Two-Crust Blackberry Cobbler (Crowd Size)

  This is the cobbler your family and guests will remember and ask for time and again! Blackberry Filling:  10-12 cups blackberries (3 quarts)    3 cups sugar  1 tsp. cinnamon  2 tsp. vanilla  1-cup flour, or use instant tapioca as a thickener. Mix together and let...

Skillet Cookery: Country-Style Squash

  This dish is so easy to make, and anyone who likes squash will love it. 3 to 4 slices chopped bacon 1 large onion sliced med. thin 2 med. tomatoes, chopped 6 medium-sized zucchini, sliced 2 yellow crookneck squash, sliced, (or use 8 small to med. zucchini squash...

Aunt Dora’s Light Bread

 My Aunt Dora’s Light Bread Rocks! 2 cups lukewarm water 2 tsp. sugar 2 pkg. yeast 2 cups milk 5 Tbls. sugar 4-1/2 tsp. salt 5 Tbls. Crisco, melted 12 cups flour Dissolve 2 teaspoons sugar in 1-cup water. Sprinkle yeast on top and let stand for 10 minutes. Scald...

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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