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August 14, 2017

REAL Cowboy Eggs!

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The beauty of living in Oklahoma is all of the different kinds of foods found across the state. Meals are impacted by the influences of the early pioneer and by the German influence and the Polish influence and the Swedish influence and the Italian influence and the Native American influence and, of course, the Mexican influence. No matter, where you go in the state, depending on the early settlers’ cultural background of the area , the foods are sensational and different. Read more and get recipe HERE

July 24, 2017

Cowboy Eggs??

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It has been so hot in Oklahoma that the birds have turned the bird bath into a hot tub! 103º on Saturday with a heat index of 111º. Finally, yesterday we got a good storm and things have cooled down some. But I have a feeling, not for long. I’m making lots of cool meals on these hot days.

Have you ever taken one of those tests where the very first question says to go to the last question and the last question tells you to just answer the last question and stop? How many of you actually did what the test told you to do? Or did you just go through the entire test and answer all the questions and THEN get to the last one? And did you feel like the dolt that you were?

Yeah, well. That was me. I was “Miss Answer-All-The-Questions-NOW” dummy – but only the first time. However, it appears that I still have this block about reading directions. Keep Reading More Here

September 21, 2016

A Make-Ahead Meal

Individual Turkey Pot Pies

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It isn’t Fall yet and it’s still hot here in Oklahoma but if the weatherman knows what he is talking about, cool weather is on its way. Shortening days and coming holidays mean lots of full days with not much time to cook on many of them. Planning ahead and making your own, simple freezer meals saves time and money!

And what screams, “Simple – Easy – Fast” like pot pies? Pot pies were a treat when I was growing up. We knew that if my parents were going to go out and a babysitter was coming to corral us four girls, it meant pot pies for supper. My favorite has always been turkey. And so, when I finally figured out, “Heh. I can do this myself”, making the buttery meat pies ahead of time for freezing has provided a quick meal in a pinch. READ MORE HERE WITH RECIPE

April 4, 2016

March Giveaway Winner!

Hi all!!
Just wanted to let you know that we have drawn the name for our March Giveaway winner (on March 31) and have contacted the winner by email. However, we have not had a reply. Soooo, just asking you readers to check your emails and your spam folders for an email from us. If we don’t hear from the person by Friday, April 8, we will be drawing an alternate name. Get to checking for that email!! You could be the winner of two cake pans.


March 14, 2016

New Giveaway and A Prepper Reality

It is long past time for a giveaway. How about a ‘Baking Giveaway’? We have a set of two, brand new square cake pans that are nice and smooth and ready for somebody’s favorite cake recipe. This giveaway will go through March 31st. Just leave a comment in the comment section of this post and any upcoming posts and your name and email address will automatically go into the drawing. Only one comment per post will qualify for entry. So, enter away!! Go To The Post Here

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January 25, 2016

Italian Cream Cake

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The other cold-to-the-bones, dismal, misty night, Mr. Fix-It said he was really, really, really wanting a dessert. We aren’t eating many desserts since the discovery of my thyroid issues. Of course, Mr. Skinny Fix-It can’t eat anything if I can’t eat anything, right?!

So, with the wood stove finally blazing, to make the house toasty warm, dogs sacked out around it like stuffed animals tossed aside, I decided to be nice and make him something special – an Italian Cream Cake. Ever since Sir Flying Ace’s and Miss Amelia Air-Heart’s wedding, Mr. Fix-It has been wanting another Italian Cream Cake. Only, he wanted it the way their wedding cake was – no coconut. It does make a difference – especially for those who aren’t crazy about coconut!!

January 19, 2016


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Hi y’all! Hope your new year of 2016 has started with a bang and that the cold weather has made you want to create something warm and wonderful in your kitchens! It is hot tea and muffins weather for sure!!

I thought that I would tell you a really happy story – one that I hope will encourage somebody out there with a similar situation. It’s about a dog. Yep…a good ol’ dog story.

July 21, 2015

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Last week, I shared with you the fact that, though one can think that one has all things under control, the reality usually rears its ugly head and one finds out that one has NOTHING under control! My dad used to tell about a professor at the University of Kentucky, back in the 1950s, who used to quip that as soon as you think you have control over anything, just take a big rock, hold it over your foot, drop it and then WILL it to stop. That will cure you of that illusion. Read more HERE.

July 11, 2015

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The Best Laid Plans of Mice, Men and Wedding Planners

Well, we did it. We got the boy married off. Sir Flying Ace and his precious Miss AirHeart tied the knot to fly the friendly skies, united. The wedding was beautiful. The venue was breath-taking and the rain was pouring right up until 30 minutes before the outdoor service with beautiful weather until rain returned just as the guests started leaving. God is gracious. READ MORE HERE

June 28, 2015

100 Year Old Pie Crust Recipe!

Heh all! Well, because of all your help, we got the votes we needed and qualified to be considered for the Mission Main Street Grant! I can’t thank you enough for all your support! We got way more votes than we needed!

Now, I am long past due giving a shout out to a really amazing lady who is helping people all over the internet with her cooking channel. READ MORE HERE

June 9, 2015

Can You Help Us? Please??!! :-)

Calling all OPC fans!!! We have applied for a grant to build a building so that you all can come visit us and even sign up for free cooking and canning classes! It’s a really big deal and we need your help. We have to have 250 votes in order to qualify. Please go to the voting page HERE where it takes all of 20 seconds to click on the blue ‘vote’ button. Everybody’s help would be so appreciated. We only have a day and half left to get the votes so everybody jump in and help!! Thank you!!!

April 15, 2015

The More Things Change…And All That

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It’s been a long time since last Fall, I know. And a lot of things have happened – busy, busy, busy. Lots of changes and lots of work but the time away from the blog has been good for me. I’ve really focused on getting my ankle and feet back as normal as possible, with therapy, exercises and swimming. Yep, swimming. I am a regular Esther Williams now – well – minus the pink, sparkly swimsuit, fountains, lighted swings, rings of fire and synchronized swimmers. My swimsuit is more like something from the 1920s, including the skirt and the colors, white and black. I haven’t included the striped tights or the big hair bow, but I’m close. I’m taking a water aerobics class at the local college and doing free swims on top of that. The summer Olympics are the next step. I just haven’t been able to find a coach who believes my hair is platinum blonde and not gray….


Big Notice!!You may have caught that many of the earlier posts’ pictures are missing. Due to the demise of the hosting site, those photos are no longer appearing and so I am having to go into each post to change hosting sites and add HTML. It is a loooong process and is going to probably take several months. BUT if there is a particular one of these earlier posts where you are needing the photos to go along with the recipes, email me at oklahomapastrycloth@oklahomapastrycloth.com or call us at 405-275-5639 and I will repair those particular posts, first.

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