Applesauce Squares

I think Grandma made these every Saturday night to have for Sunday so that when anyone came to visit she would have them on hand. She must have made them in a jellyroll pan because when I have tried to make them in a regular 9 x 13 pan — they just don’t seem the…
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Grilled Cheese Sandwich, Please


It’s a rainy day here in California. Not too cold, but wet and rainy none the less. On rainy days when we were kids, lunch often times consisted of a bowl of Campbell’s Tomato Soup and a Grilled Cheese Sandwich. When we were kids, Grilled Cheese Sandwiches were made from slices of Velveeta cheese and…
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Potatoes Tomatoes Corn


At any time when Grandma K. couldn’t think of what to make for dinner, she would go downstairs to the basement and grab a jar of tomatoes and corn that she had canned the previous fall. She would then take the jar upstairs to the kitchen and make something out of it. She’d just heat…
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Tuna Noodle Casserole


It may be questionable that Tuna Noodle Casserole qualifies as a choice for Fish Friday, but it does have fish in it, and there isn’t any meat in so it should, right? Yes, I think so too. I don’t recall ever having Tuna Noodle Casserole so much when I was a kid that I learned…
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Fish Friday

Every Friday Grandma K. would have fish for dinner. The fish usually arrived on the table in some sort of fish stick form, although I do remember a number of times that it was fried, or sauteed in butter. We were a meat and potatoes family, and fish wasn’t meat … it was, well, fish….
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Cocoa and Toast


There was a cup of hot steaming cocoa sitting on Grandma’s dining table waiting for me. Just like every morning when I was dropped off before the school bus came, or maybe I stayed over at her house the night before. There was also a stack of buttered toast sitting on a plate on the…
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Cream of Broccoli Soup


If you were at my house today, I would have treated you to a bowl of Cream of Broccoli Soup and a Grilled Cheese Sandwich. This is another soup recipe that is simple to make, without a lot of fuss. It’s also a finished recipe in and of itself, but it can also be a…
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