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Chocolate Chip Drop Doughnuts 2-1/4 cups flour 2-1/2 teaspoons baking powder 1/2 teaspoon salt 1/2 cup sugar 3 teaspoons shortening 2 eggs, well-beaten 2/3 cups milk 1 teaspoon vanilla 1/2 package chocolate chips or 1-1/2 squares semi-sweet chocolate, coarsely grated Stir together flour, baking powder and salt; set aside. Add sugar gradually to shortening, creaming well; blend in eggs. Combine milk and vanilla. Alternating with dry ingredients, add to sugar mixture. Blend thoroughly after each addition. Stir in chocolate chips or grated semi-sweet chocolate.
Spaghetti with Hamburger Balls 20 pounds spaghetti 25 pounds hamburger 2 dozen eggs 5 pounds onions, chopped fine 1/4 pound garlic buds, (cloves) chopped fine 4 bunches parsley, chopped fine 4 cups bread crumbs 1/2 cup salt 1/4 cup pepper 2 pounds butter 2 29-ounce cans tomato puree 2 29-ounce cans stewed tomatoes 6 6-ounce cans tomato paste 2 stalks celery, chopped fine 4 green peppers, chopped fine 1 pint muscatel wine or a red cooking wine (optional) 5 pounds Parmesan cheese, grated Mix hamburger, eggs, onions, garlic, parsley, bread crumbs, salt and pepper together
Back in the 1950s and 1960s, church suppers were a big part of community life. Parishioners would bring their casseroles, Jell-O molds and dessert bars to church potluck dinners. In the big church kitchen, volunteers would cook up food for a crowd using huge pots and pans.
If you have cherry or plum trees, now's a good time to check for a disease called black knot fungus. The fungus can go unnoticed with summer foliage but is apparent when trees are winter-bare. Also known as cherry knot fungus, the disease causes black tumor-like growths to form along branches. It attacks trees in the prunus family, namely cherry and plum trees.
For Joseph Johnson of Bayfield, comfort food is the Danish aebleskivers he makes whenever company comes over. In assembly-line fashion, Johnson cooks and serves up the hot pancake-like Danish specialty in a special cast-iron pot as people sit around the table talking. For Aaron Brown of Bovey, comfort food is Kraft macaroni and cheese, just like he had with hot dogs as a boy.
Joseph Johnson of Bayfield makes aebleskivers, a Danish pancake-like fried treat, whenever he and his wife, Lois, have company. The recipe came from his mother-in-law. An aebleskiver pan -- a heavy cast-iron pan with compartments similar to a muffin pan -- is needed. To turn the aebleskivers over to cook on all sides, Johnson uses short, skinny knitting needles, just like his mother-in-law did, but bamboo skewers or wire also work, he says. This recipe and those that follow will be featured on "C is for Comfort Food," airing at1 p.m.
Dave Severson goes to nurseries and looks for trees that are half-dead. He checks roadside ditches for trees with damaged tops or cut down to stumps. He can always grow a new top, he says. It's the root ball and trunk he's interested in. Severson, 59, grows bonsai trees the adventurous way. While some gardeners begin with seed or cuttings or with a store-bought bonsai, Severson starts with young or stunted trees he transplants. The more gnarled, twisted and asymmetrical the trunk base, the better to get the aged look desired.
Wendy Savage recalls waking up at night to the smell of wild rice cooking. As children, the aroma would rouse her and her five siblings. They would get up and creep cautiously toward the kitchen and peek in. "My dad would laugh and say, 'I can never get away with it,' " Savage recalled. "He could never get away with making a bowl just for himself. It became the family joke.
In 1963, married women who worked full time were not commonplace.
Some people in Duluth need look no further than their arborvitaes for evidence of the city's increased deer population. The shrubs sport the telltale "browse line" at about 5 feet, below which the greenery has been eaten away and the top is left green. The damage has appeared in parts of Duluth that hadn't had seen much damage like that before. Ethel O'Leary noticed the arborvitaes in front of her Woodland house getting thinner last summer. But in the last two months, the lower three-quarters went bare. "I thought they were just dying," she said.