Cranberry Crisp

A Lost Recipe—Apple Cranberry Crisp

I’m not sure, but my guess is that professional chefs never lose recipes, which is one reason I know that I will never be or even aspire to be a professional cook. I confess to losing, or at least misplacing, at least one recipe a year. For instance, there was the great Hot Fudge Sauce…
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Joyce’s Snickerdoodles

You’re walking in a Mall when suddenly you feel hungry. A dozen steps later you stop in front of the store whose name combines cinnamon with a misspelled word for a small sweet roll. The smell of cinnamon has sent a message to your brain which says, “Time for something tasty, time for something good,…
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Lazy Daisy Oatmeal Cake

Mrs. Elwick’s Lazy Daisy Oatmeal Cake

Shortly after I was born, my parents moved into an apartment in Hayward, but within a year they had bought a house on the east side of the city along Highway 77. They both wanted a place of their own with room for a garden, a garage and a fenced front yard where their firstborn…
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Jerri’s Pumpkin Nut Cookies

Halloween trick or treating can be a lot of fun. Mothers and fathers know it, even though they may not be the ones greeting folks at their doors with shouts of “Trick or treat!!” Even a shy three-year old Tinkerbell or Dracula soon starts running up sidewalks and holding out a plastic pumpkin or paper…
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Jim’s Raw Apple Bread

Kahil Gibran’s masterpiece, The Prophet, is a book that draws me back every few weeks. It is a poetic work of philosophy, much like another of my favorites, Ecclesiastes, in the Old Testament. The book is structured as a series of requests asked of the prophet by the people of the city when they learn…
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