Category Archives: Snacks & Treats

Homemade Dill Pickles

It was nearly 50 summers ago, when I first tested my dill pickle making skill using my Aunt Jo’s recipe. I was a bit edgy about how the pickles would turn out after warnings from my family that if I … Continue reading

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Homemade Dill Pickles

One of my food faring heroes is my late Aunt Jo who was ahead of her time in the kitchen. Dinner at her house was always interesting to say the least! In the 1950s when most of us were learning … Continue reading

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7-Layer Tex-Mex Dip

This is a recipe that’s been around for a long time and each time I make it, it’s like I’m tasting it for the first time. Terry Webb, a firefighter’s wife from Kent, Washington, shared it with me back in … Continue reading

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Cupid Made Me Do It

Cupid Made Me Do It is a story I wrote back in 2002 just after my husband, Ed, had triple by-pass surgery. That’s been a lot of years ago and I’m pleased to say his health couldn’t be better, something … Continue reading

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I scream! You scream!

“We all scream for ice cream!” Dad chanted as we searched the grocery store aisles for ice cream, bananas and toppings to make banana splits. He let go of my tiny hand and reached up to a high shelf for … Continue reading

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Chocolate Snack Cake

This is a cake with many aliases. Crazy Cake is what Mom called it; Vinegar Cake is a handle I’ve seen used in old cookbooks; One Bowl Cake, Busy Day or Everyday Cake (all popular in the 40s and 50s); … Continue reading

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Salmon Sandwich

The fish sandwich started with a quaint restaurant called BlackFin Bistro in Key West, Florida that my husband and I discovered while trying to get some relief from the heat last September. We ordered lots of water and a red … Continue reading

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Apple Brickle Dip

A welcome wintertime fruit dip, Apple Brickle Dip, is meant to be served with fresh apple slices. But why not think outside the dip bowl and add pretzel sticks, regular or chocolate graham crackers, vanilla wafers and crisp apple chips … Continue reading

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Ask Cynthia a Question – May 18, 2012

DENISE ASKED: I love Lemon Curd! I want to find a fool-proof, non-double boiler method. Do you have a favorite recipe? MY ANSWER: Personally I’ve never made Lemon Curd. Is all I’m able to do is pass on a few … Continue reading

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Harvest Party Pumpkin Cookies

Freshly baked pumpkin apple cookies are a sweet reminder of fall. This is a soft, mouthwatering cookie that’s high in fiber and flavor. Guaranteed you can’t eat just one.     Cookie 1 box yellow cake mix (use dry from … Continue reading

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