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Handy Kabob Trick

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   Read More …

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Hate Discolored Guacamole? Just Show Your Pits!

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,   Read More …

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Amazing Steak from the Story City Locker!

Recently I made a visit to the new Story City Locker. I was so impressed. Everyone on staff was very friendly and helpful. The locker itself was spotless and glistening.   Read More …

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Cinnamon -Truth Be Told!

So You Think That Is Cinnamon?   Practically everyone knows cinnamon, and knows it well. Children love cereal laced with cinnamon, graham crackers that are cinnamon flavored, and of course   Read More …

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It’s The Little Things…

Little touches mean a lot. Stocking your refrigerator with you guest’s favorite wine, picking up the dishes when a friend has you over to share a bite, whatever it is,   Read More …

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Before or After?

Roasted vegetables are so good. They are especially good when they are just a bit crispy, not soft and soggy. Sliced sweet potatoes roasted in the oven are a favorite,   Read More …

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Cranberry Breakfast Braid

  Breakfast Braids are easy to make with frozen pastry dough. Check out a previous post about breakfast braids to get the simple directions. To make the breakfast perfect for Thanksgiving,   Read More …

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Make The Best Turkey With This Easy Trick!

Holidays meals often center around turkey. Turkey, the traditional ‘bird’ for Thanksgiving can be delicious. Sadly however, it can be dry and not bursting with flavor. Fix that! It is   Read More …

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Inviting Place Settings

Setting a welcoming table for me is just plain fun. I enjoy having people over for dinner and love all the fuss that goes with it. I want my dining   Read More …

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Dress Up Your Table!

For years I have had a large dining room table and love it, especially when family or friends are gathered round to enjoy good food and conversation. I must admit   Read More …

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“Chestnuts Roasting On An Open Fire…”

Oh my!  These lyrics are heart tugging as well-known words of The Christmas Song. The lyrics and music were written way back in 1946. Finally! Something that was around before   Read More …

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Out Of Eggs? Don’t Panic!

Nothing is more frustrating than getting ready to bake something and reaching into the refrigerator to find the egg basket empty! How did that happen! You always have eggs. Not   Read More …

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It’s Great To Grate Your Butter!

Don’t you just love flakey piecrusts? How about fruit crisps covered in a buttery crumble.  Best of all for me are scones that melt in my mouth.  There is a   Read More …

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