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Poinsettia Salad

The first Poinsettia Salads I made looked beautiful, nestled on their beds of lettuce.  I took pictures, and then we ate the salads.  And then, because of my blind trust in my devices, I lost all the pictures I hadn't... Continue Reading →

Happy Valentine’s Day!!

I knew if I dug around through my cookbooks, I'd find at least a few Valentine's recipes to share, and A Thousand Ways to Please a Family had a whole Valentine's luncheon menu, so I am sharing that here today.... Continue Reading →

Corn Bread for Breakfast

I am not sure I'd ever made cornbread before, but I really like it, so when recipes kept catching my eye in my cookbooks, I figured it was time to make some.  I flipped through a few books looking at... Continue Reading →

Bettina’s Christmas Cake

As I had a lot of fruit leftover from my first Christmas cake, I decided to make a second one.  Admittedly, this was partly to use the painstakingly prepped pans!  I flipped through a few books, and found A Butterless-Eggless-Milkless... Continue Reading →

Bettina’s Best Cole Slaw

  I like a good, basic cole slaw (or cold slaw, as it's referred to in many of the old books) and I REALLY like cole slaw with pulled pork, which is what we had for dinner tonight.  One of... Continue Reading →

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