Archive for January, 2014

Tasty treats are often the highlight of a get together with friends. Oh of course the good company is note-worthy too! I always love to do a bit of grazing at the food table and try new things and old favorites. This is especially fun when everyone brings something to   Read More ...

Chop Salads are unique and just plain good. So maybe ‘chop style’ pasta should be good too, right? A typical chop salad consists of the usual salad ingredients and dressing. The unique part is all the ingredients are set on a cutting board and are chopped up with two large   Read More ...

What could be better than coming home from work in the middle of winter, opening your door, and inhaling the fragrance of homemade macaroni and cheese? Try as you might you won’t find a cardboard box or foil-lined envelope covered with ‘cheese dust’. Nope you made it yourself and your   Read More ...

Chicken kabobs, steak kabobs, veggie kabobs; gosh I like them all. Grilling season is the time when food skewers are put to use probably more frequently than any other time of the year. Skewers can be used all year-long as we did just this past Christmas. Our youngest made Thai   Read More ...

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Granola bars are healthy and good for you, but can be pricey and it seems too often the granola bars that are less expensive have a bit more sugar in them, and a bit less healthy additions, than you might like. The solution is to make them yourself. The recipe   Read More ...

Years ago a friend baked a checkerboard birthday cake for someone in her family. I was so impressed, and so intrigued. I just knew there had to be a way to put special designs inside a cake. Not squares or stripes, but little shapes specific to the occasion. Hearts came   Read More ...

Years ago I could always tell when my kids had been hitting the Cheese Popcorn. First of all I didn’t buy it often. When I did I was like the ultimate control freak and would dole it out in small, plastic bowls in an attempt to make it last. You   Read More ...

Guacamole is a favorite for many. It seems even those who really don’t like avocados often still enjoy a good guacamole. That is one of life’s mystery I guess. Anyway, whether you make your own, which is my choice, or buy it ready-made, it seems once the guacamole sits out   Read More ...

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Moist and full of flavor these nuggets are healthier than most, and will satisfy your hunger and urge to indulge! These are great since often you aren’t quite sure exactly what is in your purchased nuggets. Now you do! Mix some  up and bake them in any size you want.   Read More ...

Tuna salad cannot come to mind without those little round cans. You open the can and the tuna inside looks and smells just like cat food. Sorry, but you know it does! The trick is to turn the 5 ounces of mashed fish into a good tuna salad. What you   Read More ...

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