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The Sandwich

How complicated can a sandwich be? The act of buying a sandwich has become so difficult that it almost isn’t worth the trouble. The other day I decided to have sandwiches instead of supper. It would only take a few minutes … Continue reading

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Kicking the Candy Habit

It’s the season for sweets, and I LOVE old-fashioned hard Christmas candy. Sugar is not treated as a negative by our society. We give cookies to our children, use candy as a reward for good behavior, and celebrate birthdays, weddings, … Continue reading

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Grandma’s Secret Recipe

Holiday season always brings to mind a traditional holiday favorite — fruitcake. So many jokes have been made about tasteless fruitcake that there are not many left. People joke about fruitcake like you buy at the supermarket or receive as … Continue reading

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Over the River and Through the Woods

Over the river and through the woods What ever happened to “Over the river and through the woods to grandfather’s house we go!”? I would like to go to grandfather’s house for Thanksgiving too. “Potatoes and cranberries cooked to a … Continue reading

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Kitchen Man

My son decided to bake cookies. He doesn’t usually cook, so I’m not sure what got into him this particular time. I think he was really hungry for cookies and couldn’t talk his sister into baking them. Chocolate chip cookies … Continue reading

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Daddy’s Gone a-Hunting

Father’s Day causes me to remember my childhood when “daddy-went-a-hunting” and came home with wild critters that the family was expected to consume. [If you are vegetarian, stop reading now.] If like most homo-sapiens you are a meat eater, you … Continue reading

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When You Snooze . . .

My honey wanted to buy groceries tonight.  The stores will be too crowded tomorrow, ” he said. “We might not want to go out.” So, I looked through all the cabinets to see what was needed and made a grocery … Continue reading

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My Chili Recipe

“Uh, oh!” “What’s wrong?” “I was supposed to make chili this weekend to take to the office today. What can I do? It’s time to go to work — too late to cook now. They are counting on me, and … Continue reading

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Pass the Biscuits

Now I was only knee-high to a grasshopper when mama took pity on me and allowed me to get into the dough she was kneading. Being a curious child, I hung around under mama’s feet while she was trying to … Continue reading

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How to Eat Healthy

While I hadn’t really noticed this before, I have lately begun to suspect that there is a vast conspiracy out there to make people fat. It seems I have been so busy watching the diet industry that I paid little … Continue reading

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