Crumpets – The Joy of Cooking

I was searching through my favorite cookbook of all time – The Joy of Cooking – and came across this recipe for Crumpets. I havent had a crumpet in ages – when I flipped through the book, I was looking for a bread recipe I could make without having to turn on the oven during our heat wave. It looked…

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Homemade PlayDoh

This is a timeless classic! I remember this activity from when we were kids. We didn’t use PlayDoh then (it existed, but I don’t remember us buying it). I do remember my mom making her own, and that’s what we would use. It was a salty, pliable dough, and we would have to remember to wrap it up in plastic…

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Roasted Chick Peas

Roasted Chick Peas I recently came across a recipe for Roasted Chick Peas. They didnt seem that interesting at first, but the idea started growing on me, and I decided to give them a try. A lot of the recipes for them have mixed reviews, so I combined a couple of different ones and came up with this. They were…

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Homemade Potato Chips

I have been thinking about making Homemade Potato Chips for a long time, but didnt have a slicer that could cut them thin enough. I recently bought a mandolin to replace my broken fry maker, and thought I would try out these chips and see if they lived up to the hype. I researched mandolins before deciding to go that route.…

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Greta’s Cookies

This is a recipe that my mother gave me a long time ago – probably close to 20 years ago. It’s one I remember from my childhood, and a really easy cookie that you can put together with ingredients you will almost always have in the house. It’s true comfort food.

Reta Thompson’s English Muffins

My mother has been saving interesting recipes for years. Many are from back in the day when they used to publish reader’s recipes in The Star, and thousands of home cooks would try them out. We recently went through one of her books, and one of the recipes we found was “Reta Thompson’s English Muffins”. I dont know which year this is…

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