Monthly Archives: July 2012

Couscous Salad

Our friends Wayne and Sondra introduced us to couscous many years ago on a snowy winter evening at the cabin.  Instead of peeling potatoes to accompany the fish poaching in her electric “salmon skillet,” Sondra brought some chicken broth to … Continue reading

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Toni’s OrIental Skillet

The year I planted five kinds of zucchini in the big garden we shared with our neighbor was also the year that we camped for a week on Kentucky Lake with our friends, Dave and Toni.  We had camped together … Continue reading

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Marinade for Steaks and Chops

“Now, I have to get up at 4 tomorrow morning, get dressed, have breakfast at 4:30, pick Pete and Harold up at 5 and be at Leroy’s by 5:30,” explained my father.  ”We have to be on our stands by 6.” My … Continue reading

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Etta’s Easy Cobbler

In 1949 my parents bought 76 acres about 4 miles north of Hayward.  The land was a quarter mile west of the Namekagon River.  They could have bought 80 acres on the river for the same price, but my mother … Continue reading

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Pasta With Summer Vegetables

I created this way to serve pasta as a flavorful side dish that goes well with many different main dishes. The ingredients below make 3 generous servings. INGREDIENTS: About 8 ounces pasta (rigatoni, penne rigate or fusilli) 2 – 3 … Continue reading

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Yellow Squash Casserole

I fell in love with squash when we lived in western Kentucky.  One year when our next door neighbor offered us space in her large garden in return for our help in tending it, I planted 24 different kinds of … Continue reading

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Angel Food Birthday Cake

My birthday cake came out of a box!  Sounds like the title of a horror film, and worst of all, it’s true. The  first birthday cakes I remember were ordinary yellow or white cakes with white frosting and candles.  Mom … Continue reading

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