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   Balogreene posted on Recipes  Second recipe, Baked Lynchburg candied apples:
6 cups peeled and sliced tart green apples
3 cups sugar
½ cup Jack Daniel’s Tennessee Whiskey
½ cup (1 stick ) butter, cut into slices

Heat the oven to 375 ° F. Place the apples in a greased 9 × 13-inch baking dish. Sprinkle the sugar over the apples. Pour in the Jack Daniel’s and dot with butter. Bake 45 minutes or until the apples are tender and the sauce is bubbly.

Who is to argue with Miss Bobo, but, I might like Brown sugar better, and maybe some cinnamon?

Tolley, Lynne (2012-12-11 ). Jack Daniel's Cookbook: Stories and Kitchen Secrets from Miss Mary Bobo's Boarding House (pp. 120-121 ). Thomas Nelson. Kindle Edition.

Tolley, Lynne (2012-12-11 ). Jack Daniel's Cookbook: Stories and Kitchen Secrets from Miss Mary Bobo's Boarding House (p. 120 ). Thomas Nelson. Kindle Edition.

   July 4 at 21:13 EST .

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   Balogreene posted on Recipes  I can't chew right now, without chewing the heck out of my lower lip. It is very strange. I haven't had lower teeth for close to ten years, and the uppers were horrible, didn't fit. Now, I paid $600 of my own dollars, $1,000 of my health savings account, and $1,500 of insurance for new teeth. They look terrific, I am learning how to adjust to them. My mouth feels so full, I don't know what to do with it. The dentist said that is to be expected. That is why I can only eat rice, potatoes, eggs, soup, soft food for a while. So, two recipes for dinner tonight. First is Jack in the Beans.

2 tablespoons bacon drippings or oil
1 small onion, chopped
2 tablespoons brown sugar
? cup Jack Daniel’s Tennessee Whiskey, optional
1 can (28 ounces ) baked beans
1 tablespoon spicy brown mustard
2 tablespoons Worcestershire sauce
1 teaspoon liquid smoke, optional

Heat the drippings in a large saucepan. Stir in the onion and brown sugar. Cook over medium heat, stirring frequently, until the onion is soft and golden brown, about 5 minutes. Stir in the Jack Daniel’s, baked beans, brown mustard, Worcestershire sauce, and liquid smoke. Simmer 20 to 30 minutes.

Tolley, Lynne (2012-12-11 ). Jack Daniel's Cookbook: Stories and Kitchen Secrets from Miss Mary Bobo's Boarding House (p. 135 ). Thomas Nelson. Kindle Edition.

I used Bush's Brown Sugar Hickory beans (all my store had ), and it was wonderful, though sweet!

   July 4 at 21:09 EST .

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   Balogreene posted on Coffee Klatch  I can't believe I posted a photo of me. This is in reply to MeiDei. I so want to eat corn on the cob. Can you believe with these beautiful, $3200 teeth, the dentist says I can't? He tells me they won't work right. I've had horrible false teeth for 12 years, in the beginning I could eat corn on the cob, even though the teeth "rocked".

This dentist did TWO impressions, 4 bite fittings, and now I have the final teeth. he'll fix as I need now. He recommended a powder adhesive, which works so well, I can hardly get the teeth out! I can't imagine not eating corn on the cob.

I just got the teeth yesterday. The dentist says I can only eat soft food for a couple of weeks, with the bad teeth I've forgotten how to chew, and how to talk, etc. Yesterday, I tried to eat soft food, and bit the heck out of my lower lip.

But, he thinks I need implants to hold the lowers in, then I can eat corn on the cob (an obsession of mine ).

   July 3 at 19:32 EST .

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   MeiDei  Good luck, we just finished the last of the current corn crop today. If microwaving in the husk remember it's steamed & very HOT - use a good pot holder to remove & before cutting off the end.
July 7 at 18:10 EST .

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   Balogreene posted on Main Page The Lobby  I just want to say good-bye to everyone here. I posted something "horrible" on the Mother-site, accusing people of being stupid and ugly. I know I will be banned.

They were saying ugly things about gays and trannies. I have both in my family, and tried to explain, these people don't believe in God, we should love them, not condemn them. Maybe some day, we can convert them.

Sorry guys, but the ugliness was the final straw. I've seen a lot of ugliness on the Mother-site, but this one ripped my heart out.
June 29 at 17:17 EST .

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   StormCnter  Balo, don't get ahead of events here. You won't be banned unless someone complains to the staff and the staff thinks it should happen. Usually, there is just a warning. Don't leave yet. My email address is We love you.
June 29 at 17:32 EST .

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   MeiDei  I just read your double post Balo - not horrific.
June 29 at 17:53 EST .

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   Iacta alea est  I agree w/ Stormy....don't get ahead of things.
June 29 at 18:15 EST .

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   Bettijo  Someone please educate me. How do you post on the Mother Site? I have posted to lots of the articles I found on the Lucianne.Com. Is that posting on the mother site?

