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‘Rosette: A Novel of Pioneer Michigan’ ~ Interview with the Author

Rosette: A Novel of Pioneer Michigan Interview with Author Cindy Rinaman Marsch I’ve always loved historical fiction, especially from the pioneer days. …

Autumn Pioneer Festival

Scenes From The Pioneer Fest

Scenes From The Pioneer Fest The Boone County Autumn Pioneer Festival gives visitors a glimpse of early settler life in Northern Illinois …

cast iron

Cast Iron Envy

Cast Iron Cookware at the Autumn Pioneer Fest Last weekend was the annual Autumn Pioneer Festival in Belvidere, Illinois. I try to …

The Victory Garden of Tomorrow Review and Giveaway!

The Victory Garden of Tomorrow I recently received two super cute flour sack towels to review for The¬†Victory Garden of Tomorrow. These …

How to Make Jack Wax and Hard Maple Candy

Sweet Maple Treats Jack Wax (also known as Maple Taffy, Sugar on Snow, or Syrup on Snow) and Hard Maple Candy are …

The New Settlement Cookbook & Christmas Memories

  A Classic American Cookbook My parents gave me this copy of The New Settlement Cookbook a few years ago after a …

Thankful for a Step Back in Time

Autumn Pioneer Festival Every fall I like to visit the Autumn Pioneer Festival because it reminds me of how self sufficient people …

My Grandma’s Bread Bowl

This post was originally published on 1/25/13. Grandma’s House My Grandma M didn’t have a lot of fancy things in her house. …