Crock Pot Split Pea Soup

I remember very little of my maternal grandmother. I can recall that she always looked (and acted) about 100 years old, could feel a draft within seconds of a door opening, and didn’t get along with my father all too well—”May she not be burning too badly,” he said to me the day after she died. So, I guess she wasn’t exactly a ray of sunshine. However, I know for a fact that she was a fantastic cook. Continue reading

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Dutch Cocoa Sugar Cookies


Back in my younger, “huskier” days, I could kill a box of Archway’s Dutch Cocoa Cookies in less than 30 minutes. A glass of milk, an episode of Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles, and a dozen or so of these tasty little bastards was my pre-pubescent definition of heaven. So, when I decided to try and replicate them the other week, I was expecting to be disappointed with the results. Continue reading

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