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    Homemade “HobNobs”

      Oh, I love McVities HobNob cookies, but they are a bit scarce in Utah and also a bit on the pricey side. My sister, Tonya, and I have talked about making some at home for a while, so yesterday I did. I hunted for a recipe online and found this one  (at a blog called Oggi that I will have fun exploring now- yay!) on Pinterest. I changed it just a bit and here is what I did: Homemade “HobNobs” 2 cups old fashioned rolled oats, pulsed in a food processor a few times or chopped up a bit with a chef’s knife 1-3/4 cups Graham flour- I used Bob’s…

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    Grain Mains by Bruce Weinstein and Mark Scarbrough- Go Get It!

      Hi there! I know it’s been a while. I’ve been cooking and gardening but for a while I’ve had the blahgs and not been motivated to post here. I promise -it’s not you- it’s me. 🙂 But here it is- a reason to share with you again. I recently received a review copy of Grain Mains by Bruce Weinstein and Mark Scarbrough, from the nice folks at Rodale. Chock full of delicious, enticing recipes and useful information about whole grains and how to prepare them, I instantly bookmarked dozens of recipes to try. I highly recommend that you go out and get yourself a copy if you are interested in…

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    Hattie’s Pumpkin Pie with my touch

    Sometimes there is a person in your life as a child who opens your eyes to the possibilities of a life lived with style and joie de vivre.  Hattie was just such a person for my husband Rick. “She had class oozing out of her marrow. Her being was effortless.” is the way he describes her. Hattie did things her own way. She was a family friend and as a teenager he worked for her doing yard-work and was rewarded with her homemade chocolate milkshakes which became his ideal. She is a legend that lives on past her years and we often drink to her memory when we are having a celebration. This is…

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