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Mondays & Memories of My Mom – Decoration Day

Thank God it’s Monday, again. I personally look forward to all Mondays. They’re my 52 Chances a year, in which I get to share Memories of My Mom with you. #TheRecipeDetective #MemorialDay As the last Monday in May (for 2024), today is National Memorial Day – also known as “Decoration Day”. I may enjoy that […]

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Mondays & Memories of My Mom – Picnics and Road Trips

Thank God it’s Monday, again. I personally look forward to all Mondays, as they’re my 52 Chances a year, in which I get to share Memories of My Mom with everyone! Therefore, happy Monday to one and all. #TheRecipeDetective #RoadTripDay #NationalCoolerDay This Friday begins the 2024 Memorial Day weekend, which is considered to be the […]

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Mondays & Memories of My Mom – The Value Of A Mom

Thank God it’s Monday, again. I personally look forward to all Mondays, as they’re my 52 Chances a year, in which I get to share Memories of My Mom with everyone! Therefore, happy Monday to one and all. #TheRecipeDetective #NationalMothersMonth Yesterday officially celebrated Mother’s Day but I think mothers should be celebrated and honored throughout […]

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Mondays & Memories of My Mom – Small Business Owner Invents Copycat Cookery

Thank God it’s Monday, once more. I look forward to every Monday, as they’re my 52 Chances a year, in which I get to share Memories of My Mom with all of you. Hence, happy Monday. #TheRecipeDetective #SmallBusinessWeek This first full week in May (5th-11th, for 2024) celebrates, among other things, National Small Business Week. […]

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LIGHT SPRING VEST

LIGHT SPRING VEST By Gloria Pitzer, as seen in her self-published newsletter, Gloria Pitzer’s Secret Recipes Newsletter (Secret RecipesTM, St. Clair, MI; May-June 1986, p. 10). This crocheted, light, spring vest (pictured above), made with large granny squares, brought Mom many compliments, every spring. See also Mom’s ‘Granny Square – How-to’, which was featured on […]

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Mondays & Memories of My Mom – Full House Cartoons

Thank God it’s Monday. I personally look forward to all Mondays, as they’re my 52 Chances a year, in which I get to share Memories of My Mom with you. Therefore, happy Monday to one and all. #TheRecipeDetective #NationalHumorMonth #NationalCartoonistsDay MOM’S HUMOROUS CARTOONS These are the last couple days of April, which is still observing […]

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SWEETEN HOUSE RICE CONFETTI (with Pecans)

SWEETEN HOUSE RICE CONFETTI (with Pecans) By Gloria Pitzer, as seen in… Gloria Pitzer’s Cookbook – Best Of The Recipe Detective (Balboa Press; Jan. 2018, p. 278). [A revised reprint of Gloria Pitzer’s Better Cookery Cookbook (Secret RecipesTM, St. Clair, MI; May 1983, 3rd Edition).] INGREDIENTS: 3-ounce box strawberry or raspberry Jell-O gelatin ¾ cups […]

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A BRIDE’S DESSERT

A BRIDE’S DESSERT By Gloria Pitzer, as seen in… My Cup Runneth Over and I Can’t Find My Mop (Secret RecipesTM, St. Clair, MI; Dec. 1989) INGREDIENTS: 1 prepared Share-A-Lease Cheesecake 2 boxes (4-serving size, each) “Cook & Serve” chocolate pudding, prepared per box directions 9-oz tub Cool Whip, thawed 12-oz pkg. chocolate covered peanuts […]

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BANANA CREAM PIE

BANANA CREAM PIE By Gloria Pitzer, as seen in… Gloria Pitzer’s Cookbook – Best Of The Recipe Detective (Balboa Press; Jan. 2018, p. 246). [A revised reprint of Gloria Pitzer’s Better Cookery Cookbook (Secret RecipesTM, St. Clair, MI; May 1983, 3rd Edition).] INGREDIENTS: 2 boxes, 3 ¾ ounces each, vanilla pudding and pie filling – […]

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WAGON WHEEL LODGE (Colorado) HUB ROLLS

WAGON WHEEL LODGE (Colorado) HUB ROLLS By Gloria Pitzer, as seen in… The Original 200 Plus Secret Recipes© Book (Secret RecipesTM, Marysville, MI; June 1997, p. 48) A Colorado restaurant make alike from 1976… INGREDIENTS: 1 cake yeast (or 1 packet quick rise) ¼ cup warm water ½ cup Pet Evaporated Milk 1 cup warm […]

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