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Posts by Judy Larkin

I cut this recipe out of a Woman’s Day magazine about forty years ago and it has been a family favorite ever since.

BETTY BROWNS Ingredients: ½ cup melted unsalted butter 1 cup granulated white sugar 1 cup all-purpose flour 1 egg 1 teaspoon cinnamon ½ teaspoon baking soda ½ teaspoon baking powder ¼ teaspoon salt 2 large apples, peeled and finely chopped ½ cup chopped walnuts (optional) Preheat oven to 350°. Grease an 8x8x2 inch pan. Put…

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Apple Brownies

Ingredients ½ cup butter, softened 1 cup sugar 1 tsp. vanilla extract 1 egg 1½ cup flour ½ tsp. baking soda ½ tsp. baking powder ½ tsp. nutmeg 1 cup apples, cored, peeled and chopped ½ cup chopped nuts, optional Directions Beat the butter and sugar until fluffy; stir in vanilla and egg. Add flour,…

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October Newsletter

Dear Friends:  We are now six months into our altered reality.  Even though I try to keep positive there are times when I am anxious and stressed.  I worry about the political unrest all over the world; the economic upheaval caused by the pandemic; when I will be able to see my sister and family …

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October 1st is National Pumpkin Spice Day.

Pumpkin Spice Tea Latte is the perfect way to celebrate the crisp days of autumn.  The aromatic baking spices of cinnamon, ginger, and maple will make you feel warm and cozy. Ingredients 2 cups water 6 heaped teaspoons Pumpkin Spice tea 2 Tbsp brown sugar* (we used our Belgian Sugar Rocks) 1 cup milk Whipped…

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Tea Started the Women’s Suffrage Movement

August 26, 2020 is the 100th anniversary of the 19th Amendment and American women’s constitutional right to vote. Did you know that the Women’s Suffrage Movement Started Over a Cup of Tea? On July 9, 1848 five women met for afternoon tea in Waterloo, NY at the home of Jane Hunt.  Her guests were Elizabeth…

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Summer Berry Terrine

A light summer dessert that looks impressive but is very easy to make and you don’t have to turn the oven on when it’s 99°F outside! Ingredients: 3 cups mixed fresh berries (I used blackberries and strawberries.  If you use strawberries cut them into slices) ½ cup cranberry juice 1 envelope unflavored gelatin 4 tablespoons…

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Beet Spread

If you are looking for a different appetizer or sandwich filling, my sister-in-law shared her recipe for a beet spread. It has been a family favorite for years and one of those recipes she’s always asked to bring to pot luck dinners. Ingredients 8 oz. Cream Cheese, softened 1 can (15 oz) Pickled Beets, drained…

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Hot Cross Buns

Hot-cross buns! Hot-cross buns! One a penny, two a penny, Hot-cross buns! If you have no daughters, Give them to your sons; One a penny, two a penny, Hot-cross buns! That was a jump rope ditty that children sang as they played at Easter Time. When I was growing up in the North of England,…

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In Time for Easter

As children, my sister and I always decorated Easter eggs, and this was a tradition that I continued with my boys and then the grandsons.  We would have so much fun experimenting with different designs and ways to color the eggs.  This year I got the brilliant idea of seeing what happened if the eggs…

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Cottage Cheese Fluff

This recipe couldn’t be easier.  If you use low calorie and sugar free items, it shouldn’t put any lbs. on the hips. I made it for dinner and also as a delightful little dessert served in demitasse cups to accompany afternoon tea.  Ingredients 1 ½ cups cottage cheese 1 (3 ounce) package of Jell-O (any…

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