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Apple Butter Cake

Apple Butter Cake

Now I know everyone rushed out and made Apple Butter after last week’s post so I thought I would give you something to make with your Apple Butter in this recipe for Apple Butter Cake.  I mentioned that my grandma loved her apple butter.  She lived to be 94 years old but today would have […]

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Cola Cake

Cola Cake

Olivia needed a photo from me from my past for a writing assignment so I flipped open an old album to this gem. I remember taking the photo but I need a little help remembering the backstory of this evening. Dorothy and Nancy, if you are reading the blog today, do you remember this? In […]

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Bean Soup

Bean Soup and Tangerine Quick Bread

I’m still working on the t-shirt quilt although it is coming along nicely.I have cut 45 rectangles and now I am sewing them together.  Next is the batting and the backing.  Davis and Olivia get home for their Spring Break this Friday so I hope to be finished by then if not much sooner.

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Banana Master

Banana Master

I am the Banana Master.  I eat one every day for breakfast on my whole wheat toast spread with almond butter and blackberry jam.  But I don’t eat just any old banana.  I eat a perfectly ripened banana each and every morning. How can that be possible? Bananas are seemingly only ripe for a split second […]

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Red Velvet Pound Cake

Red Velvet Pound Cake

When I plan a menu for the holidays I like to include some old favorites and some new recipes we have never tried before.  The problem with this personal policy is that sometimes the new recipes don’t always turn out so well and a big family meal is not the time to discover that it wasn’t such a […]

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Upside Down Cranberry Apple Johnnycake

Upside Down Cranberry Apple Johnnycake

Unfortunately, I missed a Westside Women’s luncheon Saturday but I got two kids happily off to college and my school year is underway, too.  Things are settling in.  Hopefully you will find me back at my blog a little more regularly now that the Back-to-School rush is done. I still had a few lingering tomatoes from my […]

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Test Kitchen

Test Kitchen

I played test kitchen today with two new recipes from a Taste of Home Brunch Cookbook.  I altered the egg recipe a bit but made the raspberry coffee cake as printed.  Both turned out great. Chupa is sniffing out something yummy!   We ate by the fire and enjoyed egg strudels, hushpuppies, fruit, sausage and […]

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Anna Lee

Anna Lee

My great grandmother was born 131 years ago on April 17th.  I was fortunate to have spent lots of time with her growing up and I have many memories of her. This is her wedding picture from 1902.  One source says she was married in 1901 but suffice it to say, she was a young bride by today’s […]

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Happy Birthday!

Happy Birthday!

Today is my mom’s birthday. Here she is as a pretty blue-eyed baby. She was born in northeast Ohio in a rural farming area.  She enjoyed a country lifestyle of fresh air, fresh food, and lots of friends and family in the vicinity.  We are a lot more spread out geographically now but we still […]

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Gingerbread

Gingerbread

I have a cookbook from my great grandmother and this is one of the recipes in it.  I started making it when Olivia was little and as it happened it was also featured in the Atlanta Journal-Constitution cooking section when she was a baby.  Since it’s Christmas I thought I’d share it with you. In […]

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