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Saturday, December 23, 2017

Merry Christmas!

Hi Everyone! Wow, it sure has been a while since I've given you all an update. Unfortunately, today is not the day either:) Let me just tell you that I am doing okay and continue to fight, fight, fight!!!

I did want to take a moment to wish you, those that celebrate, a Happy Holiday Season. #EverydayisagiftfromGod and I intend on appreciating each and every one. My gift to you is simple; try and do the same:) Of course, there must be cookies too, lol...


I always get so citrusy this time of year. I think these Orange Sour Cream Bars should "hit the spot!"


Merry Christmas and a Happy, Healthy and Safe New Year to You and Yours!!! Louise:)

Sunday, September 10, 2017

School Days Cookies

Hi Everyone! This is going to be a quick "drive-by" post because to tell you the truth I'm filled to the brim with The Tasty Month of August:) How 'bout some cookies? School Days Cookies to be more precise. After all, it is September.

I've been rustling through many of my vintage cookbooks trying to get them in some sort of order since I'm not blogging as often as I was. Besides hard cover cookbooks, soft cover cookbooks, cooking magazines and promotional cooking brochures, I also have hundreds upon hundreds of loose hand written recipes from times past. I'm not sure what I'm going to do with them (some suggest selling them on ebay; others say just keep them) I'm not really sure what to do with any of this stuff to be perfectly honest. I'm still thinking on it:)

While I'm thinking on it, I thought I would share this Gold Medal Flour insert I happened across while rumaging through "stuff." I have lots of these recipes inserts that were stuffed in sacks of Gold Medal Flour in times gone by. If you saved enough of them or did a whole lotta baking, you could collect a draw full of Gold Medal Silverware Coupons like the one below.

As far as I can tell, these coupons were collected and redeemed for W.M. Rodgers Silverware in the Medality Pattern, Friendship Pattern, or Tudor Plate Teaspoons.

Personally, the best thing about this particular recipe insert is the recipe above for Peanut Butter Cookies! When I was in grade school, I LOVED the Peanut Butter Cookies we got with our lunch. I've never been able to replicate the recipe and I'm pretty sure Betty's recipe isn't "the one" but it sure is nice to dream that it is. I guess I'll have to give it a try one day. (If you try it, let me know:) Right now I'm half tempted to try thie two recipes below instead. Don't those Country Breakfast Muffins sound yummy? How about that Blackberry Pudding? Maybe next Blackberry season:)

Things are moving right along around here. Mike and I are heading down to New York for a couple of days in the camper. We are going to pretend we are tourists and will be staying at a campground out on Long Island's North Fork in a place called Greenport. I haven't been to Greenport in a very long time so I am thrilled to re-explore. I'll be posting pictures on Facebook; good Lord willing and the creek don't freeze:) I may be delayed a bit because I have a couple of doctors who want to see me while I'm there. I figure what the heck, I'll see what they have to say:) I'm really excited to be going to my very best favorite chiropractor while I'm down there. I've been losing more weight than most would like and it seems my ribs are not liking it too much. Dr. Judd is going to try to ease the pain a bit. Fingers crossed:)

I hope all is well with all of you. I haven't gotten into the garden much to do any Fall clean-up but I have been trying to save seeds and perhaps when we get back from New York the weather will be a tinge warmer and I'll be able to get some work done outside. My son and his future wife will be coming to visit also so I may just put them to work!!! You all stay well now. I miss you all very much...Louise:) #EverydayisagiftfromGod