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Freezer Pickles 7 cups cucumbers, sliced 2 tablespoons chopped onion 1 teaspoon salt 1 cup white vinegar 1 teaspoon celery seed 2 cups sugar Combine cucumbers, …

An Outdoorsman's Journal

Hello friends, I am guessing that it was probably exactly 40 years ago that 2 high school buddies and I paddled our canoes from near Wisconsin Dells to Lake Wisconsin near Lodi.  Over the …

Museum Notes

The annual Wild West Days festival in Viroqua is coming up soon, on August 19 and 20.  The Vernon County Historical Society will again have a display inside the bank building in the Boomtown on …

Hanley Helpful Hints

My daughter is a fan of Harry Potter and she came across "The Unofficial Harry Potter Cookbook".  This recipe sounds interesting. Boiled Potatoes with Herb Vinaigrette 3 pounds small …

An Outdoorsman's Journal

Hello friends, I had two very interesting experiences last week, one was bad, the other was very good. First the bad, I got an infection in my left thumb that spread to my hand and arm and by …

Life As I See it

Silence had settled over the kitchen like a pall over a casket.  No words were spoken as each person was lost in their own thoughts.  Forks scraping over the plate and coffee slurped from …

Hanley Helpful Hints

Zucchini Cream Cheese Pasta 2 tablespoons olive oil 3 small to medium sized zucchini, diced 1/2 teaspoon oregano 1/4 teaspoon salt 1/2 teaspoon parsley  1/2 cup …

An Outdoorsman's Journal

Hello friends,   This week I can say I am living on the edge of crazy.  Last night my editor, Selina Walters told me that she had to move my deadline up 4 days. I decided to do my …

Hanley Helpful Hints

Butter Pecan Cake Mix Cookies 2 large eggs (room temperature) 1/2 cup canola oil 1 box Butter Pecan cake mix (15.25 oz.) 1 cup chopped pecans 1 cup milk chocolate English …

An Outdoorsman's Journal

This week I have the material for 5 stories, and I have to put it into one so I have to be short on everything I write. Last week I backpacked a section of The Ice Age Trail in Taylor County near Rib …

Hanley Helpful Hints

This past weekend I was able to get together with a group of friends. We always enjoy laughing, catching up, and of course eating.  A friend of mine made an awesome bagel dip and I just had to …

An Outdoorsman's Journal

Hello friends, This week I found the perfect place for you to explore if you would like to do a day hike or multiday trek with a backpack. Read on to get the scoop! This would be one of those …

Hanley Helpful Hints

Snickerdoodle Coffee Cake 1/2 cup butter 2 cups sugar 2 eggs, separated 1/4 teaspoon salt 3 cups flour 2 level teaspoons baking powder 1 cup milk Topping: …

An Outdoorsman's Journal

Hello friends, A man would be a fool to admit in front of friends and his wife at a party that the happiest he is in a years’ time is when he is at deer camp and on an annual fly in …

Hanley Helpful Hints

6 slices bacon, diced 6 potatoes, peeled and sliced 1/2 teaspoon celery seed 1/2 teaspoon salt 1/4 teaspoon pepper 1 teaspoon minced parsley 1/8 teaspoon paprika …

An Outdoorsman's Journal

Hello friends, If you are talking about family traditions I have one for you. Back in 1982 my Dad the late Robert Walters, my brother Mike Walters, our family friend Elmer Schlief and myself did …

Hanley Helpful Hints

Taco Stuffed Shells 16 jumbo pasta shells 1 pound ground beef 1 package taco seasoning mix 1 cup water 1 (16 oz) can refried beans 1 to 2 cups shredded cheddar cheese …

Outdoorsman's Journal

Hello everyone,   This week I, Selina, am taking over the column to fill you all in with recent life updates and new developments in my education/professional development. Today my Dad flew …

Renovation Completion

Hanley Helpful Hints

Magic Chocolate Pudding 1/3 cup granulated sugar 1/3 cup flour 1/3 cup cocoa powder 1 teaspoon baking powder 2 tablespoons butter, melted, plus extra for greasing 2 …

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