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An Old-Fashioned Recipe

An Old-Fashioned RecipeMy mother gave me a copy of my Great Grandmother Vita's Presbyterian Cook Book (1923). One of my favorite parts about the cookbook is the many notes [more]

A Place to Start

A Place to Start I hold old photographs of my Great Grandmothers and Grandmothers and reflect on our shared culinary heritage. Did Great Grandmother Veta Melnotte [more]

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