Anyway, Balo, don't run away. We need you. Seriously!
June 29 at 18:21 EST .

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   StormCnter  Bettijo, do you mean you want to post articles on It's not hard, I promise. Email me and I'll help.
June 30 at 05:51 EST .

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   Bettijo  No, I do not want to post articles. Thanks anyway. I just want to read what Balo posted.
June 30 at 17:02 EST .

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   Gerty  Miss Balo--I've been away and computer-free for a few days. Please do not leave! I enjoy your posts and would be sorry if you go.
June 30 at 19:33 EST .

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   StormCnter  Bettijo, go to the Search function at the top of's home page. When the Search screen comes up, type in Balo. Then be sure to put a check mark in the box to Include Replies. Click Search Articles and you will get anything that has "balo" in it. Scroll down for the list of replies and you will find what you are looking for.
July 1 at 05:39 EST .

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   Bettijo  Balo, I cannot find anything "terrible" on your post.
July 2 at 07:40 EST .

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   Balogreene posted on Health & Diet  Hey Bird, how goes it? Is Hagar okay?
June 26 at 18:55 EST .

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   BirdsNest  Hagar is now in Norfolk General Hospital in their extended recovery unit. The pressure sores are responding well to the wound VAC treatment. They are still very painful and he must have pain med before they take him for xrays or scans or if they have to turn him. Then he is out like a light for 4 hrs. I got to see him Thursday, we got there around 10:30. He was talkative and very much like himself for that time. Then they came to take him for a scan, dilaudid given, and they whisked him away. When we got back after having lunch at the cafeteria he was snoring, deeply asleep. Every now and then he would wake, say a few things like "We're going to have ripe tomatoes for the 4th of July" and go directly back to sleep. I did not want to leave so we stayed til almost 5. Said our goodbyes and left him sleeping. He has been eating more, the doctor has lifted the dietary restrictions. He has lost over 40 pounds. He just needs to eat some food every day. I have yet to speak with the attending doctor, he has only been at this hospital for 3 days. I will call the surgeons office Monday and see what his nurse can tell me about the scan and the reason for today's 2 units of blood. I am worried about his care, I know he is not their only patient but he is the only one I care about. His nurse on Thursday was a doll, very much on the side of the patient. She would not let xray move him from his bed to a gurney, they had to take HIS bed. It causes too much pain to constantly move him that way.

That's pretty much the update. No one has told me but I expect he will be there as long as they can keep him there. He has not been out of bed for 33 days.

I don't know what to expect. The nurses can't say much and the doctors are scarce as hens teeth. I will do my best to get some answers on Monday. Til then I will keep my head down and plug along.
June 27 at 19:10 EST .

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   Balogreene posted on Main Page The Lobby  Per the Confederate Flag.
Daddy's family came to this country early. They settled in SC, and the first ancestor we have knowledge of, fought with General Francis Marion (the Swamp Fox ). His grandson fought in the War of 1812, His grandson fought with Stonewall Jackson, and the Confederate Cavalry. Then, his grandsons and grand-nephews fought in WWI. The next grandsons, my father and his cousins and brothers-in-law fought in WWII. Two of them were also in Korea. My father's nephew was in Vietnam (Navy ).

My mom's family is harder to trace, but her great-grandfather fought with the 3rd Michigan (opposite my dad's grandfather at 1st Bull Run/Manassas ). Her father was in WWI, her brother was in WWII, and her cousin was in Vietnam.

Both sides have been great patriots. I know the Confederate Calvaryman owned no slaves. Why must I deny my heritage?

I would never fly the flag outside my house, I don't think it should fly over statehouses, but, I do think it should fly over Confederate cemeteries. I can personally own a flag, or device with a flag.
June 24 at 22:35 EST .

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   Balogreene  And personally, I wouldn't own the flag, although I do own a SC flag (crescent moon over Palmetto ).
June 25 at 20:26 EST .

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   Balogreene posted on Pet Peeves  I was supposed to be at work at 0800 this morning (I know you're all saying, what's the problem My normal working hours are 1000 to 1800 ). So, I left home at 0815 (late, I know ). I hit traffic almost immediately, it took me 2 hours to get to work instead of 45 minutes. The radio kept talking about downed power lines, poles, and trees, after last night's storm. After 2.5 hours, one of my coworkers gave up and went home. All day, I heard on the radio (WMAL, 105.9 in Washington DC ), the blockage was still there. Coming home, I did pretty good, only a bit over an hour.

I just wonder, what took them so long to clear the road? They could have cleared it, and put up a new pole, fix the wires, and clear the trees in the 24-hours between the storm and now. But, the radio says they are still trying, they don't know if they will have it fixed for the morning rush!
June 24 at 20:40 EST .

