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What a Little Loaf of Bread Can Do

There is just something about interacting with the curious mind of a child that sets my world smiling. This past weekend was full of a bushel basket of those smiles as our grandchildren, Little Missy , age 4-1/2, and Little Sir, age 2-1/2, spent an afternoon and overnight with us. The little eyes and minds […]

For Love of Butter

BUTTER! BUTTER! BUTTER! There’s no flavor like it for cookie baking and beyond! Substituting margarine for butter in a recipe that calls for shortening is like kissing your cousin. It works, but the real thing is so much more satisfying and produces far more exciting results! Using butter takes a baked product from bland to […]

It All Began with a Hand-Held Mixer

For decades, my only mixer was the one I had purchased after college graduation prior to setting up housekeeping in my little efficiency apartment in the city. Remember the decorating era of avocado green and harvest gold? Those 2 colors decorated the homes of millions in the decade of the 1970s. Not only did carpet […]

A Lasting Impact…

Have you ever had a teacher whose positive impact on your life is still felt by you many, many years later? Mrs. Arntz was just that teacher for me. She was my teacher for my first 4 years of public schooling which began in the 4-room school on the north side of the little village […]

Pucker-Me-Sweet White Chocolate Cheesecake Recipe

I was visiting with a sweet friend today about “The Adventures of Miss NiNi’s Fine Desserts.” She reminded me about a raspberry cheesecake recipe of mine that had been in our local newspaper a couple of years ago. She said that she had made it for their Christmas meal, and it had been absolutely perfect! […]

The Sweetness of the Sour Lemon!

LEMON: That refreshing fragrance of spring and summer, that flavor that brightens and complements the most mundane, the simple beauty that speaks of its humble, recognizable form. A bowl full of lemons gracing a table or counter displays a cheery, welcoming sign to any room. Ohh, the sweetness of the sour lemon! Now that’s a […]