is actually a holiday favorite of mine. My paternal great-grandmother always made these at Christmas. The special ingredient is sour cream. While these make tasty cutout cookies, you can also roll the dough in balls and flatten them for no-fuss baking.

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Coconut Cake

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Tortilla Pinwheels

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Creamy Tuscan Chicken

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Orange Cranberry Muffins

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Tropical Cake

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Mint-Walnut Cookies

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Holiday Meatballs

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German Stollen

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Cherry-Berry Squares

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Sausage-Potato Soup

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Walnut Brownies

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Calico Beans

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Margarita Cheesecake

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Great-Grandma's Pickles

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Brunch Strata

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Grandma's Cake

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Slow-Cooker Lasagna

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Cherry Coffeecake

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Chicken and Noodles

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Walnut Apple Dessert

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Pumpkin-Walnut Scones

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Strawberry Sauce

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Applesauce Bread

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Corn Relish