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Pie Contest Table Topper--Mini-Quilt

In the 1990s, I did a large painting of our county fair pie contest.

I took a picture of this painting and printed it on… 234 more words


It's County Fair Time in my July Kitchen.

County fairs were the major source of summer entertainment throughout my childhood in the 1930-40s era and we went to as many fairs as we could manage on my father’s salary and his gas ration points during World War II.  266 more words


Pause and Remember - 12/2/2011

On Friday, I pause and remember a single, wordless moment from the past week – inspired by The Warden’s Log.

I wasn’t going to buy another building to add to my crowded village, but who could resist a barn with horses looking out?


Spicy Bread and Butter Pickles

I first made these pickles on September 21, 1985, and thought they were good enough to take to the county fair in 1986.  I don’t believe they won a ribbon, but the family enjoyed them. 280 more words


Favorite Banana Cake

I found the recipe for this cake  in a magazine in 1986 and the cake became a family favorite.   I have a note in my recipe binder, “Excellent.  254 more words


Best Light Bread

Many of my childhood Thanksgivings were spent in my Grandma’s kitchen where she cooked a big family dinner on a woodburning stove.  I cook for my grandchildren now, gratefully using all the latest conveniences.  229 more words


Chocolate Chip Oatmeal Cookies

I first made these cookies in 1956 when I was the young mother of an infant boy and a toddler daughter.  They were very popular and I continued to make them over the years.  189 more words