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Mrs. Magary's Spice Cake

When my grandparents were first married, they lived in a small log cabin on the top of a hill, looking over a pond.  They had nothing, but they were happy.   1,157 more words

Raspberry Pie - A Bonus Recipe

I have been making this recipe for berry pie for years.  Like the zucchini bread recipe, this one is my mom’s recipe, not my grandma’s.  231 more words

Butterscotch Pie

Since my husband found out he’s not allowed to eat chocolate, desserts have become a real challenge, or shall I say disappointment, at my house.  In my opinion, all desserts should involve chocolate in some way, to make them worthy of eating.   561 more words

Elmer Smead's Graham Bread

When I first found this recipe for Graham Bread, I was interested in two things.  First, who is Elmer Smead?  Second, what is graham flour? 591 more words

Chocolate as Medicine

“Chocolate is a divine, celestial drink, the sweat of the stars, the vital seed, divine nectar, the drink of the gods, panacea and universal medicine.” – Geronimo Piperni, quoted by Antonio Lavedán, Spanish army surgeon,1796… 487 more words

Provident Living

Peanut Butter Balls

Is there a better combination than peanut butter and chocolate?  I doubt it. Even being a not so huge chocolate or peanut butter fan, there’s something about peanut butter and chocolate together. 619 more words


Ice Box Cookies

I made a lot of cookies growing up.  My dad often mentioned Ice Box Cookies, but for some reason, I don’t remember ever making them.  I suppose I thought they must be difficult to make since they were something my grandmother made.  515 more words