Archive for December, 2012

No matter what good intentions I have over the holidays to keep my sanity when it comes to eating, I always over-eat. I  over-indulge in foods and drinks I have better control of all year long.  So once the leftovers are gone, the decorations put away, and I find myself   Read More ...

Love, love, love, trying new things in my kitchen.  New ingredients, new tools, new recipes, new gadgets. Recently I mentioned I thought I would like a kitchen food torch, or as some call it, a Creme Brulee tool. Either way I wanted to try one and voila I recently came home to   Read More ...

Categories: Tools of the Trade

Living in the country I have loved having chickens. At first the poultry was for our daughter when only 8 or 9 to help develop her entrepeneurial skills with her little egg business. She is all grown -up now. Next the poultry was for our boys to have a 4-H   Read More ...

Categories: Blog

Every once in awhile I realize I should have prepared something for this event, this meal, this friend. In a pinch I make my fast salsa/dip. If you enjoy salsa you will more than likely love this too!  It is delicious used in chicken or beef tacos, or as a   Read More ...

Do you love those delicious rotisserie style chickens? My family sure does! They are moist and flavorful. You knew it was coming, so sorry to break the news but they are usually quite high in sodium too! So make your own in any weather with less salt, and best of   Read More ...

Categories: Winter Favorites

Cooking for a Crowd? Well Then, Cook ‘For The Crowd’! Whether it was relatives coming for a casual super or our family taking a ‘dish to pass’, it didn’t really matter. We often enjoyed a hot dish, or casserole, my mother made called ‘For The Crowd’! I don’t know where   Read More ...

Categories: Seasonal Favorites

Looking for a side dish that is easy, a bit different, and still delicious? Low sodium and low fat too! Perfect for a holiday dinner, or as a side dish at a barbeque. It is even delicious on a bratwurst rather than sauerkraut. Good warm or cold it adds a   Read More ...

Categories: Seasonal Favorites

Pickled Onions – Low salt and low fat is another plus! Sandwiches, green salads, burgers, pulled pork, even cooked cabbage all taste fantastic with pickled onions along side, mixed in, or as a garnish.  Simple to make, they are delicious!  Any onions work but I like to use a red   Read More ...

Our son and his family are finally ‘home’after living in Alaska the past few years. Their new, beautiful, daughter is a delight. Happy all the time!  So after their long awaited arrival they are here in my kitchen, sitting around our island as we fuss over the little one we   Read More ...

Categories: Blog

The last time I went grocery shopping, okay, we went grocery shopping, I am sure I totally embarassed my husband but on a small scale! (That in itself is sad!) Honestly I have to admit this does really happen from time to time and I think ‘he’ should take it   Read More ...

Categories: Pantry Essentials

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