READERS ARE GREAT!
DEAR MELBA: My mom, Kathryn Jones, of Duncan, celebrated her 97th birthday on April 26 and you put a note about it in your column. The cards from your readers started coming immediately, and you can imagine what a ray of sunshine they are for her. She loves hearing from these great people. Just want to say thanks to everyone and say how nice it is of them to take the time to send cards. What great people we have in our state!
Sandra Joray, Midwest City
DEAR READERS: My sister, Mary Lee Colwell, of Wilburton, asked me to share some of my favorite recipes for a family cookbook she's writing. Caramel Brownies is one of my favorites, and because the dough is so thick and hard to spread, I've included directions for making it easier to spread.
1 box (18 ounces) German chocolate cake mix
2/3 cup evaporated milk
3/4 cup melted butter or margarine
1 package (14 ounces) caramels
1 package (12 ounces) milk chocolate chips
1 cup chopped pecans
DEAR MELBA: Carolyn Engelke, of Edmond, asked where to find French's Chili-o mix. It can be purchased at Buy for Less at 1104 SE 44 in the meat section, not in the spice aisle.
Betty Beavers, Oklahoma City
DEAR MELBA: I've found French's Chili-o at Sam's Walmart in Norman.
Mrs. Fay, Moore
DEAR MELBA: Sometime ago, I cut a recipe from the newspaper for making a coconut pie that forms its own crust but have misplaced it. I really would appreciate having a copy.
Patricia Sapp, Oklahoma City
DEAR MELBA: Sometime ago, I saw an advertisement for a church that had a picture of two hands holding stone tablets on which the Ten Commandments are inscribed: For fast, fast, fast relief, take two tablets.
Oklahoma City Reader
DEAR MELBA: Maybe you can use this church sign: To be almost saved is to be totally lost.
Rikki Abrams, Oklahoma City
DEAR MELBA: I really like good meatloaf and can handle that part, but I would love to have a good sauce to serve over it.
I've had one in a local steak house that I understand starts with ketchup and vegetables. Does anyone have a clue about what's in this sauce? I would love to have some good sauce recipes.
Jane Martin, Oklahoma City
DEAR MELBA: I have two brothers who love Sour Pickles. Can someone share a recipe?
Sylvia Short, Oklahoma City
If you have a problem other readers might help solve or an idea you'd like to share, write to Melba's Swap Shop, Box 25125, Oklahoma City, OK 73125. Please include your name and address.