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Easy Chicken and Soba Noodle Salad for Lazy Summer Weekends

Here is a great soba noodle salad for hot summer days when you don’t want to cook.

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Deliciously Nostalgic Recipe Browsing

Looking for some great recipes? Let me tell you about what’s available in Milwaukee!

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Farm Journal Vegetable Recipes

It’s time for Farmer’s Markets and fresh summer produce to enjoy!

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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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The Country Fair Cookbook

The American Tradition of Country Fairs

Just hearing the words “country fairs” brings up visions of pies, cakes, canned goods, and homemade breads all lined up for viewing and judging.   One of my earliest ventures in competitive cooking started with our local fair over thirty years ago.  I would get up on those hot July mornings and bake for a couple of […]

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The Real “Power Ball” Winner

Feeling sad that you didn’t win the $600 million in the lottery?  No worries!  I have a delicious “Power Ball” to make you feel better. These delectable little bites of goodness have all kinds of healthy ingredients.  Toasted oatmeal, three kinds of seeds, nuts, organic almond butter, honey, maple syrup, dried fruits, and a hint of cinnamon.  […]

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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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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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