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 boiling and stirred in a cup of what I thought was a kind of rice.…
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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 several times before but only for two or three days at a time.  We had…
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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 mother was a new bride determined to be the best wife in Hayward.  She sliced…
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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 was afraid that her children would drown playing in the river and my father liked…
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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 T olive oil 1 tsp. lemon juice 1/3 tsp. sugar 1/3 cup chopped tomato 1/3…
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