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A Cook and Two Books Blog #1:  Death Comes in Through the Kitchen

I am so lucky to do what I do for a living.  It is as far away from having a “regular job” as I can get, and that has been my goal for many years–actually since Junior High School, but that [...]

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Food Moments I Missed While I Was Busy Cooking – July 2017

 Wow!  July was a busy month for me and as I reflect on what I did do, it dawned on me I should look to see what I didn’t do.  As you may have noticed, I sometimes use national food [...]

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National Donut Day

I should have known this day was coming.  I try to stay current on important holidays but somehow this one slipped through the hole.  Thankfully, I was woken up just before sunrise by our [...]

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Camp KilikiWakaWikoo

I recently cooked for a Youth Fundraiser for our church, Midvale Community Lutheran Church, and the theme was camp life at Camp KilikiWakaWikoo.  It was a fun, challenging, and rewarding event, [...]

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Donuts vs. Doughnuts

“You say Pa-tay-toe, I say Pa-tah-toe…  You say Ta-may-toe I say Ta-mah-toe…  Pa-tay-toe, Pa-tah-toe, Ta-may-toe, Ta-mah-toe.  Let’s call the whole thing off.”  Sorry Ella, and [...]

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Scandinavian Sugar Cookies

One of the best sugar cookie recipes there is. 1 cup butter 1 cup sugar 1 egg 1 teaspoon vanilla 2 cups flour 1 teaspoon baking soda ½ teaspoon salt Method:   In a mixing bowl, stir the butter [...]

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Easy Chocolate Truffles for Valentine’s Day

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Peanut Butter Mousse

Peanut Butter Mousse 8 ounces creamy peanut butter ¾ cup sugar 8 ounces cream cheese, room temperature ½ teaspoon vanilla 1 tablespoon melted butter ¾ cup heavy whipping cream   Method: [...]