A Family of Famous Foods

If you have been reading our #LegacyCookingProject for a while, you obviously know how much I love our family and our food! While writing this blog/project I have learned so much about our family, tasted food that brought back so many memories, and I am having a ton of fun while doing it! I completely […]

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Harrold & Ruby go to Kinsey

  Kinsey is an unincorporated community just outside of Miles City in eastern Montana. It’s population is approximately 135 people. Harrold and Ruby moved to Kinsey in 1942 because of Roosevelt’s WPA (Works Progress Administration). My Papa (Larry) was pretty young at the time, only about 5. I asked him if he remembered anything about […]

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Hickey Cake- The Scanlan Tradition

I’m not sure about the rest of the Scanlan Clan, but in Larry’s family Hickey Cake is a summer tradition. Our side has an absurd amount of July birthdays, so every July we gotta make Hickey Cake! My grandma (Betty, Larry’s wife) always told us it was called Hickey Cake, because of the colors. The […]

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More On Ruby

Ruby Viola Strausburg was born in 1909 in Kansas. Ruby and her family moved to Fergus when she was 5 years old. Ruby’s father, Sam, was on the school board while Ruby was growing up. Sam and the school board built a new school in 1919, and Ruby’s class was actually the first class to […]

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Great Grandma Ruby’s Cornbread

Harrold & Ruby Scanlan Written & researched by Patti Scanlan   Our Scanlan family story began August 9, 1899 with the birth of Harrold. Harrold was born in Fargo, North Dakota to Ole and Martha (Katie) Winger. A couple of weeks after Harrold was born, his mother passed away.¬†We are told that being newly widowed […]

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