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New at Around the Block – with the Bamasteelmagnolia

Over at Around the Block - with the Bamasteelmagnolia today we conclude the series on the Amish and their quilts. Today's offering: What Makes a Quilt "Amish"?

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The Latest at Around the Block with the Bamasteelmagnolia

Over at Around the Block - With the Bamasteelmagnolia I did a piece today on The Plain People. As a quilter I fell in love with Amish quilts years ago and as a result became intrigued with the people behind the quilts. This piece is the first in a two part series. Bev

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Heirloom, by Beverly Hicks Burch

Heirloom By Beverly Hicks Burch Over at Helium.com I wrote an article about collecting cookbooks. Of course, as many of you know Tall & Handsome and I enjoy cooking and collecting cookbooks. We both have our own individual cookbooks, and then ones we have gotten together since we’ve been married. In the Helium article I… Continue reading Heirloom, by Beverly Hicks Burch

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Cocoa Indians, by Beverly Hicks Burch

Cocoa Indians From The Modern Family Cookbook 1 cup all purpose flour ¼ teaspoon baking powder ½ teaspoon salt, scant ¼ cup cocoa ¼ cup shortening ¼ cup butter 1 cup sugar 2 eggs 1 teaspoon vanilla ¼ cup milk 2/3 cup raisins (*we have used all nuts…which of course we know are healthy, or… Continue reading Cocoa Indians, by Beverly Hicks Burch

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Cookie Road Trip – Connecticut, by Beverly Hicks Burch

Cookie Road Trip – Connecticut By Beverly Hicks Burch Our latest jaunt on the cookie trail takes us to one of my favorite regions of the USA – New England. Connecticut is called the Constitution State and has played an important and long part in the history of the United States. Some of the first… Continue reading Cookie Road Trip – Connecticut, by Beverly Hicks Burch

Connecticut, Cookie Road Trip, Cookies, Cooking, Desserts, food, recipes, The Story Behind..., USA

Raspberry Thimble Cookies

Raspberry Thimble Cookies 1 stick butter 1 stick margarine 2 egg yolks 1 teaspoon vanilla 1 cup sugar 2 – ½ cups sifted flour Raspberry jam Heat oven to 350°. Cream butter and margarine. Gradually add the sugar beating until light and fluffy. Add the egg yolks, one at a time, beating after each addition.… Continue reading Raspberry Thimble Cookies