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Community Kitchen: Swiss Mennonite raisin nut pie via Ohio

Grandma Ida Badertscher’s raisin nut pie reminds me of pecan pie, but without the overwhelming sweetness. The pie not only sets taste buds tingling, it serves up a whole lot of family history as well. When I got the recipe as a young bride, I had no idea that the more than 50-year-old recipe – …

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It wouldn’t be Halloween without Dum Dums

When you sift through your kid’s jack-o’-lantern pail this Halloween, you’re sure to find at least a couple of Dum Dums. You’ll probably recognize the tiny ball-shaped lollipops from your own childhood. Because in 89 years they’ve hardly changed at all. “They taste the same as when you had them as a kid, or your …

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