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Apr. 21, 2012 3:46 am 
Updated: Apr. 22, 2012 5:11 am
One of the recipes in this book wasDelta Corn Pancakes. These havevegetables in them. My family reallyenjoyed these! We think theywill be great for serving to overnightguests when we serve breakfast!This is the book we will discuss today! Did you enjoy the mystery? How do you like her… MORE
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Apr. 7, 2012 11:57 am 
Updated: Apr. 9, 2012 12:48 pm
Before talking about Extreme Weather, I would like you to go to the video where Bonnie Schneider described her book.  She mentioned the survivor's stories, the formation of bad weather conditions, the things you should know about that particular weather situation, and most importantly, steps… MORE
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Mar. 30, 2012 10:07 am 
Updated: Mar. 31, 2012 8:40 am
Folding napkins can be fin!  This is not on our reading list, but I thought you might be inspired to set a table with some pretty napkins!A swan gliding on a plate for aninvitation to a scrumptious meal! Folding paper napkins can give a nice look that can't always beachieved with a cloth… MORE
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Mar. 23, 2012 6:16 pm 
Updated: Mar. 26, 2012 8:40 am
These books describe obtaining locally grown food.  What could be closer than the place you live? To make sprouts, start by putting  1 T of small seeds, such as the zesty sprouting mix in a quart jar.  Add water to cover the seeds.  I put in about an inch of water.  Let that sit for 4-8 hours,… MORE
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Mar. 9, 2012 10:11 pm 
Updated: Mar. 16, 2012 8:21 am
Heat did not have any recipes, but the book was about a man learning to cook.In his section of learning to make pasta, I saw several things I thought were interesting. One description talked about ravioli filled with beets and spinach. I decided to make a beet and beet greens filling. These… MORE
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Mar. 6, 2012 6:28 pm 
Updated: Mar. 7, 2012 3:31 pm
In some way, these books deal with food.  Some include recipes, others inspire you to create recipes with the food you read about.  One book suggests what food/beverages to have on hand in the event of severe weather.  A blog will be available for your comments on the Saturday of our… MORE
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Feb. 25, 2012 2:05 am 
Updated: Feb. 26, 2012 9:54 am
This is the selection for Saturday, February 25, 2012.This is the book to be discussed on February 25, 2012. Some of us were inspired to try out the recipes. Others tried out a tweaked version of a recipe. Some of us just read the book. All are welcome to come and let us know what they thought… MORE
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Feb. 10, 2012 9:45 pm 
Updated: Feb. 12, 2012 2:12 pm
A Tea Shop Mystery I had wanted to make Caramel Scones, which were talked about several times in the story, but there was not a recipe for them in the book. I was not satisfied with the ones I found on line. At that point, I decided to make my own recipe of Peanut Butter Scones.Peanut Butter… MORE
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Feb. 5, 2012 4:11 pm 
Updated: Feb. 23, 2012 4:31 am
AR Book Club is available to anyone.  Our next discussion will be on Saturday, February 11.  Cook up some of the recipes, read the book or do both!  Here is the line up:Scones and Bones by Laura Childs is the book we will discuss on Saturday, February 11.Devil's Food Cake Murder by Joanne Fluke… MORE
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Jan. 31, 2012 4:50 pm 
Updated: Feb. 4, 2012 3:04 pm
Scones and Bones by Laura Childs is our book up for discussion on February 11. We will have an open discussion all day for your comments about the book, the recipes or both.    If you try any of the recipes, I could post your photos of them!.Devil's Food Cake Murder by Joanne Fluke will be the… MORE
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Married and mother
My favorite things to cook
New England style food--vegetarian baked beans and brown bread. For Christmas, we need Kringla, and rosemary fudge. Valentine's Day isn't the same without cinnamon hearts, clove hearts, and peppermint hearts (these are all cream cheese mints). For Thanksgiving we use my great grandmother's plum pudding recipe to make figgy pudding.
My favorite family cooking traditions
Between Thanksgiving and Christmas, for each batch of cookies that are baked, 1/2 dozen go into the freezer. On Christmas, we assemble all the 1/2 dozens on a platter. It's a wonderful variety! The kids want 2 dozen of each kind of candy saved!
My cooking triumphs
New recipes! We've (the family) all won at state fairs. We love to come up with new ideas, then experiment!
My cooking tragedies
When I was called to the hospital because of a family emergency, I forgot to turn off the stove while cooking chicken. I returned home to a house that smelled awful! That was just a little while before overnight guests arrived! Another time, when I was canning sweet pickles, I had 7 quarts of hot sticky pickles in glass jars come crashing to the floor. Talk about a mess!
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