Pork and Peppers

Pork Chops And Bell Peppers

When I was growing up, our family ate lots of pork. Though we never raised pigs, Mom and Dad watched for bargains at the butcher shops and grocery stores and sometimes bought half a hog from a farmer in the late fall. Dad would use his meat saw and butcher knife to cut the side…
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Wheat-and-rye-bread

Buttermilk Wheat And Rye Bread

When my father built our house north of Hayward, he hired a carpenter to build the kitchen cabinets. My mother told him what she needed in her kitchen. Her specifications included a flour bin large enough to hold twenty-five pounds of flour, a scoop and flour sifter. The bin was wedge shaped and pivoted on…
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Two small loaves, perfect as gifts.

Helen’s Orange Fruitcake

When Pearl told me about this recipe, I was a little skeptical: Orange slice candy in a cake? You may ask yourself the same question, but after making and eating this version of a holiday fruitcake, I am happy to recommend it. I still prefer my Four In One Fruitcake, but Helen’s Orange Fruitcake is…
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An Oriental Snack Mix Kit

A couple of years ago, Jerri and I agreed that it was time to begin downsizing our household, so we select things to take to the barn at the Heritage Center where they will find a new owner. For us, downsizing means not giving each other Christmas gifts that, while they may be nice, are…
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Jazzed Up Pizza

Baby Sitting And Jazzed Up Pizza

Everything was wonderful until 8:30 PM. Jerri and I jazzed up a frozen pizza, played with our baby grandson, changed a couple of wet diapers and all three of us had lots of fun. Our grandson started crawling ten days ago, and his progress has been remarkable. He can already climb the step up from…
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