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Thursdays Are For Cooking

| June 4, 2020 | 18 Comments
Thursdays Are For Cooking

Again from the 1952-1960 Better Homes & Gardens cookbook comes this holiday treat, although I’ve always thought it was good any time of the year from early Autumn into early Summer.  Frankly, it’s good any time of year, but when my Dad made it, he always started in the early Autumn. Fall Flying Time may […]

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Another Resource for the Pantry

| May 30, 2020 | 24 Comments
Another Resource for the Pantry

After that lengthy discussion on why cornbread should not have sugar in it, I went hunting for the reasons behind not putting sugar into cornbread batter. The author of the article below is as serious about his food as are all of the rest of us. This Real Southern Cornbread recipe comes from Serious Eats. […]

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Friday’s Recipe

| May 29, 2020 | 21 Comments
Friday’s Recipe

Baked Beans While still looking for that spare time I have to throw a weekly Friday Recipe together, I decided to follow Ex’s lead from yesterday and provide a side, namely Baked Beans. Can’t have a respectable East coast cook-out without them, and there are several ways to attack the critter. I’m going for easy […]

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Thursdays Are For Cooking….

| May 28, 2020 | 10 Comments
Thursdays Are For Cooking….

This comes to us from Feast and Farm (link below): the traditional southern recipe for a chilled summer salad that is filling and nearly a full meal in itself. Be prepared to make a lot of it. Since it does best in a glass bowl, that is where you start. If you don’t have one, […]

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The Demand for Biscuits Is Met

| May 26, 2020 | 32 Comments
The Demand for Biscuits Is Met

  Baking Powder Biscuits from 1953 Ingredients: 2 cups of sifted all-purpose flour 3 teaspoons of baking powder ½ teaspoon of salt ¼ cup of shortening** 2/3 to ¾ cup of milk **NOTE: the recipe calls for ¼ cup shortening, but my Dad wrote in ½ cup. I suggest making one small batch both ways […]

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Friday’s Recipe

| May 22, 2020 | 6 Comments
Friday’s Recipe

Steak Fajitas Classic Tex Mex, fajitas are typically made with marinated and then grilled flank or skirt steak with onions and bell peppers, and served sizzling hot on fresh tortillas with guacamole, sour cream, and salsa. You can make fajitas with steak or chicken, or even just veg. Here’s a quick and easy recipe for […]

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Thursdays Are For Cooking

| May 21, 2020 | 29 Comments
Thursdays Are For Cooking

  I sent this off to AW1Ed. His response:  Looks good to me. Slow Cooker Mongolian Beef This one comes from Betty Crocker’s kitchen, updated December 9, 2019. Prep time: about 25 MIN Total including cooking: 8 HR 55 MIN Servings: 6 Here’s something that should make every home cook happy: There’s tons of flavor […]

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It’s Still Chilly Enough for Pancakes

| May 18, 2020 | 26 Comments
It’s Still Chilly Enough for Pancakes

As much as I love pancakes, my curiosity was awakened some time back when I found my mother’s 1952 Better Homes & Gardens cookbook in a box of old books. Comparing that to my more modern version, which I bought in 2009, I found a slight difference in ingredients, but not a lot. (No, I’m […]

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