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TheSorghum Cake

Note:  As I write this the snow is falling heavily and the farm looks a winter wonderland. There was a time when farmers on Sand Mountain did not have the money to buy sugar, but many of them had sorghum

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Making Aunt Joyce’s Cheese Straws

This weekend was a hoot!  I got to the Windy Knoll early.  There was a funeral on my husband’s side of the family, in Sandy Springs, which I felt that I must attend.  As Sandy Springs is at least an

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Must Keep Daddy with Sweets

If you know anything at all about my father, you know he loves his sweets. Mother always had something in the cake plate or in the refrigerator for nibbling. So, when I arrived last Friday evening, this is what I

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Putting Tomatoes Up for the Winter

This weekend was time with Daddy. We had a busy morning with my errands and a little grocery shopping. Lunch was leftover barbecue which I had brought Friday from Johnny’s in Powder Springs, GA. The sauce is a Worcestershire based

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Kitchen Activities…..with Donna Harvey.

Have you ever worked in someone elses kitchen without them?  That is exactly what is happening with me today.  As you can see from the picture  the garden tomatoes are coming in nicely.  These tomatoes were started from seed back

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Baking the Butternut Pound Cake…Sept. 3, 2013

This recipe is oversized and will not fit in a Bundt or 10? tube pan.  My pan is 15? long and three inches wide and as you see in the picture it looks like it’s more than 40 years old

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Mother’s Pound Cake

This is Donna.  I am the one who bolted after mother’s funeral.  I was with her when she passed away and the memories are huge and will always be.  I happened to be the one who the following morning was

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Kraut Making 2000

“Making kraut?  It’s too early,” was the astonished response I received on telling a friend what I was doing.  It does seem too early; however, John put out the cabbage plants back in February and they grew off without any

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Homemade Vegetable Soup

Yesterday was the big day for making vegetable soup.  We make a big pot full and then freeze some for later use.  Now remember that I don’t know how to  cook with fast fixings  — most of what I use

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A Man in the Kitchen 1998

It’s been one of those dreary, drizzly days; however, I promise I won’t complain about rain – we still need it.  The ground is not wet, it’s not even damp an inch down. I’ve been engaged in one of those

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Billie & John Crumly 1945 Part of what Tom Brokaw called "The Greatest Generation"