Make stuffing your choice of ways. Add a small can of fresh oysters. I drain them and don’t add the water from the oyster can to my dressing. I remove the hard square that looks like gristle and cut the remaining oyster into small pieces and mix well into the dressing.

I cut up onions and celery, sautéed them in butter and add to the broken up toasted bread. Add a few choice herbs. Add a broth made from hot water and chicken bouillon. Mix well and stuff turkey. Coat outside of turkey with softened butter to bake it to a golden brown. Salt well and place in oven to bake according to directions on turkey package. Continue reading

It all started in my teens! If a sadness or a depression started creeping up on me, I could drive it away by doing something to make someone else happy! Doing something for myself just simply didn’t work! It had to be SOMETHING I DID FOR SOMEONE ELSE!!!!!!!!

Even on my farm, as my three little girls were growing up, when I was milking a big herd of cows every morning and night (it was always who is gonna help Mom milk), working ground, planting fields, cultivating corn, baling hay and straw, et cetera et cetera, I still would bake an extra pie to give away.

When I handed a warm pie to the crippled man over in town or the lady who still ran the gas station after she lost her husband, the smile it brought from each of them warmed my heart. Continue reading