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Entries from August 2009

Oatmeal Cookies, circa 1945

August 31st, 2009 · Comments Off

While not usually a proponent of vegetable shortening over butter when baking, sometimes you just gotta go with what you have. Plus during these current financial times, I really feel like a 40’s frugal housewife. This recipe is from the WWII-era when butter and sugar were rationed. I did modify it slightly by using a […]

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Tags: Desserts

Vegetarian Chili

August 24th, 2009 · Comments Off

While perusing the pantry looking for Sunday supper inspiration, I found a can of red kidney beans and a can of chickpeas. Not much to work with but it was something. Then I remembered the stewed tomatoes in the freezer from last tomato season… and the idea of chili took form. I looked online for […]

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Tags: Dinner


August 18th, 2009 · Comments Off

We have enjoyed a Sunday brunch – a fine brunch. An upstanding brunch. A brunch in which to take pride. This began when we found this cookbook at the library that was inspired by the English food the kids eat in Frances Hodgson Burnett’s The Secret Garden. One of the very easiest things to make […]

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Tags: Breads & Rolls


August 10th, 2009 · Comments Off

The junior kitchen family went camping in Kentucky recently and we had the ultimate camp food dessert: S’mores. This tried and true recipe that Kitchen Mom fondly remembered from Girl Scout camping trips was a new treat for the kids, and Kitchen Dad, who claims to be the expert camper but somehow survived four decades […]

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Tags: Desserts · Other fun