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The photo is my son and myself. Now days you can get a photo made to look old like this one. This photo was taken when this was the new look.

Harry S Truman was president when I was born and world war II had ended. I grew up in a time when lunch was put in a brown paper bag and a sandwich was wrapped with wax paper. There was no such thing as pantyhose, we wore stockings that attached to the rubbery clippy things that attached to the girdle. Convenience stores were not common and when we took a trip we packed a picnic basket because many places did not have fast food. Highways had places to pull over and stop, some with picnic tables. Read more ....
 
Squash Soup for a special Dinner 2 Tablespoons olive oil 1 and 1/2 pounds of zucchini or yellow squash 1 large onion (Chopped) 6 cups vegetable stock 1/2 cup chopped basil 1 and 1/2 tablespoons softened butter 1 and 1/2 all purpose flour Juice of 1 lemon Salt and pepper to taste Sour Cream or plain yogurt to put on top (optional) Heat oil in large saucepan or pot. Add squash and onion. Saute for 5 minutes or until onions are cooked and squash is tender. Then add stock. bring to boil, reduce the heat and cover . Cook for 20 minutes then add basil and cook another five minutes. Mix flour and butter into a paste then remove about a cup of soup st ......
1 pound uncooked ground turkey or ground chicken 2 cans petite diced tomatoes (You can add fresh tomatoes if you have them) Olive oil Fresh Garlic if you like garlic Make sure to get egg free pasta.... Thin spaghetti or any kind of egg free pasta you can eat that is ** Note Egg Free, Dairy Free, Nut Free pasta! If you cannot find egg free pasta you can cook rice and pour this over rice. This recipe can be adjusted to your size family. MAKE SURE TO CHECK YOUR INGREDIENTS TO MAKE SURE THERE ARE NO ALLERGENS First put on your water to boil the spaghetti. Cook the amount of spaghetti that you need for your family. While the spaghetti water is heating start making the sauce. Sauce Pour a co ......
1 cup plain white flour (not self rising) 3 tablespoons white sugar or organic sugar 2 1/4 teaspoons baking powder 1/4 teaspoon salt 2 1/2 Tablespoons extra light Olive Oil to put in batter then you will need extra to grease the pan 3/4 cup plus 2 Tablespoons water Directions: Whisk or sift,flour, sugar, baking powder, and salt together into medium mixing bowl. (I do not sift, I used the whisk) Add water, olive oil to dry mixture and whisk together. Don't over whisk this mixture, small lumps are ok. then fold in blueberries or fruit if you are adding the fruit. Grease pan with extra light Olive Oil I use a paper towel to spread the pan. Cook pancakes over medium to high h ......
This was an experiment for Sarah and JazlynIt turned out really yummy! The first part of this page is about making the dough. First let me say making homemade yeast dough from scratch and by hand for bread, rolls, cinnamon buns or whatever you are making is really not hard to do.Once you have made the bread or rolls you understand more. After a couple of times making this dough you get the feel for it and you will be able to not even look at the recipe. This dough can be used to make loaf bread, rolls, buns etc. This is my basic bread dough. Recipe for Bread Dough which is the same for cinnamon rollsFirst I use bottle ......
I use the oats that cook in five minutes. This recipe is for two servings. 1 Cup Oats, 1 & 3/4 cups water or rice milk. One regular size apple Peel the apple Cut up the apple into cubes If you are feeding a small child you can cut the apples into very small bites. Add one tablespoon regular or light olive oil. Do not use extra virgin olive oil or it will taste like olive oil. Add apples to the oil Add two tablespoons brown sugar Add 1/2 teaspoon cinnamon Do not add water because the apples will make a juice when cooked. Bring to boil stirring constantly then reduce heat and stir often for five minutes ......
UMMMMMM Pizza Pizza Dough made in Bread machine Double Crust: (This is the one I use because after it's made I seperate the dough in half and freeze half for next time) Water, (80 Degrees) -- 10 1/2 ounces (1 1/4 cups + 1 Tbsp.) Vegetable Oil -- 4 Tbsp. All Purpose Flour -- 4 Cups Sugar -- 1 Tsp. Salt -- 1 Tsp. Bread Machine/Fast Rise Yeast -- 2 Tsp. Single Crust: Water, (80 Degrees) -- 7 1/2 Ounces (3/4 cup + 3 Tbsp.) Vegetable Oil -- 2 Tbsp. All Purpose Flour -- 2 1/2 Cups Sugar -- 1/2 Tsp. Salt -- 1/2 Tsp. Bread Machine/Fast Rise Yeast -- 1 1/2 Tsp. (I usually add Basil and Oregano into the crust mixture too before starting. Adds a little flavor) I top my pizza ......
4 TBSP. BUTTER
3 TBSP. ALL PURPOSE FLOUR
1 CAN CHICKEN BROTH (14OZ OR 1 3/4 CUP)
3/4 CUP HALF AND HALF
1/4 TSP. SALT
 
MELT BUTTER
STIR FLOUR AND SALT
POUR IN CHICKEN BROTH AND WHISK OVER HEAT UNTIL BUBBLY AND AS IT THICKENS ADD HALF AND HALF. CONTINUE TO WHISK.
 
 
 
**I MAKE A MUSHROOM SOUP WITH THIS SAME RECIPE, BUT I ADD SLICED MUSHROOMS AND I SUBSTITUTE THE CHICKEN BROTH FOR BEEF BROTH.**
MOIST BUTTER CAKE: 2 STICKS BUTTER (1CUP) (REAL BUTTER NOT MARGARINE) SOFTENED 2 CUPS WHITE SUGAR 4 EGGS 2 1/2 CUPS SELF-RISING FLOUR (SIFTED) 1 CUP WHOLE MILK 1 TBSP PURE VANILLA EXTRACT PRE-HEAT OVEN TO 350 DEGREES. GREASE AND FLOUR THREE 8 INCH PANS IN A MIXER BOWL, CREAM TOGETHER THE BUTTER AND SUGAR WITH YOUR MIXER UNTIL SOFT AND CREAMED. CRACK THE EGGS INTO A BOWL BEFORE PUTTING IN CAKE. NOW ADD EGGS ONE AT A TIME AND MIX UNTIL YOLK IS MIXED INTO THE BATTER BEFORE ADDING THE NEXT EGG. COMBINE THE MILK AND VANILLA, ADD ALTERNATELY TO THE CREAMED MIXTURE WITH THE FLOUR (END WITH FLOUR). MIX UNTIL BATTER IS SMOOTH. POUR INTO PREPARED PANS. BAKE FOR 15-20 M ......
FRENCH ONION DIP:
1-16 OZ SOUR CREAM
3 TBSP. MINCED ONION
2 TSP. BEEF BROTH GRANULES
1/2 TSP. ONION SALT
 
SMASH 1 TBSP. MINCED ONION AND BEEF GRANULES TOGETHER. (I DO THIS IN A ZIPLOCK). MIX ALL DRIED INGREDIENTS INTO SOUR CREAM. AFTER ALL IS MIXED ADD THE REMAINING 2 TBSP. MINCED ONION AND STIR.
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