I've known Paxton resident Barb Gillaspie since I was little, and I was honored when she sent me these two recipes to share. She said these are both favorites, but the pumpkin bars are a little easier to make.
Champaign resident Heather Munson sent me this recipe, which she didn't write, but made last year for Thanksgiving and will make again this year.
One local blog I love to read is The Sandwich Life, by Champaign resident
This recipe also comes from Janet Read, who grew up in St. Joseph and now lives in Georgia. She also sent me a recipe for her Corn Casserole.
Her mother-in-law gave it to her when she got married.
Janet Read lives in Woodstock, Ga., but she grew up in St. Joseph and was kind enough to send me this recipe for my Heaping Harvest of Recipes series.
Philo resident Lisa Storm Fink sent me this recipe for Cheesy Broccoli Rice Casserole.
"I like to make it because it’s fairly simple and easy but very hearty and warm," she wrote in her email. "It’s a great option for vegetarian guests too. I’m not a big fan of brocccoli but I sure do like this dish. I think it even reheats well."