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Pimento Cheese for Labor Day Weekend

If you are looking for an easy snack this weekend, try some classic pimiento cheese served with fresh vegetables or on baguette slices.

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Dishing Up Maine

I had many dozens of state cookbooks and hardly any survived the flood, but this wonderful Maine book somehow made it through.

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Cooking with a Foreign Accent, 1952

Cooking with a Foreign Accent from Sunset books, offers some interesting recipes from 1952. See the “wine sticks” (biscotti) I made. Delicious!

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Glazed Ham Balls

Time to dig up an old ’50’s recipe from my card catalog in the Culinary Cellar using leftover ham. My grandma used to make these!

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Hot Cross Buns for Easter Baking

Hot Cross Buns are a traditional bread to make at Easter. Here is a recipe not only for the buns, but for a bread basket to place them in.

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Uglesich’s Restaurant Cookbook

Uglesich’s Restaurant was a legend in New Orleans, but the recipes are found in this wonderful cookbook. See what we made!

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Time for the Green Chicago River

If the Chicago River is green, then it’s time to celebrate St. Patrick’s Day when everyone is Irish!

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Oatmeal Raisin Cookies

My husband wanted some cookies to fill his favorite tin. How about soft and chewy oatmeal raisin?

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