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Magic Muffin Recipe

  Mix together: 1 1/2 cups sugar 1 stick salted butter, room temperature Add: 4 eggs, beaten 1 1/2 cups greek yogurt 2 3/4 cups self-rising flour (love White Lilly) Preheat oven to 375°F. Bake for 15 to 18 minutes. Variations: Snicker Doodle: Add 1/2 teaspoon of...

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Grandma’s Egg Noodles

“Now this is not the end. It is not even the beginning of the end. But it is perhaps, the end of the beginning.” — Winston Churchill This quote has always stuck in my head. Going back over how Grandma lived her life, I think that this is how she greeted each day....

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Dru’s Sugar Cream Pie

I adore this pie. At its worst it can be pasty and gloppy; but when you get a really good slice its pure heaven on a plate. Typically this is a Midwestern specialty, I've gotten many strange looks when I explain this pie.  I had always used an old Amish recipe to make...

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Hello Saturday and Merry Christmas

Saturday is finally here. The house is ready for company and I'm sipping a cup of excellent coffee waiting for my day to begin. My partner Chris surprised me last night with my Christmas present in time for the Cookie Party. Yes, that's it up there...a sexy red 5...

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Shortbread…plain and simple.

This really has to be the easiest, most versatile cookie recipe I know. I use this all the time and continue to come up with new variations. This cookie can be rolled into logs and chilled to cut and bake or you can scoop it out and make drop cookies. I even bake them...

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My favorite memories…

One of my favorite memories of the holidays is when my Mom would have my sisters (Joanne, you count here too!) over for the weekend for a baking marathon. We would make dozens and dozens of cookies and pounds of candy that we'd fill pails (big five gallon icing...

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Grandma Furnish’s Texas Sheet Cake

This recipe was another you could always count on seeing at any holiday gathering. It is really easy to make and very delicious. Make sure you follow the directions and put the icing on the cake while it's still hot. The icing melts down into the top of the cake and...

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Measurement Conversions

Teaspoons...Tablespoons...Confusion? Here is your list: 3 teaspoons = 1 tablespoon 2 tablespoons = 1 ounce 4 tablespoons = 1/4 cup 2 cups = 1 pint 2 pints (4 cups) = 1 quart 4 quarts (8 pints or 16 cups) = 1 gallon 1 stick of margarine or butter = 4 ounces Its...

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