Archive for the ‘Recipes’ Category


Potato Salad

I would love to give credit to the person who wrote this, but I have no clue.  I saw it years ago on a friend’s refrigerator.  Loved it and never forgot it.  It was a list of guidelines for mothers-in-law.  They were sweet little practical things… and then the finale… “Always remember, there is more […]

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Buttermilk Ice Cream

I’ve made my first batch of the season.  If you’re new to my weblog, you may not realize that I absolutely love home-made ice cream.  And I love experimenting with flavors. This was my favorite last summer, and although I’ve already shared this recipe, it’s a bit hard to find.  So… here it is again […]

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Chocolate Pudding Cookies

While I was searching through my dessert recipes to find the Strawberry Banana Cake, I ran across the Cooke Bake-Off recipes from Portales Junior High.  It was March 25, 1976.  What fun to see the names of my classmates along with their recipes… Sue, Ray, Greg, Debbie, Penny, Maria…  We were happy little bakers. What […]

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Strawberry Banana Cake

What a happy springtime cake.  Oh you can bet… memories attached! When I was in the 7th grade, I made some Double Chocolate Pudding Cookies for the cookie bake-off, earning myself a spot in the cake bake-off.  The cake bake-off didn’t go so well. I had practiced this cake and had it down to perfection.  […]

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Corn Flake Candy

This is such a fun and simple candy recipe.  It’s not fancy, but it sure is delicious! Corn Flake Candy 1/2 Cup Karo 1/4 Cup Sugar Combine these in a saucepan, bring to a boil, then RIGHT AWAY stir in 1/3 Cup Peanut Butter Stir and remove from heat now!   Stir in 2 Cups Corn […]

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Gingersnaps

I’ve never made these cookies.  They’re incredibly good.  Incredibly!!  So… why, you ask, wouldn’t I bake them?  Because I’m spoiled rotten.  That’s why!  My mom loves to bake these cookies, and all through the winter months we’re treated to them! Mmmmm!  Give them a try! Gingersnap Cookies Preheat oven to 375 ¾ Cup Oil 1 […]

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Strawberry Dumplings

How do you go about finding your favorite old recipes?  I love my method!  I love being organized, but I also love my nostalgic memorabilia… so the two are combined.  I’ve got separate folders for breads, desserts, meat dishes…  And then inside my folders are wonderful pieces of paper, all shapes and sizes, written out […]

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Kim’s Pear Lime Preserves

The real title to this should be “Kim’s County Fair Blue Ribbon Pear Lime Preserves”!  In her Portales days, she won a set of canning jars from the Roosevelt County Fair with this delicious recipe.  And when my sister moved off to the big city in Texas, she won a blue ribbon and was next […]

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Ice Cream Ingredients

Sometimes this memory thing just cracks me up.  I’ve just made a grocery run to pick up the ingredients for all the ice cream I’m going to make this week.  As I was putting everything away… somehow… it seemed a little odd to be putting the cherry Jello in the pantry.  Well, for pity’s sake!  […]

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Tart Cherry Ice Cream

If these had been the kinds of experiments we had conducted in high school, I might have loved science.  Yes, I have continued on with my ice cream recipe experimentation, and it has been mighty delightful.  Since I love the tart flavors of sour cream and buttermilk so much, I’ve sure had fun coming up […]

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Raspberry Cheesecake Ice Cream

Oh my goodness!  Oh my goodness!  Oh my goodness!  This may be the best.  The absolute best! You know by now that I can’t follow a recipe.  Today I have used the basic buttermilk ice cream recipe, but made it work with what was in the fridge.  We’ve had parties going on here, served up […]

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Name That Cream

It has been grueling work.  I have sacrificed my time and energy.  I do it for my fellow man.  It’s the kind of person I am.  I have perfected my new ice cream recipe.  Several have helped with the tasting, and I’m eternally grateful. I got this idea to use buttermilk since I had some […]

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