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Portions of this site were updated on 30 October 2014.

Anyone who likes to cook will tell you that part of the fun of cooking is sharing good recipes. At Teri's Kitchen, you will find hundreds of tried-and-true recipes from my family and personal collections, plus several hundred shared recipes from contributors. In addition, there are menus for every day and special occasions, cooking tips, links and much more. I will post additions and revisions to the site on this page as they occur throughout the month. To browse the kitchen, visit the Recipe Files page or, for specific recipes or information, use the Search Boxes throughout the site. I hope you will enjoy what I have to offer.

Featured in October

Halloween, Recipes, Menus and Treats
German Recipes and Menus for Oktoberfest
Monthly Features

Halloween Recipes, Menus and Treats

Halloween is a time for children and a day when adults can feel and act like children again. I have chosen an easy menu that everyone, children and adults alike, will enjoy and all of the recipes can be prepared at least one day in advance. It features a choice of hamburger or turkey Sloppy Joes with easy and complementary side dishes. There are two shared recipes, a starter of Spinach Dip and Pumpkin Bars with Cream Cheese Frosting for dessert. The menu includes preparation notes, and each recipe has links to alternate choices. To add to the holiday fun, I posted recipes for special Halloween treats, as well as a 'Spooky Halloween Menu' shared by a visitor that the kids will love. I hope you enjoy and.......stay safe!

German Oktoberfest Recipes and Menus

Oktoberfest, sometimes spelled 'Octoberfest' in English-speaking countries, originated in 1810 in Munich, Germany, as part of a royal wedding celebration. It became so popular that it is now celebrated in many areas throughout the world, especially those with a substantial population of German decent. In this country, it appears to be celebrated any time in October. I posted two of my favorite German menus, one a traditional dinner featuring Sauerbraten, the other a more casual menu with Fried Pork Sandwiches and easy, make-ahead sides. In addition to the menus, I posted main dishes, side dishes and desserts from which you can mix and match recipes for a variety of events throughout the month.

Monthly Features

Featured Recipe

Mom's Beef and Noodle Casserole

Shared Family Recipe

Sue's Cheese and Salsa Dip in Bread

Menu Suggestions

Menus based on this month's featured recipes.


New recipes are always welcomed. For information and to browse all the shared recipes, visit the Shared Family Recipes page.

No matter where I take my guests, it seems they like my kitchen best.
Pennsylvania Dutch Saying

Hamburger Barbecue Sandwiches
(Sloppy Joes)

Sloppy Joes Recipe Photo