The photograph above is of the homestead of Ella’s parents in Ogemaw County, Michigan. Ella came to live with our family in 1939 when she was 18, (I was 4), so that she could live in town and attend County Normal college to become a country school teacher. Her Dad and Mother and siblings were […]
Surely as the robin is our state bird and the apple blossom our favorite flower, Michigan is a wonderful state. From the Mighty Mac to the Motor city, Michigan is filled with history, industry, woods and waters. Together they gladden the heart of the most particular soul. Although other states may lay claim to him, […]
It all sounds so good and I can’t wait to try them.
Sounds good to me! CRUST 1 cup flour 1/2 cup shortening 1/2 cup pecans (chopped) 1/3 to 1/2 cup crushed corn flakes 2 tbsp sugar Mix and press into a 9 x 13 pan. Bake at 375deg for 12-15 minutes TOPPING 1 8oz pkg Philadelphia cream cheese 1 Cup powdered Sugar 1 Cup Cool Whip […]
From the recipe memories of my Mother’s friend… Violet “Toots” DeNio You may acquire so many new friendships with this lovely offering, you’ll have to bake some cookies. 2 Cups Tang 1/2 Cup instant tea 1 tsp cinnamon 1 tsp ground cloves ( sugar-optional) 1 pkg Lemonade mix..unsweetened. USE 1/2 TSP. OF ABOVE MIX OR […]
Not sure who Mack might be, but his recipe found its way into my recipe collection. Sounds simple and quick. Just a thought though, I really wouldn’t wait until the last minute to try it. You can always make it again for a special holiday. INGREDIENTS 1 small lemon jello 1/2 tsp Cinnamon 1/4 tsp […]
“Relatively” speaking, Norma Jean is my first cousin. We go back to a time when cousins were raised in close family relationships and we all enjoyed reunions where everyone brought a dish to pass and a copy of the recipe was always being requested. (And all the girls were called by the first and second […]
Another recipe from “Toots”, my Mother’s friend, who also happened to be a registered nurse. She was not only a great nurse, but also a good cook. This recipe in her handwriting says, “it’s good”. I believe her. Cream 1/2 cup melted oleo with 1 cup sugar. Add one egg. Sift 1 cup flour, 1/tsp […]
Found these in a newspaper article from a 1987 clipping. I’ve read and reread. I know there’s a message in here somewhere. There seems to be an aroma of truth. HOUSE BEAN SOUP 2 pounds number 1 white Michigan beans 1 smoked ham hock Water Salt and Pepper to taste Cover beans with cold water; […]
Time passes..memories (and recipes) stay with us.