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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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For Once, I’m a Fearful Dump-it-in Cook

My dump-it-in cooking tendencies totally disappeared when it came to making jerky for the very first time. When backpacking or day hiking, I don’t want a meal of partially raw, slightly spoiled meat. Experiencing a stomach ache, or worse, on the … 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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Sugar Snow

It snowed several inches…again…and this time on the first day of Spring. As I looked out the window and watched the snowflakes piling up, it reminded me of a story in Laura Ingalls Wilder’s book, Little House in the Big … Continue reading

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My Stone Soup

As a kid did you read the story of Stone Soup? It’s a folk tale about a town refusing to share its food with a hungry traveler. The traveler, being a quick-witted guy, unpacked his cooking pot and filled it … Continue reading

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