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Kristina at 2013 James Beard Awards

Happy Birthday To My Firstborn!

Happy Birthday to my beautiful girl!

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Oprah rose close-up

Happy Birthday to my Mom!

A beautiful Happy Birthday rose for my beautiful mom!

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kara

Happy Birthday to my Baby!

My youngest isn’t really a baby anymore, but she will always be my sweet little girl…

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Raspberry Bake whole 3

Coffee and a Raspberry Cake

I wasn’t going to post something today, but I decided to do something sweet for my husband.  As I was coming down the stairs to the kitchen, I heard him scramble up from his chair.  When he saw me, he gave me a big smile and his usual loving greeting, then went upstairs to do […]

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Strawberry Poke Cake

Happy Birthday to My Hubby!

My husband Bill’s birthday was Friday and I’m a little late getting this post up.  Bill claims the 5th of July is the best birthday because all the fireworks are just the beginning of a birthday celebration the next day.  Everyone is in a festive and happy mood and there’s lots of good food.  I never know what […]

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Bread vintage bowls with yeast jar

Toto, I Don’t Think We’re in Kansas Anymore… but we will be!

I have an exciting couple of weeks ahead!  I’ll be leaving this week for Kansas (hopefully no tornadoes or wicked witches) where I am meeting up with my daughter Kristina for the National Festival of Breads, a cooking contest sponsored by the Kansas Wheat Commission, King Arthur Flour, and Fleishmann’s Yeast.  Kristina, owner of Cooking Contest Central, was […]

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Aunt Ann Blueberry Boy Bait on marble

Retro Recipe Week, Day Three

Blueberry “Boy Bait.”  How’s that for a recipe title?  I think only in 1954 could one get away with a name like that.  The recipe won $2,000 at the 5th Pillsbury Bake-Off by a teen-age girl from Chicago, who said she made it often for her friends, assuming at least one was a boy she […]

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Aunt Ann Oatmeal Cookies 1

Retro Recipe Week, Day Two

It’s retro recipe week!  Check out the blog from yesterday for the 1950’s porcupine meatballs, one of my husband Bill’s favorites.  Besides anything with meat, his next choice would be a cookie.  Bill is the original cookie monster.  In the family recipe box where I found the meatball recipe was an old-fashioned oatmeal cookie using lard, which I like […]

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