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Welcome to the March kitchen and all its promise. Shall we begin?

Michael Coleman can't find the maple bourbon spicy pecans of which he read. In a similar vein from a discussion about salads and spring, here are additional requests. Can you stir up sugared pecans for a green salad studded with strawberries and those pecans? How about an avocado salad dressing that won't get brown?

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In sending this favorite cake, DJS waxed nostalgic about her Grandma Victoria. "She was an amazing lady who raised seven children during the Depression, helped raise many of the 30-plus grands and never complained about anything, ever."

The Depression produced in her generous creativity. "She used what she had from their garden, her vast home canning and a few pantry staples. Growing up, I always thought she just loved oatmeal (as did I) since it was often included in her burgers, loaves, breads and even a pie that resembled pecan, just no pecans."

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