Squirrel for Dinner

Posted by mrssmythe on June 11, 2016 in Critters |

Normally, we have gray squirrels visiting our bird feeders in the spring and summer. This year, though, all of our squirrels have been red. They’re a smaller version of the grays but every bit as nimble and pesky. Not only are they able to climb the screens to reach our hanging platform-style feeders, they can shimmy down the metal […]

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Battle of the Snickerdoodles

Posted by mrssmythe on May 8, 2015 in Baking, Books |

Pepper wanted to make cookies today. Never mind it was the hottest day of the year – 95 degrees by our thermometer. “What kind do you want to make?” I asked. “Snickerdoodles.” This is usually a safe bet, as they are CPT America’s favorite and will almost always get the green light. However, I’d been looking […]

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Squirrel Surprise

Posted by mrssmythe on May 7, 2015 in Books, Cooking, Critters |

I’m still deep in the stack of outdated cookbooks I picked up earlier this week at the library’s used book sale. Since I last blogged, I’ve moved on from The Modern Family Cookbook (1943) to The Yankee Cook Book, first published in 1939. My copy is the revised edition, published almost forty years later, but it can’t be too revised, because […]

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