Bah or Ahh for Christmas? by Jodi Lea Stewart

I pondered about writing a Christmas blog with meaning. It’s well known that the holidays are unbearable for some and joyous for others. The same can be said for any day or event of the year, yet it seems to exacerbate during the Christmas season. Truthfully, it has...

Don’t Let the Stories Die

Unique Challenges Historic novel writing presents many unique challenges. Foremost, the writer didn’t personally live during that time era, or he/she lived in New York but loved writing about the Old West. Slick documentaries and photos often don’t go far enough...

Grandma’s Christmas Candy Cake

Old-Fashioned Version 2 cups sifted flour 3 tsp. baking powder ¼ tsp. salt 1 cup sugar ½ cup lard (shortening) 3 eggs, separated. Put egg whites in the refrigerator. ¾ cup milk 1 tsp. vanilla   Sift flour, baking powder and salt three times. Work shortening with...

Christmas in a Sock

*All grammatical errors intentional* 1933. December 24, 7:30 p.m. If I wanted Doodles to sleep warm as buttered biscuits, I’d have to do some more quilt tucking. I pressed it in good and tight all along her side and under her chin. There. Now she wouldn’t shiver in...

Pa Dubie’s Tater Soup

*This recipe is more than 90 years old. 1 quart potatoes, peeled and chopped 1 med. onion, chopped bacon pieces and drippings for seasoning as desired salt and pepper water cornmeal chopped green onions, optional Peel and chop about 1-quart potatoes. Cook with a...