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  • Local woman's recipe wins contest

    Taylorsville cook Linda Brown’s Crunchy Pea Salad has been awarded a blue ribbon at Just A Pinch Recipe Club, the new online social community created for and by cooks at www.justapinch.com, according to a news release from the site.

  • A Dirty Secret: Dirt cake recipe fun and delicious

    Memorial Day is the traditional start of the picnic and backyard cookout season. It is a great time to experiment with fun recipes. Donna Bulf’s dirt cake is a fun dessert for any time, but would be especially fun at a summer holiday celebration.

    Bulf got her recipe for dirt cake from her daughter about 17 years ago, and it has become a favorite dessert for many of her outdoor gatherings.

    “We started decorating it in a pot,” said Bulf. “It can be put in 9x13 pans or glass bowls. But if you want to shock somebody, put it in a pot!”

  • Blast from the past

    The Spencer County Homemakers caught up with each other last month, as well as 16th president Abraham Lincoln and his wife, Mary Todd.

  • Sew special

    Sue McGehee’s sewing room was a labor of love that involved multiple generations of her family.

  • COLUMN: Preschool art

    During a recent SOS class, we did two projects on preschool art. Those two are some of my favorites for this age group.

  • Hawaiian pie: A luau in your mouth

     Donna Houghlin, vice president of the Homemakers Council, recently served her Hawaiian Pie at a Waterford Homemakers potluck lunch. The pie has been a family favorite since 1972.

  • Violet Freezer Jam a simple, sweet recipe

    In my quest for trying wild foods, I thought I would attempt to eat wild violets. I have put them on cakes before, but I doubt I ate them. I just knew that they were safe to place on food, not that I could eat them outright.

  • Local farmer gives class on living gluten free

    Sarah Fauber of Riversong Farm taught an SOS class on Becoming Gluten Free on April 9. There were eight attendees.
    Shannon Depew, who has lived in Spencer County 7 1/2 years, attended the class to learn more about gluten free eating because she and her daughter have milk allergies. Even though they are doing much better, she suspects a wheat allergy also.
    Gluten is a combination of proteins found in grains. Barley, wheat and rye specifically cause a reaction in people who are sensitive to gluten.

  • Watergate salad a cool treat for anytime of the year

    Loretta Williams shared her Watergate salad at the Waterford Homemakers’ March St. Patrick’s Day themed lunch meeting.

  • Making yeast bread the focus of recent SOS class

    Minnie Naive taught 10 people how to bake yeast breads in an SOS class on Tuesday, March 22. She demonstrated 3 different kinds of bread at various stages.

    Naive has taught yeast breads as an SOS classes 4 times over the years. This year, she saw that it was a requested class and volunteered to teach it again.
    “I enjoy making bread, and it’s one class I knew I could teach!” said Naive.