Snowdrifts And Chicken Gizzard Noodle Soup

When I think of winters when I was young, I think of snowdrifts. Our house was situated in a grove of jack pines along Phipps Road, but most of the land around us then was open to the winter winds. To the south across the road were fields extending nearly a mile and to the…
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Chocolate Chess Pie

On Saturday, September 14, 1822, twenty-eight subscribers raised $234 “for the support of an Episcopal Minister” in Lynchburg, Virginia, which led to the foundation of St. Paul’s Episcopal Church. It was not the first church in the town of Lynchburg. That honor goes to the Methodist Church, inspired by the preaching of Bishop Francis Asbury…
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Mom’s Split Pea Soup And Winter Memories

I remember that it was a Friday night. It was after eight and Dad was not home yet. Mom was worried. Heavy snow and blowing wind had been forecast on WCCO that morning, so she had given Dad a list of groceries to bring home. Our family usually went shopping in Hayward on Friday nights,…
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Norwegian Flat Bread

It’s not every church website that includes a bread recipe, but that was where my sister Patsy told me to look when I asked for the recipe for the Norwegian flat bread she shared with us one Sunday. I was intrigued. Almost every church I am familiar with has published a church cookbook at one…
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Hamburgers With Blue Cheese Dressing

It was the first day of school after Christmas vacation in Mrs. Johnson’s third grade class. Two little boys, one black and the other white, came running into the room wearing identical blue plaid shirts and big smiles. “Look, Mrs. Johnson,” said James, “We got the same shirt for Christmas!” “How are you going to…
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