Sarah’s Salmon Sauce

My best friend and his wife at the University of Virginia had a baby daughter who has grown up to be a talented writer and the patient wife of a diplomat who travels the world, as well as a devoted mother and good cook. Like my wife, Sarah believes in the “make do” school of…
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Carrot Cake Supreme

Last summer when I asked my wife what she would like for her birthday, I assumed that she would suggest something simple, like finding her an autographed copy of the latest Joyce Carol Oates novel or an inexpensive dinner at some four star restaurant in Chicago or New Orleans.  Instead, she smiled and said, “Carrot…
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Rotini Bean Salad

This salad began with a recipe I found years ago on a plastic bag of some really good Hodgson Mill vegetable rotini.  Our first taste suggested the need for adjustments, but we liked the combination of beans, peppers and pasta, so I persevered.  After three or four variations I settled on the recipe below. Like…
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Candied Dill Strips

Like most country kids, I was in a 4-H club.  Ours was called the Busy Beavers, and we met at Mrs. Carlson’s, about a ten minute bike ride from my home.  I became the club secretary and dutifully submitted a short news item to The Sawyer County Record after every meeting. The meetings did not…
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Susanne’s Asparagus-Ham Roll-ups

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