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Cooking Corner

COOLING ORANGE JULIUS

Labor Day weekend is past and now I'm hoping for cooler weather for the kids in school. Our children are our most precious natural resource. We need to remember, the ones who will make or break a nation is the young people. They are our future, our dreams and our hopes for a better tomorrow. ...

V-8 JUICE

With Labor Day coming this weekend I wonder if it should be a day to work or play. I sometimes think I work too much, or is it actually too little, or an idleness I just can't help. However, I don't want my nose so firmly applied to a grindstone that I don't get a chance to smell the flowers. ...

FRESH BEANS WITH VEGETABLE TOPPING

The summer is going so fast, it's hard for me to realize fair time is here. Most of the county fairs are over. County fairs are full of traditions and good feelings and I hope you took the time to enjoy some of them. In a way I'm glad those days are past when we spent days at the fair and all ...

CHOP SUEY CASSEROLE

With August here, the time is fast approaching when school will start and time for a vacation. I like to sit out on my deck and think where would I like to go and what I would do. In the past we had some pretty good vacations. Then the thought comes why I would want to go anywhere while ...

QUICK TWINKIE DESSERT

There were many things going on this last week that was interesting on the T.V., like the British Golf Championship, the royal baby, hot weather and the absence of rain and the return of the Twinkie. When the Hostess bakery went bankrupt, it was hard for me to understand. I always bought Wonder ...

MOM’S BEST MACARONI SALAD

The celebrations of the summer have come and gone and here we are again midway through another summer. All the town celebrations and parades are better than ever. It was great to see so many patriotic themes. Now that summer is on the down swing there are all kinds of projects I still have ...

DRIPLESS POPSICLES

This last week I can say summer is here. You can almost hear it (pitter - patter, (slush and splash) or taste it (hot dogs, lemonade, ice cream). However, most of all you can feel summer - it is in the good times shared, in happy celebrations, and just in fond memories that are found in any ...

LOAF PAN POPSICLES

The fireworks are over and summer is moving quickly along. Many are thinking about vacations and how the rest of the summer will be spent. We will be going to Muscatine to visit my sister and in August we will be going again to attend a wedding.This brings up the question of my hip. At last I'm ...

NON-ALCOHOLIC SANGRIA

Now before the mosquitoes get too ferocious and the air conditioners whir too loudly, is the perfect time to sit out on the porch, deck or patio with a tall cool drink. Ice water, lemonade, or ice tea will do, of course, but sometimes it's fun to make a frothy concoction. Call it a slush, ...

MARINATED VEGETABLES

On June 21, summer officially arrives and it is also the longest day of the year. A wonderful time, even though now the days get shorter; some people call them, "Those lazy, hazy days." That may be, but it also is a busy time. It is time when weeds seem to grow overnight and I have a grandson ...