Elephant Ears

I learned how to make elephant ears in high school cooking class.  But I never made them again until after we went to the fair in 2009.

The kids all wanted elephant ears and we were on a tight budget. I told them that we could make elephant ears at home.  So we researched recipes and made  them.

We often make them after the fair now.

“Rotten Tea”

Grandma Reble's Recipe
Grandma Reble’s Recipe

Many years ago, my friend Charlotte,  shared this tea with me on the way to school.  I thought it was great and she gave me the recipe for “friendship tea.”  I made it a few times and forgot about it.

Years later, I was given the recipe for “Russian Tea” from Mom McGuire.  We played with the recipe and made it in a variety of ways.  Adrian has always enjoyed it.  He thought it was called “Rotten Tea” and that is what we call it at home more often than not.

Saffron Bread

Whenever we go to Calumet, Michigan, Daddy stops to buy us saffron bread or saffron rolls.  Often he buys extra and brings it home to freeze until Easter.

This is great toasted with Thimbleberry jam.