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Old Favorites from Childhood and The Best Table in Town

Excerpted from the Eugene Register, May 5, 1981: When nostalgia stirs the taste buds with childhood scenes and smells, nothing beats the compliment, “Like my mother used to make.” Mother’s cooking is food for both body and soul, arousing memories … Continue reading

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Patica – Czechoslovakian Christmas Bread

The Beulah Karney Program & WENR held an heirloom recipe contest, entries came in by the bagful. Here is Beulah at her desk with some of the entries. Even envelopes addressed to “Beulah, Chicago Illinois” made it to her. Imagine … Continue reading

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An arm and a leg

Meaning: A large, possibly exorbitant, amount of money. Origins are considered a bit murky, one theory has to do with portrait painters charging more to paint limbs…but according to Gary Martin,  author of the Meanings and Origins section of the … Continue reading

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The Most Exclusive Recipe in the World

Beulah Karney Fact Sheet: (a resume in recipe format compiled in or around 1950…perhaps as a part of a going away book) Frankly, Beulah Karney’s background in both homemaking and in selling to the homemaker is so extensive and intensive, … Continue reading

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