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“With Love Wherever You Are” by Dandi Daley Mackall

Love Goes the Distance! In 1996, the author’s dying father asked her to go to his home’s attic, and get his old army trunk—and to make sure she did it when her mom wasn’t home.  He also made her promise … Continue reading

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Butterscotch Brownies with Crème Brûlée Frosting: A Book Review Recipe

Brownies: 18 ¼ ounces yellow cake mix 1/3 cup butter, softened 3 eggs 1 cup chopped pecans, toasted 1 cup butterscotch chips Preheat oven to 350° F.  In a large bowl mix cake mix, butter and 1 egg at medium … Continue reading

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Janie’s Lemon Bars: A Book Review Recipe

For the Base 2 cups sifted flour ½ cup powdered (confectioner’s) sugar 1 cup unsalted butter, softened  For the Top: 4 large beaten eggs 2 cups white sugar 1/3 cup freshly squeezed lemon juice ¼ cup flour ½ teaspoon baking … Continue reading

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Leather Britches Beans: A Book Review Recipe

Pick fully ripe but tender green beans.  Remove strings from the beans and snap them or leave them whole, as desired.  Thread them onto strings by drawing a needle and strong thread through the center of each bean.  Hang the … Continue reading

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Dried Apple Stack Cake: A Book Review Recipe

Apple Filling: 1 lb Dried Apples ¼ tsp. Salt 1 tsp. Cinnamon 1 tsp. Nutmeg ½ – 1 tsp. Ground Cloves 2 Cups Sugar Cover apples with water about ½ – inch above surface (5 to 6 cups water).  Simmer … Continue reading

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“The Dog Who Was There” by Ron Marasco

The Kind Man! Ever wonder what the world would look like through the eyes of a dog?  This book answers that.  Barley, a dog that lives in Jerusalem during the time of Jesus, chronicles his life in this tale. His … Continue reading

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“Angel’s–Gods Supernatural Agents” by Ed Rocha

Angel Sightings Have you ever seen an angel?  Not someone who is called an angel, but a real “honest to goodness” angel from Heaven?  This book chronicles many true encounters that people have had with angels in our modern time.  … Continue reading

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Tea Cakes: A Book Review Recipe

2 cups Sugar 3 Eggs ½ tsp. Soda ½ cup Buttermilk 2 tsp. Baking Powder 1 tsp. Vanilla or Lemon 1 cup Lard and Butter, mixed (Can substitute Butter or Shortening for Lard.) Flour (sufficient to make a soft dough) … Continue reading

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Japanese Fruit Cake and Icing: A Book Review Recipe

1 Cup Butter 2 Cups Sugar 4 Eggs 1 Cup Buttermilk 1 Cup Raisins 1 Cup chopped nutmeats (pecans, walnuts, etc.) 3 Cups Flour ½ tsp. Salt 1 tsp. Cinnamon 1 tsp. Allspice 1 tsp. Powdered Cloves 1 tsp. Nutmeg … Continue reading

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“Baby Bunco” by Julie B. Cosgrove

70 is the New 40?! At first glance, Janie Manson seems like a typical senior citizen.  A widow living in Sunset Acres, a Texas retirement community, she plays Bunco weekly, walks every morning with friends, and owns a cat.  But … Continue reading

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