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I was weeding the flower bed by the mint patch and remembered this delicious salad. I thought I'd share the recipe. (Best to make it just before eating it)

Jon & Er asked for a copy of Lori's cookies recipe so I thought I'd send it around more broadly in case any of the rest of you haven't enjoyed the scrumptiousness lately. 

This salad can be prepared in many ways.  Perhaps Bev is including her recipe that she shared with us when we visited John and Gena in 1985.  I used memories of that and the recipe Nellie Ann shared with at our Christmas 1992 to mix up a version we enjoyed for dinner at Lyle’s apartment, 2809 Lincoln Way Apt 309 in Sioux City, on the day of his graduation from Morningside College.  We also made a similar salad for Sunday dinner at Lisa and Lana’s apartment after helping them move to 421 Bowery Street #2 in Iowa City.  On that occasion I enjoyed an early morning walk about 12 blocks each way to get sunflower seeds and dressing.


(from "Simply in Season" cookbook)

I'm making these cookies and since it is our current favorite recipe I thought I'd share it with you!!

A batch of muffins, cooling.

The batter is just as good as the muffins!

This is a bread Mom used to make quite often.  The recipe says it is for 9 - size 303 cans.  It can also be baked in a large loaf pan, or two small ones.

I made this with some of the meals at college, and then as a side for our Christmas dinner as well.

1 cup milk
1 cup raisins
1 cup All Bran
1 cup graham flour
1 cup dry oatmeal (old fashioned or quick)
1/2 cup brown sugar
1 tsp. soda
1 tsp. salt
1 cup boiling water
2 Tbsp. dark molasses

Pour boiling water over raisins and soda.  Let soak then add rest of ingredients and mix well.  Pour into greased loaf pan.  Bake 1 hour at 350ºF.

I can still see Lisa, Lyle, and Lana enjoying this when we stopped at a roadside park on our way to Kentucky in 1976.