Archive for June, 2013

Butter cream frosting is the handiest frosting. It is good on just about everything that needs frosting. So many recipes for  butter cream frosting have no business having the word ‘butter’ in the title. Shortening, margarine, or yes, even lard are often called for in butter cream frosting. So it is time   Read More ...

The bowl of chips sets on the table, calling to you to come over and indulge. You know you shouldn’t start nibbling. You really don’t want to. But what the heck, maybe just one. Then before you know it you have eaten a ton of the chips. You feel gross   Read More ...

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  Bananas are high in potassium. You know it. You have heard it. Your mother told you. Low in potassium? Have a banana. Not so fast! First of all, why do you need potassium? Potassium helps to build proteins and also works to break down and use carbohydrates. Potassium builds   Read More ...

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Rhubarb is a favorite of so many people, me included. Crisps, pies, breads, and muffins are all typical ways to use rhubarb. How about something different and something easy?  I love this recipe because it requires no oven-use, which I really appreciate on a hot, summer day. It always seems counter-productive   Read More ...

Rhubarb is a standard in many homes once spring arrives. Rhubarb crisps, muffins, breads, and pies all appear and before too long the novelty of rhubarb may have worn off. Try Rhubarb Salsa! It is just plain good. Dang good to be blunt. Mix it up and place in jars   Read More ...

  Food adventures are one of my favorite things. Trying new foods, new techniques, new restaurants and new gadgets are all exciting. So why not try alligator!  I was quite surprised when alligator was in my market’s frozen, seafood section. I had to try it. I was just plain curious   Read More ...

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I remember poppy-seed cake. I remember my neighbor making it for my sister’s birthday. It was layered, had a delicious custard filling, and beautiful frosting that looked like basket weaving. In my memory it seemed this cake was made yearly for my sister, when in fact it was probably once.   Read More ...

Years ago as a kid we enjoyed bakery items with poppy seeds. Poppy-seed kolatches and poppy-seed cake with custard filling were two unforgettable treats. All made from scratch and made at home.  Once opened poppy seeds were kept in the ‘spice’ cupboard in a mason jar to keep them fresh.   Read More ...

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As soon as most people hear the word salad, typically one of two things come to mind: greens or mayonnaise. Well surprise! The salad has neither. It is just plain different and just plain good. Strawberry Salad is yet another way to utilize the bounty of June’s fresh berries. Not   Read More ...

Father’s Day Menu   Tasty, filling, and easy to eat, this menu is packed with soon to be favorites! All of these recipes are great for preparing ahead of time! Pick up a bag of dad’s favorite chips to make the perfect (and easy) accompaniment. A perfect meal for dad!   Read More ...

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