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Delicious Homemade Rolls – Based on a Japanese Recipe

I have been searching the net for a recipe to resemble specific rolls dating back to early 70’s, and my memory of summer camp in Ellenville, NY.   Mrs. Kormeluk was the cook at that time, so rolls similar to these were made daily, and served with a cup of cold milk, as an afternoon snack for all the campers.

I have tried several recipes, and tested the texture and taste of these rolls with my children, who also were lucky enough to enjoy the same snack at the same camp, in the 90’s, but by that time, these were baked by Mrs. Tinio.  

Beef Stew – (Pressure Cooker Recipe)

Soup, chili, or stew is one of those satisfying comfort foods we look forward to on a cold winter day.   My grandchildren actually approve of this dish as well, so I occasionally prepare a batch for them to enjoy.Preparing beef stew on top of the stove, the old fashion way, could be time consuming, but it only takes 15 minutes in a pressure cooker.

Crocheting Fun and Counting Stitches

Crocheting is a fun activity anytime, but even more fun during a quite intense election time.  While others were busy counting votes, I enjoyed counting stitches of my crocheting project.

I managed to crochet a beautiful baby blanket and a baby hat, which I will display in this post. 

Sweet Potato (Palushky) Gnocchi – Recipe

If you are looking for an idea to use up your leftover mashed potatoes, whether it is white or sweet potatoes, gnocchi, or palushky, are your best bet.

With Thanksgiving coming up, you just might want to keep this recipe in mind, as for sure you will have some leftover potatoes to turn into a new dish.