Today I baked bread.  Not for the cookbook, although the recipe is in the cookbook….but because since the first time I made it, my kids insist on it!  So now I’m stuck baking bread every other week.  It’s not really a hardship and I always test a slice or 2 […]

Baking Day

dad & Maude
 We are deep into working on the Christmas section of the book.  For those of you who knew her, it’s no surprise that Christmas was very special to Mom.  You could not prepare enough and those preparations were the celebration.  Lynn just posted this yummy photo of chocolate peppermint creams […]

Christmas is coming….the goose is getting fat!

Breakfast cereal has never been my idea of how to start a day.  I’m generally a toast and eggs type of person.  But this morning Cece and I are finishing off the Pork Loin in Sour Cream Sauce.  I have discovered that if you do a lot of cooking, you […]


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Oh goodness….you can’t have a family of 6 imaginative, energetic, active kids without leaving a legacy of stories….from pickle jars in the coulee to blaming innocent mice for eating to breaking your teeth in the bathtub…this book has them all!!!

6 Kids….6!

We were making such great progress….nothing left but some Christmas recipes and editing.  Then I realized that all the photos I had taken with my Kindle were not going to work!  All those recipes have to be redone.  But like we keep telling each other….we have to eat anyway! And […]

Camera Blues…

Shout out to all of Flora’s relatives and friends, especially the grandchildren! If you have any food related stories of her, we would love to have them for the book. This is already turning into an amazingly beautiful cookbook, your stories could be the icing on the cake.

Stories Request

Rolls and Buns 3
I remember that Thursdays were usually baking day on the farm. We ate bread at most if not all of our meals. And accordingly we consumed an awesome amount of bread. Mom usually made at least a dozen or more loaves of bread at a time. But what I really liked […]

A major staple on the farm…

Appetizers and Snacks
Going to Mom and Dad’s Condo for Christmas Eve to exchange and open presents and eating great food soon became a tradition at Christmas time, We all looked forward to going to the Condo for Christmas Eve. But the best part was always the great food. Mom would make many different […]

Christmas Eve in Victoria