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Apple Praline Cake

Has the season changed where you live?  Are the leaves falling, the days are cooler, and the nights are made for snuggling?  Today, September 30 is the FIRST day since early spring that I can remember the temperatures anything less than 80's and 90's!  Whew, I am so over summer.  A month ago I changed…

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What Is Your Dream?

What is your dream?  You know, that dream you have carried around with you for many years?  That dream that no one else knows about but surfaces in your daydreams from time to time? That dream that takes you back to your childhood. When my husband, Lee, (aka Chief, Chief Food Taste, Chief Culinary Consultant, Chief…

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MY NEW RECIPE INDEX and POST GALLERY

RECIPE INDEX Appetizers Beef When it comes to cooking and my life in the kitchen there is probably only one thing I like as much as getting a new kitchen tool or appliance and that is getting a new toy for this blog!  And my latest toy is newly developed software that allows me to have…

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Dishes In A Drawer

Sometimes really clever ideas come when you least expect it!  When visiting my friend Eileen in England this summer I asked if I could help set the table for dinner the first night we were there.  She said "sure, the dishes are in that drawer" pointing to a deep drawer under her stove top.  IN…

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How Do You Back Up Your Digital Photos?

This blog post has nothing to do with scriptures or food.  Yet again, it has everything to do with Scripture and Food for me! Huh? Two weeks ago I was uploading some recently taken photographs in order to complete my first blog post of the new year. It was during that process I received a…

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My Mother The Thief

Once upon a time this little girl Alice (on the right) starting stealing ... hearts that is.  Here she is posing with her older sister Mary. Little Alice with Esther and Arthur Rufer whose heart she stole when she was quite young.  With no children of their own they loved taking Alice to the circus…

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Happy Birthday Mom! 83 Years Young

February 8, 1931. A beautiful day indeed. The day my mother was born in Omaha, Nebraska. I wonder if her mother ever imagined how much joy and love this little girl would bring to so many people in her lifetime?  And today she is celebrating 83 years of life under the sun! After 83 birthdays…

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The Very Best All Purpose Cleaner

Since I am not cooking this week it is the perfect opportunity to share a recipe for something other than food! I have three wonderful cleaning tips to tell you about today.  They are't  food for the body or the soul.  So let’s just say this is an extra, free, no additional charge! Last December…

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While The Cats Away … Confessions Of A Sometimes Cook

So it seems I have just learned something new ....I cook for my husband. That's it. He is in New York and I'm not cooking.  Eating, yes.  Cooking, no. I told my sous-chef dish-washing mom that the refrigerator is loaded with left-overs, fresh vegetables and several packages of romaine lettuce.  So, when we want salad we will…

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Our Russian Dacha Visit on Kamchatka Peninsula

This is a photo of my darling chief culinary consultant and I while visiting Petropavlovsk, Russia in September. Petropavlousk is the only sizable city on Kamchatka Peninsula and home to over half the peninsula's population.  The 776 mile long KAMCHATKA PENINSULA, westward from Alaska between the Sea of Okhotsk and the Bering Sea, is often…

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Garlic Panini Bread

Hi friends!  This is just a quickie post to telly you about these wonderful garlic crisps I made recently.  I bought a loaf of sourdough bread to use in making Ham and Fig Grilled Cheese Sandwiches.  They were wonderful.  But I had bread left over.  I really like the crispness of the bread made from…

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Fried Green Tomatoes and Lotsa Mozzarella!

As summer and tomato season winds down, green tomatoes have a way of popping up.  Whether there are still a few green ones in your garden, or you find them at the farmers market, snatch them up!  Green tomatoes are loaded with flavor and can be fried or baked and turned into an exquisite snack…

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The Stretched Community: Unconditional Love

Today I have the honor of guest posting for Jon Stolpe  at jonstolpe.com. I have followed his blog for about a year now.  From the first moment I started reading his writing I was hooked.  Here is what Jon says about himself: "I’m The Stretched Blogger.  I’m a Christ-follower first and foremost, and I’m also…

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