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Aug 19

CRAZY DAYS OF SUMMER

With the end  of summer rapidly drawing near, my mind starts wandering back to the “Good Ole Days”. In my hometown of Stevens Point, Wisconsin our summer tradition was Crazy Days. What is Crazy Days? Well, if you ask my mom, it was crazy, but you ask any kid, preteen or teenager it was 3 days uptown that you …

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Aug 07

LUNCH ROOM SLOPPY JOES

We all remember our school lunches whether those memories are good or bad. I loved the school lunches and back in those days, they were actually cooked by real lunch ladies. For the first 6 years, I went to public school and all morning long you would get a wiff of warm baked bread, soups …

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Jul 04

FOURTH OF JULY MEMORIES

The 4th of July; parades, picnics, food, bands, speeches, food, carnivals, food….food? well of course food. When you think about it, what would any celebration be without food. Family favorites, grandma’s specialties, burgers, brats, hot dogs, chicken, ribs and brisket on the grill. Salads of every  flavor and texture, When I was a kid, we …

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Jun 18

RHUBARB CUSTARD CAKE

Spring and early summer bring a variety of seasonal fruits and one of my favorites is RHUBARB.  This tart, stalk fruit has the texture of celery and can  be turned into amazing deserts from pies to cakes to sauce for ice cream or bread pudding. Is RHUBARB a fruit? Technically it is a vegetable because it does not …

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May 16

REFRESHING LEMON ICE CREAM

I am an ice cream addict, but I’m also an ice cream purist. I hate junk in my ice cream and unfortunately 90% of it in the grocery stores has more stuff in it than that sweet, luscious frozen treat. Being that we live in an RV because of my husbands work, space is limited. …

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Apr 11

Apple Cobbler w/French Vanilla Ice Cream

We all have that fruit bowl sitting on the counter that has the apples that look a little lifeless. There is always one or two different kinds, Gala, Delicious, Jazz and the ever loved Granny Smith. Not enough of one to make anything with right? WRONG, who said you have to have one flavor of …

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Apr 09

Raspberry Pretzel Torte

Our family always had Easter breakfast after church. Grandma would have ham, fresh rolls, polish sausage and of course the eggs that we kids had so eloquently designed and dyed. It was a very simple meal and the polish sausage was my favorite part of it. It was unfortunately also my cousin Andrea’s favorite as …

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Feb 28

POTATO LEEK SOUP

LEEKS are in the onion family, but much milder. If I am going to be using raw onion in anything, I prefer to use the leeks because of the mildness. They are a bit pricey, but one bunch, which usually consists of 3 LEEKS is more than enough a good size kettle of soup. Cut …

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Feb 12

Grandma’s Pan Fried Chicken

When I think of my grandparents, very different memories come to mind of my grandmothers. My mom’s mom was younger than dad’s mom and very active. She was the one that got us out of the Saturday house cleaning by taking us to the rummage sales and ” errands ” She taught me how to …

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Feb 02

HAM SALAD

Getting ready for the big game? You can whip this HAM SALAD  up a couple of days in advance and have it chilling in the fridge, ready to pull out for that munching group that will invade your living room on game day To this day in my Mom and dad’s house there is always …

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