Easter Baskets & Erin

With Easter baskets soon hopping their way along with the Easter bunny to homes across America, it seems like an appropriate time to remind our readers about Matilda’s Fantastic Cookbook software plus many other items we carry that are perfect for Easter baskets or gifts year around.Continue reading

St. Paddy’s Day Green Mint Chocolate Chip Cookies

You don’t have to be Irish to enjoy the fun of St. Paddy’s Day Green Mint Chocolate Chip Cookies. These green-tinted chocolate chip cookies are a favorite old family recipe from my old family cookbook.

I’ve updated the recipe here to include Andes mints, which were first introduced in the 1950s. (Now you can use Crème de Menthe baking chips, which are a bit easier since no chopping is required.) Before that, this old family recipe for St. Paddy’s Day Green Mint Chocolate Chip Cookies called for chopped milk chocolate and peppermint extract, and were written on a recipe card tucked inside a recipe box.Continue reading

What to Serve for a Groundhog Day Party?

If you are one to join in the observance of Groundhog Day (as a national holiday of sorts) on February 2, then you may also want to join the fun with a Groundhog Day Party.  We always look forward to the prognostication of Punxsutawney Phil, the famous resident weather predictor groundhog of Punxsutawney, Pennsylvania.

Punxsutawney Phil’s job is to let us know if winter will continue, or if it will end soon. This prediction is based on whether or not he sees his shadow (I’m told if he sees his shadow, we’ll have winter weather another six weeks).Continue reading

My Little Recipe Box: 20 Uses

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My little recipe box has been serving me well for many years (incuding keeping recipes for my family cookbook). Every time I have misplaced something in the house (which is frequently of late), I always go look in my little recipe box, because I never know what I will find in there.

You might think it odd, but my little recipe box has had a whole other life besides its original use. Here are some of the items that have found their way into my little recipe box over time:Continue reading