Monthly Archives: December 2011

Lori’s Bean Dip

Okay, we made it through Christmas with quite a few entries on the plus side of the ledger.  We shared a Christmas Eve worship service, celebrated the holiday with friends and family, gave and received some neat gifts, enjoyed a … Continue reading

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Grandma Hopp’s Gingerbread Cookies

When Grandpa Hopp, my mother’s father, bought Grandma a new gas kitchen range, she was excited and happy to think of how much better it would be than the old wood stove it replaced.  In the summer especially, it would … Continue reading

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Patsy’s Chicken Soup

My sister makes a wonderful chicken soup that you should include on your menu during cold weather.  It is a perfect example of how to make a soup.  When she sent me the recipe, she noted the following:  “I really … Continue reading

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Grandma Rang’s Date Cookies

Families have different ways of celebrating Advent.  When I was growing up, one way we celebrated was by getting a Christmas tree.  Finding the tree was a man’s job, so each year Dad and I would head into the woods … Continue reading

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