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   Escaped commieny posted on Balogreene  Balo !!! check with a local mold remedeator ( spell check says I mis spelled ) any way, after the hurricanes our wall next to the A/C got moldy, we had a group come in that sucked all the air out of the house and ducts, replaced THE AC UNIT, all covered by home insur. of course after 35 yrs, they dropped us like a hot potato, but we got the new unit at no cost. Check around.
June 22 at 15:35 EST .

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   Balogreene posted on Dogs, Cats & Critters  We still don't have air-conditioning ($4,000 is more than we can come up with, considering all else we've come up with ). So, today, since it was still over 90 (all month ), I took Ukiko out for an adventure.

We went to McDonald's and got a glass of ice water, and a totally plain cheeseburger for Uki. I keep a bowl on the floor of the front seat, so filled it with cold water, and gave Uki the burger and cheese. (She had not eaten her breakfast, but was happy with the burger ).

We then drove 40 minutes or so, near my work. The old Lorton Penitentiary has been turned into an Arts Center, with a Farmer's market on summer Sundays. Not a great farmer's market, but, since Uki and I were just trying to get out of the house, it didn't matter.

We then went near home to a pet store. Uki wanted a HUGE rawhide bone, bigger than herself! After a couple of minutes, we went home, Uki was nearing Sensory overload.

She and I had a wonderful adventure, loving, talking, just having fun. It was funny, at the Farmer's Market, I was talking to her as we walked, explaining where we were going. A man behind me said "As if it understood". I don't know what she understood, except she was with me, I was paying attention, and we were on an adventure!

   June 21 at 20:13 EST .

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   Gerty  What a beautiful puppy! (I think all dogs are puppies at heart )

As for that silly man---As if HE understood!
June 21 at 20:29 EST .

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   Bettijo  She is adorable!
June 24 at 19:12 EST .

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   Balogreene  Isn't she cute, those big baby eyes. She's 6.5 yrs old, but looks and acts like a puppy. She's an only child (except for four cats ), and thinks she should be worshipped! I try to spoil her a lot. I also chat at her, whether she understands or not, she knows I am paying attention.
June 24 at 20:29 EST .

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   Balogreene posted on Recipes  FS
This one from another Swedish cookbook: Limpa Bread.

Swedish limpa bread is also known as vörtlimpa (“ wort loaf” ), because it was traditionally made with brewer’s malt. This recipe substitutes dark beer; while the flavor is not as intense as when using brewer’s malt, it still provides a quite tasty loaf.
1 (12-ounce ) bottle of dark beer (porter )
1/4 cup butter
1/3 cup dark molasses
21/2 teaspoons salt
1/4 cup dark brown sugar
1 teaspoon fennel seeds
1 teaspoon caraway seeds
1 teaspoon anise seeds
2 packages active dry yeast (41/2 teaspoons )
2 tablespoons freshly grated orange peel
21/2 cups rye flour 2
cups all-purpose flour
3/4 cup cold coffee

1. In a small saucepan, combine the beer, butter, molasses, salt, brown sugar, fennel seeds, caraway seeds, and anise seeds. Bring to a low boil and cook for 5 minutes, stirring occasionally to dissolve the sugar. Cool until the mixture is lukewarm.
2. Sift the dry yeast, orange peel, and rye flour into the bowl of a large mixer equipped with a paddle.
3. Set the mixer on low and gradually incorporate the liquid into the flour. Scrape down the sides of the mixer bowl and exchange the paddle for the dough hook.
4. At low speed, incorporate the all-purpose flour into the dough; increase speed to medium-high and beat for 7 minutes or so, until the dough begins to pull away from the sides of the bowl. Allow the dough to rest in the bowl for 20 minutes. As the dough rests, preheat oven to 300 ° F, then turn it off immediately.
5. After the dough has rested, knead it lightly, either with the dough hook or your hands, until it is stiff and smooth, about 5 minutes.
6. Place dough in a lightly buttered bowl, flipping once to coat with butter. Cover with a clean tea towel, place in the warmed oven, and let rise until doubled in size, anywhere from 1 to 2 hours.
7. Punch down the dough, divide it into even halves, and shape each half into a round loaf. Place on a lightly floured baking pan or wooden paddle (if you use a bread stone in your oven ). Cover with the tea towel and let the loaves rise until doubled in size, 1– 11/2 hours.

8. Preheat oven to 375 ° F. Place a cake pan on the lowest shelf in the oven; position the bread stone (if using ) on the shelf above. 9. Slash each loaf 2 or 3 times diagonally, then brush with cold coffee. Transfer to the oven and place 2 or 3 ice cubes in the lower pan, shutting the door immediately. Bake for 30 minutes, or until a toothpick inserted in the center comes away clean (the loaves should sound hollow when you tap them on the bottom with a knife ). Brush with coffee and allow to rest until cooled before serving.

Schoening Diehl, Kari (2012-07-18 ). The Everything Nordic Cookbook Kindle Edition.
June 21 at 02:09 EST .

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