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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 →

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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 →

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 →

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 →

Cascade Berry Pie

I was recently down visiting my parents and Dad and I went out to pick the cascade berries.  Cascades are a cross between raspberries and blackberries, and quite tasty, so I brought some home to make a pie as the... Continue Reading →

Bachelor Buttons

Mrs. John Scott contributed the recipe for Bachelor Buttons to The New Galt Cookbook.  There is a whole chapter for cookies, and I have to admit that I picked this one mainly because it was the first one that I... Continue Reading →

A Quick and Easy Coffee Dessert for Summertime

Coffee jelly sounds delicious.  Coffee.... jelly.... delicious dessert.... what's not to love? For me, it turns out what's not to love is coffee jelly.  I guess I should have known.  I'm not one for cold coffee drinks, I prefer my... Continue Reading →

Rice Pudding so Easy a Child Could Make It

I have rice pudding in the oven to have for dessert.  Rice pudding was what I'd planned on making, but I was planning on using my Instant Pot to make my usual quick rice pudding, but I had The Mary... Continue Reading →

Oeufs A La Tzarine

Where do I even start with this recipe?  In the cookbook, it looked intriguing, and while not overly difficult, a bit fancier than ordinary breakfast fare.  In reality, it was still intriguing, and not too complicated to make, but it... Continue Reading →

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