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...

The Land of Ish

Personally, I don’t see how we can survive these days without the Land of Ish. I mean, think about it. You’re due in a meeting at work at a certain time, say nine o’clock. You did everything you should have done to be there on time – got up early, out the door on...

HEROES: Military Working Dogs (MWDs)

Starting with: The saga of STUBBY. No slouch, Stubby was promoted to the rank of Sergeant and respected his superiors with a famous one-paw-over-the-eye salute. Private Robert Convoy found the stray Bull Terrier Mix in 1917 at the training camp of the 102nd Infantry...

Lolita Tsosie’s Navajo Frybread

Frybread Recipes are not difficult. Give it a try! Amounts depend on how much bread you want to make – usually 5 cups of flour for a batch. To each cup of Blue Bird flour, add: 1 tsp. baking powder ½ tsp. salt Warm water to make a stiff dough, or ¼ cup powdered milk...

An old Cowboy’s Recipe for FryBread

  In the 1960s, an old cowboy gave this recipe to my mom when we lived on the Mesa Redondo Ranch, Concho, Arizona. To each cup of flour, add: 1 tsp. baking powder ½ tsp. salt Enough milk or water to make a stiff dough, or ¼ cup powdered milk and warm water to...