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What We Ate In the ’70s

Do you remember this old cookbook? Maybe you or your mom had it around your house in the 1970’s.  It was bound with metal rings, and it had nice color pictures on slick, thick paper: My mama had this book.  Its cover is the color of Campbell’s Tomato Soup! I love that! I always admired… Continue reading What We Ate In the ’70s

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Butter in my cookies, butter in my potatoes, butter on my page!

I found a poem to share with you about butter.  Yes, butter! The author recalls the presence of butter in the food in her family’s kitchen as she grew up. I like to cook with butter, too, as it has such a smooth texture and luscious flavor, and makes baked goods more tender.  Butter is… Continue reading Butter in my cookies, butter in my potatoes, butter on my page!

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Beech Trees and Peanut Butter Cookies

Generations~ You are like the stem Of a young beech-tree, Straight and swaying, Breaking out in golden leaves. Your walk is like the blowing of a beech-tree On a hill. Your voice is like leaves Softly struck upon by a South wind. Your shadow is no shadow, but a scattered sunshine; And at night you… Continue reading Beech Trees and Peanut Butter Cookies

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Creamy, incredible macaroni and cheese

I realize that calling macaroni and cheese “incredible” might seem like hyperbole, but I was really craving some of this cheesy pasta, and when I tasted this tonight, I was ecstatic! It was everything I was hoping for: creamy, cheesy, a bit crusty on top, with a nice zingy flavor, due to the dry mustard… Continue reading Creamy, incredible macaroni and cheese

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Looking for a high-protein, easy lunch?

All this talk of Independence Day picnics and fun, summery food makes me want to eat things that are cold and fresh and maybe just a tad healthier than things like the Whoopie Pies I made for my boys a couple of days ago.  I had promised them I’d make that special treat for them… Continue reading Looking for a high-protein, easy lunch?