The Turk’s Pilaf

Dining at the Turk’s Inn was always a special event.   There were many fine supper clubs in the Hayward, Wisconsin area when I was in high school, but the Turk’s Inn was at or very near the top of the list.  It was the place you took your Prom date to, so you started…
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Pasta Salad

My mother loved macaroni salad.  Her friends did too.  I think that they got a lot of ideas from the Woman’s Day magazines they picked up at the A & P.  In any case, macaroni salad gave them an outlet for their creativity.  New varieties appeared like mushrooms after a warm rain at every church…
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Blueberry Pie

Berry picking was a regular summer weekend activity for my family when I was growing up. Most berry picking expeditions were fun, but there were times when we kids dreaded those hot afternoons on logging roads and in the woods, when the only breezes were fanned by deer flies and mosquitoes and the berries were…
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Plain Pie Crust

I wish that I could say that all my pie crusts turn out great.  Say it truthfully, that is.   Making great pie crusts seems to be more than measuring the ingredients exactly or mixing them properly.  I really think that great pie crusts result from some magical words spoken softly as the baker is…
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