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Melba's Swap Shop: Cheesecake is good any time

Melba's Swap Shop: Cheesecake is good any time
Published: May 22, 2013


DEAR MELBA: I hope you can tell readers about Bethany's Route 66 Festival from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. Saturday in downtown Bethany.

It'll all be fun, but two of my basic interests because I am owner of Buckboard Quilts will be the quilt show, featuring 200 antique and small art quilts, plus I have written “OK Pioneer 1905 Cookbook: Food for Body and Soul.” It consists of recipes from pioneer days in central Oklahoma, and includes recipes like Molasses Drop Cake and Roast Beef with Oyster Dressing, which will entice the taste buds and make you want to keep this book within easy reach.

The book is also flavored with turn-of-the-century photographs, 1905 ads and stories of our pioneers. They will sell for $15, and I plan to be there to sign them. The $15 will be donated to the Regional Food Bank.

JUDY HOWARD, Oklahoma City

DEAR MELBA: I would like to have recipes for cookies made with boxed cake mixes. At one time, I was a Cub Scout den mother, and every Tuesday after school, eight hungry boys arrived and settled down for cookies and milk. I would like to make some of these cookies again, but seem to have lost my recipes.


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