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A bite of history from the kitchen.

Various Pumpkin Pie Variations

The picture above is a pumpkin patch in Sidney, British Columbia that I drive by most years in the fall.  I love how the field is almost entirely orange!  My pumpkin patch certainly doesn't look like that.  Sadly, this year... Continue Reading →

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Turkey Dinner Menus

First off, for those of you wondering why an original 1980s Cabbage Patch Kid is carving my mother's Thanksgiving turkey.... well.... it's a long story about a long time family friend who doesn't live close enough to make it to... Continue Reading →

Today is my Blogiversary!!

Today is my first blogiversary, and if I'd been thinking, I'd have planned a bloggable dinner party to celebrate!  I did have a few family members over for dinner on the weekend, but didn't cook anything blog-worthy, so today is... Continue Reading →

Lemon Snaps

I made Lemon Snaps to take to work.  They sounded amazing... tart, refreshing, and unusual.  The reality was a little  disappointing, but they were pretty good.  The dough did actually live up to my expectations, and I kept nibbling bits... Continue Reading →

English Crumpets

Since finally finding crumpet rings, I've been on a quest for the PERFECT crumpet recipe, so I always find it a bit ironic when I find crumpet recipes that don't require crumpet rings.  The recipe for English Crumpets in The... Continue Reading →

Take Good Care of Your Teeth

Butterbone, the beagle in the picture, is so darn cute!  Even when he steals MY toothbrush to brush his own teeth!  It got me thinking about some of the interesting recipes in old books for tooth care preparations.  The two... Continue Reading →

Pork Croquettes

After a pork roast, we had some leftover meat, and while my usual way to use it up after we get tired of cold meat sandwiches is to make a pulled barbecue pork for hot sandwiches, I decided it was... Continue Reading →

Quality Apple Pie

I'm busy these days using up the apples from my tree.  September means an apple for the teacher for a good reason - so many different kinds of apples are ripe just as school is starting up!  My tree is... Continue Reading →

Baked Apple Butter

I picked a peck, well, only about half a peck of apples from my tree this morning, and am in the process of turning the small, misshapen, scabby ones into apple butter.  I use the weird ones because they're harder... Continue Reading →

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