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

*Click to read how this depression-era cake put face-cracking smiles on the faces of a bunch of kids in the Christmas of 1933 . . . Christmas in a Sock Old-Fashioned Version. . . but I suggest the Newer Version Below 2 cups sifted flour 3 tsp. baking powder ¼ tsp....

Ninety-Year-Old Recipe: Pa Dubie’s Tater Soup

Potatoes have long been a kitchen staple. During the depression era, they were a life-saving, life-giving food.   *For more “survival food” recipes, check out the back of my novel, Blackberry Road.    Pa Dubie’s Potato Soup 1 quart...

Ma Dubie’s Hot Bean Dumplings

This is my grandmother’s *Ollie Pear Woods* recipe from the old days when survival meant using EVERYTHING. left-over pinto beans made real juicy with extra water lots of red or green peppers {Grandma Woods grew her own} biscuit dough rolled out very thin and cut...
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