Nut Cookies

One of my oldest and most interesting cookbooks is one that my Grandmother received as a wedding gift in 1921. The title is “A Thousand Ways to Please a Husband with Bettina’s Best Recipes” by Louise Bennett Weaver and Helen Cowles LeCron, and it was published in 1917. The subtitle is “The Romance of Cookery…
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Popcorn Balls

This time of year makes me crave popcorn balls. When I was little some people gave out homemade popcorn balls for Halloween. That was always a big draw when we came home and dumped our haul on the floor to show my dad. After he watched us sort the things, he would gently hint that…
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Lollypops!

When I was growing up I had a friend whose grandma was a little different from the other grandmas I knew. I think she was from the South. My friend lived with her grandma, and arriving home from school we often found her dancing to Elvis Presley albums in the living room wearing her every…
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Chocolate Eclairs

While I was growing up my dad spoke lovingly of chocolate eclairs. I don’t remember ever having them. He said they were similar to the cream filled long johns that were once-in-a-while treats from George’s bakery in Mandan. He explained chocolate eclairs, but I really didn’t understand how they were different. I wish I would…
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