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Messy Kitchen 0

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Some say, “A Messy Kitchen is a Sign of Happiness.” Yeah, well that wouldn’t be ME. In my house, a messy kitchen makes the cook nervous. “Did the raw chicken touch that cutting board?” “Did you wash that knife . . . or did I wash that knife? I think I’ll wash...

Wilma's Scalloped Potatoes 0

Wilma’s Scalloped Potatoes with Ham

Wilma Schmidt, Dwaine’s mother, passed this recipe on to him in her own handwriting.  I’ve updated it a bit and am now passing it along to you. Wilma lived into her 90s, and she passed along many recipes from her days as a farm wife.  Raised during the Great Depression, the recipes...

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High Altitude Chocolate Cake Recipe

Baking chocolate cake at high altitude is one of the greater challenges in a baker’s life. Chocolate cakes tend to take more sugar, and sugar plus high altitude is a problem.  You can overcome this problem with trial and error, or you can use a tried-and-true recipe that will produce a moist,...

High Altitude Yellow Cake 0

High-Altitude Yellow Cake Recipe

A very simple yellow loaf cake designed especially for high altitude. Moist, flavorful and easy to make, you can try it with the kids.  I’ve included regular, 5000 ft. and 7000 ft. versions For 5000 feet altitude: Print Recipe High Altitude Yellow Loaf Cake This is a very old recipe for a...

Raspberry Thumbprint Cookies 0

Raspberry Thumbprint Cookies

Dwaine and I make our own black raspberry jam.  He learned how from his mom back on the farm, where they would grow black raspberries every year, harvesting them in long-sleeve flannel shirts to keep from getting sliced to ribbons on the thorns.  The family finally convinced her to submit her jam...