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I tried a couple of new cookie recipes this summer which we really enjoyed. DD Nora wanted me to post the link for these Swig Style Sugar Cookies. The recipe is quite large but can easily be cut in half. The cookies are very tender and they freeze well. I did not have a Starbucks bottle so I just used a juice glass to smash the balls of cookie dough onto the cookie sheets.

DH Rob said I should be sure to post this recipe for Frosted Maple Drops from the Iowa Housewife site. They are delicious and would make a nice Christmas cookie. Go ahead and make the entire batch because you will want to eat them all. They also freeze well if layered between sheets of waxed paper in an airtight container.


I have posted about this cornbread salad before, but it truly is delicious and it makes a nice side dish. I try to freeze leftover cornbread when I bake it or when we get some at a restaurant. I tend to use less cornbread and bacon than the original recipe calls for and more vegetables. I also use prepared ranch dressing. I have seen other recipes that include pinto beans.


Our cat Buddy has seemed rather bored living with two empty nesters so we took out a "loaner" cat from The Cat Clinic to see if having a companion would improve his behavior. So far the two cats are on friendly terms and seem to be adjusting well. We still haven't come up with a name for the new little cat but are considering some having to do with mustaches. 🙂


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1 Comment on “Some favorites”

  1. #1 Rhonda
    on Sep 15th, 2015 at 12:29 pm

    We discovered cornbread salad at a little diner in Elizabethton, TN, a couple of summers ago. The sound of the dish intrigued me, and I discovered it to be delicious. I searched online for recipes, and typical of me, I used them to create my own. I love to take it to church potlucks because it serves so many, and it’s very filling with all that cornbread. I usually make my own ranch dressing, but I have used bottled dressing with good success. On another note, I think I recognize your new kitty! If he’s the same one, he spent some kitten days at my house while his owner traveled at Christmas last year. He’s a sweet, but very active, young one. I hope he works out with Buddy because I think his loneliness is the reason his first owner had to give him up. That mustache is unmistakable! 🙂

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