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  • Birthday 08/30/1954

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  1. read the book...I would recommend it for folk who want kids to learn how to cook. well written instructions and stuff a teen or 'tween would probably eat.
  2. HELP!!-I never planned to be HERE

    Soooooooooo how'd it go @Naftal?
  3. Meeting-friendly snacks to bake

    He's fine...it was only 3 steps but just NEVER would have thought a cat would take so strongly to a gingersnap! Maybe I should go check my great-grandmother's cookbook and see if she has a recipe.
  4. Meeting-friendly snacks to bake

    freaking send them to me!!!!!! I just bought 3 bags of gingersnaps...... one for me for making sauerbrauten one for Johnnybird and one for the Smudge since he has fallen down the basement steps with his head in a bag of them......
  5. Funny because somewhere else ... many years ago in a galaxy far, far away....some of us wrote of how we grew up. I was raised by a grandparent and a mother who lived through the depression. we were poor-ish and had a shared garden with Aunt Belle from across the street. Also learned to hunt with bow and arrow...fish ... crab ...clam ... you get the idea. We also used to go cruising around the island and marking where the wild grapes, wineberries, wild raspberries, wild asparagus and a few other things I won't say were. Funny ... my mom HATED the smell of honeysuckle since that was what was planted around the privy at her mom's house.
  6. Thanks Melissa......I did say ALMOST. I have a hard time dealing with crowds and cities so I haven't been into NYC - except by car to catch a cruise ship - in about 20 years. I am a big wuss.
  7. Dinner 2017 (Part 6)

    Take the noodles out and it reminds me of a gamy version of S.O.S. .....
  8. Have you read 97 Orchard by her? Just finished that one as well. The story behind the tenement museum in NYC as told by the different immigrants and what they ate....now I am ALMOST thinking about braving going into the city to see the museum........
  9. Just finished A Meatloaf in Every Oven by Frank Bruni and Jennifer Steinhauer. Got a few recipes out of this I hadn't thought of before. Pennsylvania Dutch Country Cooking by William Woys Weaver. In the pork section he highlighted Dietrich's in Krumsville, Berks County PA. This is a place we used to stop at each year when headed back from our roundtable at Hawk Mountain. @HungryChris there is a recipe for panhaas(scrapple) you might like to check out. Mimi Sheraton's German Cuisine.
  10. Breakfast! 2017 (Part 2)

    roasted chicken with some cranberry honey mustard on toasted marbled rye with Cain's mayo. Johnnybird has scrambled eggs with turkey bacon...and pink salt...and ketchup. yesterday it was one of our own tomatoes as well as some Shoprite gluten free toasted bread with walnut oil. anyone notice how many of us are tending to head towards savory now it is cooler? or in general... tomorrow for John will be sweetish...blueberry pancakes.
  11. I just can't cook __________!

    jello.....seriously, folks. I invented jigglers before the jello people did. No matter WHAT I do which includes following the instructions scrupiously I can't make jello. SIGH....no funeral jello casseroles from me. what is wild is during my earlier work in kitchens I routinely made lemon charlotte russe for work with no problem....
  12. Pumpkin

    Seriously, though... Squash in all it's forms are favorites here in the aerie. Cheese pumpkins for soufflé s (I don't care for pies) or cheesecakes. Butternut to chunk up and stew, Acorn for baking, Hubbard, too. I also like to fill ravioli with pureed squash and serve in sage and browned butter. I also use canned pumpkin to make a pumpkin olive oil bread with raisins...and toast dope.
  13. Pumpkin

    just in time for pumpkin chuckin'
  14. Dinner 2017 (Part 6)

    Roasted a chicken and made garlic mashed potatoes. Unfortunately John came home from (Rock) Climbing Instructor training late and wasn't hungry.... Found out why when I got home ... he's coming down with some sort of creeping crud. Have a pot of chicken noodle soup on the stove and just gave him some scrambled eggs. DAMNED GOOD MASHED POTATOES.