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A long time ago, I was a child. (I started out as Cathy First from Colon, Mi.) For the past several years I’ve been an adult. A lot of things went on between those two stages of life; probably no more or no less than anyone elses. My husband and I moved to “da U .P” from southern Lower Michigan several years ago (yes we were trolls at one time). We owned and operated and operate Clementz’s Northcountry Campground and Cabins just north of Newberry, Michigan until May 2015. We have grown kids and grandkids (who all live downstate). My passion is life and all that Nature has to offer us and trying to photograph it in unique ways. Our intention in life is to see all that Nature has to offer us. We hope that you will be a part of our adventures as we cruise through our lives together. Come back often!

Sunday, December 23, 2007


People have been asking for the recipe so here it is;

2 cups sugar
1 cup shortening
2 eggs
1 tsp salt

Cream above ingrediants. Combine 1 cup milk and 1 tsp vanilla; set aside.

Put dry ingrediants in a bowl
2 tsp soda
1 tsp nutmeg
1 tsp baking powder
3-4 cups flour (by the time you are all done, you probably will have used about 6-7 cups of flour)

Add dry ingrediants a little at a time to creamed mixture, alternate with milk and vanilla.

Roll and cut. Bake at 350 for 5-7 minutes. (I lightly grease sheets just the first time)

Where I run into problems, even with a BIG mixer, is adding the flour...it makes such dust no matter what I do (even with the dough hooks!) So, I usually end up trying to mix it in with a wooden spoon (have broke a few of those with this recipe!). Then what usually happens is that I end up KNEADING the flour into the cookie dough. Ya don't want to handle anymore than you have to, other wise the cookies will be tough. I find it is easier to divide the dough in half to add the additional flour before trying to roll it out. Good luck and may God bless...keep the Hoover handy. Seriously, they ARE delicious cookies! And I would love to have you post your experience with the mixing part!~

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