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     ~ This is a recycling of a previously published post that I am re-posting because I didn’t have enough readers at the time, and God Damn it, I want to know!       When I was little, I watched with fascination, as my mother, and grandmother, would swirl around their kitchens, baking, cooking, […]

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  • Elin Stebbins Waldal - What a great look back, I particularly enjoyed your description of the way your mother shopped for her ingredients; local butcher, farm…the car ride, beautiful.ReplyCancel

    • A Pleasant House - Thanks Elin! Those were great times. Too bad many of us don’t have those places to shop any more- the butcher, the baker the candlestick maker…ReplyCancel

  • donna - I have a vivid memory of using a collection of cookbooks with my mother: “The Woman’s Day Encyclopedia of Cooking”. We were practically nomads growing up and over the years the books slowly disappeared. One day, abut 6 years ago, I found the ENTIRE 12 volume set at a yard sale for just $1 per book! It was so cool to have my daughter create from it :0). Thanks for the memory :).ReplyCancel

    • A Pleasant House - Now this is the kind of story I was after! So happy you were able to find a complete set after all those years!!! I just love that most people have some kind of memory of a cookbook- or at least a kitchen memory. Thank you for sharing this Donna- I appreciate it.ReplyCancel

  • Sue - Betty Crocker is the only cookbook I can recall in our house growing up. Making oatmeal cookies with my Mom is a memory I have. When I was little I remember I asked her if I could shop for my own food. She gave me my own kitchen cabinet to store the food I picked out at the grocery store. I was in heaven.ReplyCancel

    • A Pleasant House - That’s so cool! Your own cabinet! My Mom never gave me my own cabinet, but she gave my Dad one- in the garage. HahahaReplyCancel

     When the weather gets cooler, and the days shorter, it’s just a darn good idea to visit a big hothouse space to soak up the artificial light and smell the dirt (Ya gotta take what you can get).      So don’t get S.A.D. (Seasonal Affective Disorder), get G.L.A.D. (Gorgeous Light All Day) […]

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     I love this time of the year- cooler weather, vivid colors, comfort food, and really good candy.     I also bring out my ‘All Hallows Eve’ collections (the ghosts and goblins and witches and spooky dolls).     These little friends of mine (though they’re not that little at almost three feet top-to-toe) are […]

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