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Artist, African hand drum student, yoga neophyte, and Grandmother of 22 or so grandchildren. I enjoy cooking and writing. I value good friends and quiet times for reading.

Whole Wheat Bread Failure

“If at first you don’t succeed …” First, I’d like to tell you about the recipe blogs that I don’t like.  It’s blogs with a million pictures and stories about the family and the family pets and the color of the sky.  However, what I want is the recipe.  Yes, your kids are probably cute…

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Potassium Broth

“If you don’t take care of your body, where are you going to live?” Have you ever done a vision board, aka a life treasure map?  Mostly I do them accidentally, as we all do.  You see, it’s our thoughts that create the world we live in.  I could go into this at great length…

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Disguised Butternut Squash

“If it walks like a duck, it could be my friend, Larry.” There are certain foods that I know are good for me.  However, because variety is the spice of life, and also a magazine, I don’t like eating the good-for-me foods prepared in the same old way.  Additionally, I don’t like foods that are…

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Autumn Bread Pudding Re-Do

“To err is human, but it takes technology to really screw things up.” It’s really nice to find a recipe that’s easy, delicious, and foolproof.  That’s when it’s best to try making it in you very own kitchen.  Take the Autumn Bread Pudding, which I enjoyed at my friend’s house.  In fact, I enjoyed it…

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Autumn Bread Pudding

“It’s your life, but only if you make it so.” The thing I like about this recipe is the ease.  I also like the taste.  But best of all, I like the fact that this dish can be prepared the day before and then simply popped into the oven an hour before you and your…

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Cooking With Grandma Pat

The quickest way to a man’s heart is through his stomach, unless you’re a surgeon. Last night I visited with my son and his wife and eight of their twelve children.  That’s a story in itself.  My daughter-in-law, who fears I might become infirm and foisted upon them in the future, told me I should…

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