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  1. Sugar Cookie Mix

    (These recipes are found in the “Mix A Meal” cookbook, pages 72, 73; written by Deanna Bean & Lorna Shute. This book includes many other great basic mix recipes and delicious recipes using those basic mixes.)   Sugar Cookie Mix   Combine: 6 cups flour 3 cups sugar 1 1/2 cups dehydrated butter 1 ½ tsp. baking powder 2 tsp...
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  2. Treasure Hunting!

    Contributed by RL Maybe it’s because I have been watching a little too much of the old pirate movies that I am thinking of treasure.  You know the bounty that was liberated from sailing ships in days of yore whose treasures of gold and jewels just seemed to disappear without a trace.  Rumors abound of a secret Island and X...
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  3. The Abominable Snowmen

    Contributed by RL It’s a myth you know, https://www.livescience.com/25072-yeti-abominable-snowman.html but when the snow is falling and one has to move that snow alone with a small 4-wheeler and a blade, which does not seem to be making any headway, the world seems like it is a giant white blur, at that time one tends to get feelings.  Just that uncomfortable...
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  4. That Crisp Crinkling In the Air

    Contributed by RL This morning was one of those "it's cold out here" mornings. The sun had not yet arrived but the stars were out in all their glory twinkling as they only can after a snow storm. Then, once a winter storm is over, the cold pushes its way in, freezing that slush and water that were running around...
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  5. One Scary Story

    contributed by RL Happy Halloween!   Since it will be Halloween soon I thought I would write about one of those old time horror stories that keep the kids and grandchildren hiding under the blankets from start to finish. First before we scare the little ones maybe we should have them help us make some Molasses Taffy like the old...
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  6. Butch Cassidy and the Bank of Montpelier:

    Contributed by RL (photo retrieved from https://bearlake.org/butch-cassidy/) Never has an actual event from history, which happened on 13 August 1896, in Montpelier, Idaho (http://montpelier.id.gov/) been told and retold year after year since it happened. It is the tale of a bank robbery that since it occurred has ranked among one of the largest events in the history of this small...
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  7. Fair Week!

    Contributed by RL You can smell the excitement in the air! Oh, that is the smoke from a fire burning not to far away on the east side of Bear Lake. But really there is a feeling of excitement as people awake and begin their week then realize that this is fair week for Bear Lake county. (https://www.facebook.com/Bear-Lake-County-Fair-1641811732750830/) Our 4-H...
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  8. July is for Apple Pie and Mom!

    Contributed by RL Here in the west July is a big month. We celebrate 4 July with the rest of the nation by indulging in parades, picnics and fireworks. Then we turn around and celebrate again on the 24 July that heritage that brought us here to the west and to this, the United States of America. Our Pioneer forefathers...
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  9. Sugar Surprise Cookies

    I don’t know very many women who don’t love a good surprise! For mother’s day yesterday, it was the perfect opportunity to surprise both of our mothers with this very sweet treat that sure brought a smile to their faces. These Sugar Surprise Cookies are just that—sugar cookies with a hidden brownie inside!! Mouth-watering, ooey-gooey, and very rich, these cookies...
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  10. Almonds

    Delicious almonds! TODAY IS ALMOND DAY!! Have you had your helping of almonds today?? If not, here’s why you should have a good helping of almonds every day! All the vitamins and minerals found in almonds are very beneficial to one’s body, mind, and weight. Eating just 23 raw almonds each day can make a significant improvement in one’s...
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