Category Archives: Food

The Elephant Cake

A sob erupted deep within and tears rolled down my cheeks. Not one to cry easily, my reaction to seeing the “with picture” elephant cake recipe caught me by surprise. Especially since I was looking for Christmas cookie ideas. Although … Continue reading

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The Challenge

He said it as a challenge rather than a command. I pondered his words. The challenge seemed simple, or was it? How hard could it be to

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Kids Say the Darndest Things

Some things never change. Decades ago Art Linkletter penned the book, Kids Say the Darndest Things, using quips from the children on his show, Art Linkletter’s House Party. And kids today still say the darndest things, as several tykes recently … Continue reading

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The In-law Cometh

She only came to help, to watch the grandkids for a few days while Son and Daughter-in-law (henceforth referred to as THEY or THEM) enjoyed a time away. She didn’t mean to mess up things, it just happened. It began … Continue reading

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Dump-It-In Hardtack

I first heard about hardtack as a child when reading stories of American pioneers. In my child’s mind I pictured these rugged pioneers bouncing along in their covered wagons, each one gnawing on their own rock-hard cracker the size of … Continue reading

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Dump-It-In Cooking

I’m a dump-it-in cook. And since opposites attract, Hubby is not. He follows a recipe exactly, down to the last grain of salt in a measured teaspoon. He even shaves off extra in a cup of flour with the flat … Continue reading

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