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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 […]

Mixed Berry Slow Cooker Dessert

Mixed Berry Slow Cooker Dessert

Mixed Berry Slow Cooker Dessert is the answer to your cravings for a tasty hot dessert but without the heat from the oven? Try this from the slow cooker! This mixed berry pudding cake ends up with the warm berries on the bottom and the […]

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 […]

Crunchy Chinese Chicken Salad

Crunchy Chinese Chicken Salad

This Crunchy Chinese Chicken Salad is perfect for those dog days of summer. This is a perfect place for that deli chicken – even one that came off the rotisserie in the morning and is selling for half price by 4:00 in the afternoon. Sometimes […]

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 […]

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 […]

Classic Southern Deviled Eggs with Shrimp

Classic Southern Deviled Eggs with Shrimp

Memorial Day, celebrated the last weekend of May , is generally recognized as the beginning of summer. With the beginning of the summer, longer days, warm weather and outdoor activities just around the corner, it is often the first time to celebrate with a big […]

Sweet Summer Peaches

Sweet Summer Peaches

Late spring to early summer brings on the delicious peach. With flesh ranging from white to deep orange, the tender, juicy peach can turn up in any dish on the table: beverages, condiments, salads, side dishes and, of course, dessert. According to the U.S. Department […]