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Thanksgiving – a Special American Holiday

Posted on November 29, 2013

By Jacqueline Bennett newsandviewsjb “There is one day that is ours.Thanksgiving Day is the one day that is purely American.” – O Henry – American author. After the road races, football games and Macy’s Parade, most Americans sit down to a lovely Thanksgiving Day dinner. In its purest form, this is a day to come together with friends and family to give thanks for the bounty of the Lord, a plentiful harvest and what is truly most important in life – the health and well-being of loved ones. History tells us the first Thanksgiving was held in 1621 by the Pilgrims and Wampanoag Indians at Plymouth, Massachusetts. In 1863, President Abraham Lincoln proclaimed Thanksgiving a national holiday to be observed each November. Centuries later,…

From Mom’s Recipe Box – Merry Christmas!

Posted on December 23, 2011

By Jacqueline Bennett newsandviewsjb In our family, an enticing aroma of the holiday season was always my mother’s homemade banana bread. Here is a gift from Mom’s recipe box and a wish for a very Merry Christmas! BANANA BREAD from the recipe box of C.G. Bennett Sift 2 cups flour-1 tsp. double acting baking powder-half tsp. baking soda-1 tsp. salt. Cream half cup shortening, Add gradually 1 cup sugar, creaming well. Blend in 2 eggs, one at a time. Beat well: 1 cup mashed bananas – mix well. Blend in dry ingredients (if so desire – half cup chopped nuts). Pour into greased pan, 9″ by 5″ by 5″. Push batter up the corners of pan leaving center slightly hollowed for well rounded loaf. Allow to stand…