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Fast Fix Cupboard Chili

Winter days can be cold and stormy with treacherous, ice-covered roads. The last thing I want to do on such a day is leave my house. Better to stay inside by the fire and leave the roads to the snowplow and salt truck drivers. Before winter rears its ugly head or -- depending on your… Continue reading Fast Fix Cupboard Chili

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Grandma’s Best Hot Chocolate

Modern conveniences make busy lives easier. But when it comes to hot chocolate, modern conveniences have let us down. Today’s “just add hot water and stir” hot chocolate mixes do not taste nearly as good as the steaming cups of rich deliciousness that Grandma served to us after an afternoon of sledding or making angels… Continue reading Grandma’s Best Hot Chocolate

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A 200 Year-Old Secret Recipe: Unionville Old Tavern’s Corn Fritters

Built in 1798, the Unionville Tavern in Ohio's Western Reserve, became a rest stop where weary 19th century passengers traveling by wagon or stagecoach could find a hot meal and a warm bed.   The Unionville Tavern Two hundred plus years later, the Old Tavern holds special memories for me. It was the place my… Continue reading A 200 Year-Old Secret Recipe: Unionville Old Tavern’s Corn Fritters

Aunt Bert's Raisin Cream Pie
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Aunt Bert’s Raisin Cream Pie (You only think you don’t like Raisin Pie!)

I tore this recipe out of magazine many years ago and it has since become one of my "go to" recipes for Thanksgiving desserts. This year, I opted to make it a few weeks early instead. My husband usually likes to eat his pie warm from the oven. But this one, in my opinion, is… Continue reading Aunt Bert’s Raisin Cream Pie (You only think you don’t like Raisin Pie!)

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Fast Fix Steak with Mushroom Gravy

Even those of us who like to cook, don't like to cook all of the time. In the middle of doing other, more important things, the need to stop what we're doing to prepare a meal can be a bother. I'm always excited to find a new "from scratch" recipe that is both tasty and… Continue reading Fast Fix Steak with Mushroom Gravy

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Fresh and Easy Peach Cobbler: A Vintage Recipe

Grandma was not a fussy baker. She didn’t have the time. Household and farm chores kept her busy through much of the year. When peaches came ripe, grandma took advantage the surplus by canning quart jars of the sweet summer fruit to be enjoyed through the winter. During peach season, Grandma's simple cobbler was also… Continue reading Fresh and Easy Peach Cobbler: A Vintage Recipe