To honor her dear mother, our friend Kristine and her 5 siblings compiled Dottie’s Family Recipes.
Her name is Dorothy “Dottie” Dyer. The recipe book includes Dottie’s favorite recipes, and favorite recipes from several members of the family. Kristine shared that Dottie is an Oregon girl, from Corvallis. She met her husband at Oregon State University in Corvallis, became a Pastor’s wife, settled in Yakima Washington, and raised 6 children. The role of a Pastor’s wife has many facets, including entertaining and hosting events. Dottie was an excellent hostess. It was not just about cooking good food. Presentation of the meal was just as important. From the table setting, to the linen tablecloth, fine china and flatware, and how the food was served. Dottie made her guests feel special every time.

The recipe book includes Kristine’s Ellen James Pudding Cake, her husband Danny’s Tuna and White Bean Salad, and granddaughter Rachel’s Chicken Tortilla Stew. Yummy!

Kristine and her siblings unanimously have chosen Dottie’s best recipe is Mom’s Ham Loaf. A great dish to welcome the fall season in the Pacific Northwest. Bon Appetit!

Mom’s Ham Loaf
1 and ½ lb. ground ham
½ lb. ground fresh pork (ask butcher to grind together)
2 eggs
1 cup cracker crumbs
½ cup milk
1 cup pineapple juice
1 cup brown sugar
1 Tbsp dry mustard

Soak crumbs in milk. Combine ground ham, pork, eggs and cracker/milk mixture together and form into 2 loaves.

Boil the pineapple juice, brown sugar and dry mustard until thick.

Pour over loaves and baste a couple times during baking.

Bake at 300 degrees for 1 ½ hours.

We remember and honor Dorothy “Dottie” Dyer

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