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  another post following the theme that it is still Winter ish here. I am now going to say it is almost Spring. I just noticed yesterday that there is water right next to our retaining wall. That is serious cause for celebration!!! But there is still an awful lot of frozen lake out there. [...]

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grand raspberry trifle

by rae on December 31, 2013

  Just finished making this for a party. It is always a hit. It is tasty and pretty too. It is a Martha Stewart recipe. And can be found here. It says it takes only 20 minutes and I find it takes a bit longer to assemble. I use Sara Lee Pound Cake. If you [...]

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rhubarb pie and kitcam

by rae on June 27, 2013

  Rhubarb pie. In fact I made 2 because we had company and it was enjoyed by all. And it was as good as it looks. Not really being a baker it did take me all morning. But it was well worth it. Picture was taken with the iPhone app Kitcam. There you can mix [...]

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no fuss potato soup

by rae on April 17, 2013

this recipe originally comes from my friend Chris. I modified it a little. It was a nice hearty little soup for a gray, rainy day. 6 c peeled, diced potatoes 5 c water 2 c diced onions 1/2 c chopped carrots 1/4 c butter 4 cubes chicken bouillon 1/2 t salt 1/2 t pepper 12 [...]

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easy spinach pie

by rae on April 1, 2013

  my friend Justine tells me I should post more recipes, so here goes. This one is from my friend Nita. I made it a couple weeks ago and took it to Chicago as part of brunch when the kids were moving into their new house. It was a hit. Next time I am going [...]

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Mom’s boiled frosting

by rae on January 4, 2013

this frosting on an angel food cake is the taste of my childhood. I just recently found this recipe again. A bonus is that it is in my Mom’s handwriting. I assume Spry is a lard. I doubled the amount of the butter. I don’t use lard and didn’t want to buy it for 2T. [...]

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  An enjoyable read. I really bought this book as a gift but now I am going to keep it. Molly is a freelance food writer, blogger at Orangette and podcaster at Spilled Milk. She also has a love of Paris. I assume this book is a compilation of some of her blog posts and [...]

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Yum, this is my birthday cake. John makes it from scratch for me for my. It is a yearly event! Carrot Cake – makes 12 to 15 servings 1 ½ cups vegetable oil 2 cups sugar 3 eggs 2 teaspoons vanilla extract 2 cups flour 2 teaspoons ground cinnamon 2 teaspoons salt 2 teaspoons baking [...]

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mike’s baked apples

by rae on January 5, 2012

Here is a recipe that makes the house smell like the holidays! Baked Apples This was a new recipe this year. We had ham for Christmas dinner and this was a nice accompaniment. 4-6 Granny Smith baking apples 1/2 C raisins 1/2 C  dates 1 C  cranberries 1 C  brown sugar 1 C  boiling water [...]

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julie’s sweet potatoes

by rae on January 4, 2012

Best holiday sweet potatoes ever! Coconut-Crumble Sweet Potato Casserole 2 eggs 3 c cooked mashed sweet potatoes 1/2 c granulated sugar 1/4 c sweetened condensed milk 2/3 c butter – divided 1 t vanilla extract 1 c flaked coconut 1 c dark brown sugar 1/3 c flour Preheat oven to 350 degrees. Grease 8 inch [...]

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