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Ginger cookies on wedding plate

Simple, Crispy Christmas Cookies

Merry Christmas, everyone! Here are a couple of our family favorites.

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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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Happy Birthday to my Mom!

A beautiful Happy Birthday rose for my beautiful mom!

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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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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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