Archive for July, 2014

Pasta dishes are just about my favorite go-to-meal. I love the pasta, the sauces, and the combinations. The other day I was picking some of my late peas. Usually I sauté the pods and eat them just like that. I had waited a few days too many to check my   Read More ...

Summer fruits are fresh and luscious. I love fresh strawberries, raspberries, blueberries, and peaches. So here is a bar recipe that puts a bit of fresh fruit to a good purpose. If you don’t have your own fresh fruit, it will be plentiful at your grocery store or farmers market.   Read More ...

Creating and blending my own spice rubs is something I love to do. I know what is and isn’t in them. Home-made rubs are less expensive than those you purchase ready-made. Best of all, I can control the sodium or eliminate it all together. You would be amazed at how   Read More ...

Raspberry pie is just plain delicious. Seriously, I cannot even begin to describe it well-enough. It has to be my most favorite dessert ever. The raspberries are a bit tart, but just sweet enough. I never add whipped cream or ice cream to my piece of pie. OK, pieces of   Read More ...

My mother canned so much food for our family. As a little girl I remember the glass jars of dilled yellow-wax beans, as we always called them, lining the shelf of our basement fruit cellar. The beans were crispy and delicious, and always a treat. One time when about 8-years   Read More ...

Cold pasta salads are always the rave in summer. They are good, and sometimes even scrumptious. But let’s get serious for a minute. Anything would be delectable if you poured on a heavy mayonnaise-based dressing, refined sugars, lots of bacon and hard-boiled eggs. They would even be yummy if you   Read More ...

We eat a lot of kale every summer. We cook it in just about every way possible. Our son even grilled kale leaves recently that were pretty good too. But, there is always a but; every time I clean kale and strip those leaves from the stems I wonder why   Read More ...

In the past I have added dried cherries to my quick breads, but I have never used fresh, tart, cherries. The result is a flavorful and super-moist quick bread. It is easy to make and so simple but so good.  If you don’t have fresh cherries,  frozen or canned tart   Read More ...

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