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Happy Halloween!

Happy Halloween!

HAPPY HALLOWEEN Halloween as Big Business Halloween is right around the corner and you can really tell as stores are filled with orange and black displays, huge selections or costumes from bloody masks that make you look like you were the loser in a very […]

How To Grow Herbs

How To Grow Herbs

HERBS The Spice of Life Learning how to grow herbs for use in cooking or other uses is a fun past time. The use of herbs in cooking goes back thousands of years, so it seems that a practice that has weathered this eternal test […]

THE LOAVES AND THE FISHES

THE LOAVES AND THE FISHES

OR “THE NIGHT I MADE YOU DINNER” First, let me make it clear that I am not comparing myself to Jesus nor can I perform miracles (although I did cook a whole Christmas brunch once – including a quiche – on a barbeque grill.) This […]

Super Easy Caramel “Apples” with Salted Peanut Crust

Super Easy Caramel “Apples” with Salted Peanut Crust

Caramel “Apple” Grapes are first skewered then dipped in melted caramel and finished in in a crunchy crust of finely chopped salted peanuts. It’s a simple, sweet and savory one-bite treat perfect for parties or potluck. These little grapes taste like a caramel apple in […]

Tools of the Trade

Tools of the Trade

Every successful craftsman has their own tools – their “tools of the trade” – things that without them they couldn’t produce the expected results. A home cook is no different. But no cook is the same. Some are partial to cast iron cookware where others […]

**Award Winning** Cucumber Tomato Salad

**Award Winning** Cucumber Tomato Salad

If you are from the South, you have had versions of this Cucumber Tomato Salad at office potluck, at July 4th Barbeque or after church on Sunday. But never is it better than in the summer, when veggies are plentiful and days are sweltering. This […]

Bountiful Blueberries

Bountiful Blueberries

Everywhere you turn, the medical and health world is telling us that red, purple and blue berries can be a Super Food in our diets. Many recipes incorporate berries in ways you would not normally think. But this blueberry muffin recipe is worth a clean […]

Southwest Cobb Salad

Southwest Cobb Salad

The Cobb salad is a main-dish American garden salad typically made with chopped salad greens (iceberg lettuce, watercress, endives and Romaine lettuce), tomato, crisp bacon, boiled, grilled or roasted (but not fried) chicken breast, hard-boiled eggs, avocado, chives, Roquefort or blue cheese, and red-wine vinaigrette. […]

Amazing Avocados

Amazing Avocados

AVOCADOS AS A SUPERFOOD The avocados is a delicious and versatile fruit; although primarily grown in California, avocado are actually widely available year round. The avocado is considered a “superfood” to the diet and health industries. Although the term “Superfood” used by widely esteemed medical […]

Make a Memory on Memorial Day (or Independence Day, or Labor Day .. Or Christmas!)

Make a Memory on Memorial Day (or Independence Day, or Labor Day .. Or Christmas!)

The unofficial beginning of summer is recognized on the last weekend in May with the first official summer holiday, Memorial Day, and wistfully ends with its bookend holiday, Labor Day, in the fall. Both are three-day weekends, and Americans have found plenty of ways to […]