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  • MELBA'S SWAP SHOP

    Published: Wed, Jul 2, 2014

    Melba Lovelace shares recipes, insights and inspiration in her weekly swap shop.

  • Melba's Swap Shop

    Published: Wed, Jun 25, 2014

    Melba Lovelace shares recipes, insights and inspiration in her weekly swap shop.

  • MELBA'S SWAP SHOP

    Published: Wed, Jun 18, 2014

    Melba Lovelace shares recipes, insights and inspiration in her weekly swap shop.

  • SWAP SHOP

    Published: Wed, Jun 11, 2014

    Melba Lovelace shares recipes, insights and inspiration in her weekly swap shop.

  • Melba's Swap Shop: Casserole Corral

    Updated: Tue, Jun 3, 2014

    Melba Lovelace shares recipes, insights and inspiration in her weekly swap shop.

  • Melba's Swap Shop for May 28

    Published: Wed, May 28, 2014

    Melba Lovelace shares recipes, insights and inspiration in her weekly swap shop.

  • MELBA'S SWAP SHOP

    Published: Wed, May 21, 2014

    Melba Lovelace shares recipes, insights and inspiration in her weekly swap shop.

  • SWAP SHOP

    Published: Wed, May 14, 2014

    Melba Lovelace shares insights, inspiration and recipes in her weekly swap shop.

  • Melba's Swap Shop

    Published: Wed, May 7, 2014

    Melba Lovelace shares recipes, insights and inspiration in her weekly swap shop.

  • Melba's Swap Shop: Memories include many favorites

    Published: Wed, Apr 30, 2014

    Melba Lovelace shares recipes, insights and encouragement in her weekly Swap Shop.

  • Melba's Swap Shop

    Published: Wed, Apr 16, 2014

    Melba Lovelace shares recipes, requests and inspiration in her weekly swap shop.

  • SWAP SHOP

    Updated: Wed, Apr 2, 2014

    Melba’s swap shop This pie’s a winner DEAR MELBA: I’ve lost my recipe for Anna Maude’s Apple Pie. You had it in your column many years ago. I hope you or someone saved it. — Lola Dickerson, Bethany I can provide help for you with this request. Cooper Lyon was owner of Anna Maude’s in 1990, and he shared the recipe you want. He even came to my house to check out my version of their apple pie. Not only had he furnished the recipe, he gave me many suggestions for making it perfect. He recommended using only Winesap or Jonathan apples for the filling. “Otherwise, don’t even make this pie,” he said.

  • SWAP SHOP

    Published: Wed, Mar 26, 2014

    Melba Lovelace shares recipes, requests and inspiration in her weekly Swap Shop.

  • SWAP SHOP

    Published: Wed, Mar 19, 2014

    Melba’s Swap Shop

  • Melba's swap shop

    | Published: Wed, Mar 5, 2014

    Melba’s Swap Shop.

  • Melba's Swap Shop

    | Updated: Tue, Feb 25, 2014

    SWAP SHOP It's Mardi Gras, let's eat Cajun DEAR MELBA: I thought you might want to share some Cajun recipes since Mardi Gras will be Tuesday. The source of my Cajun recipes is the “Louisiana Homemakers Family Favorites” cookbook published in 1984 by the Louisiana Extension Homemakers Council Inc.

  • Melba's Swap Shop

    | Updated: Tue, Feb 18, 2014

    SWAP SHOP This author can cook, too DEAR READERS: L.A. Muse begins her book, “A Forest of Doors: An Orphan's Quest,” by recording the day her mother died. She is immediately thrown into reliving the day when she was 7 years old and her mother abandoned her, her brother and sister at Bangor Children's Home in Maine. Now, her mother has done it again, left her without even saying goodbye. Her memories include years when her father was in the military, stationed in Vietnam. Her alcoholic and drug-addicted mother would put the children in the car and drive to a bar, where she locked the kids in the car and disappeared for hours. They were not treated well in the orphanage, either, but one Christmas, someone

  • Melba's Swap Shop

    | Updated: Tue, Feb 11, 2014

    Melba's Swap Shop

  • MELBA'S SWAP SHOP

    | Updated: Tue, Feb 4, 2014

    MELBA'S SWAP SHOP

  • Melba's Swap Shop

    | Updated: Tue, Jan 28, 2014

    Melba's Swap Shop includes family-favorite recipe that is more than mere brisket.