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Magic – And Then Some!

It seemed as though I had waited ‘forever’ to visit our youngest in Denver, Colorado! I dragged a bucket of garden tomatoes, jars of this season’s jam, fresh ‘homegrown’ eggs,   Read More …

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The “Sweet’ On Sweet Potatoes, Or Are They Yams?

For years I never liked sweet potatoes unless it was Thanksgiving and the sweet potatoes were covered in melted marshmallows and of course, swimming in a sea of melted butter   Read More …

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Coffee & Chocolates

Occasionally friends stop by for a quick visit. Most of the time the visitors are expected, but once in a bit they just get it in their heads to stop   Read More …

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Where Oh Where Have You Been?

The next time you sit down at your table for breakfast, a snack, or dinner, take a good look at the food on your plate. How far do you think   Read More …

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Say Good-Bye To Watery Salsa!

Tomatoes are so juicy because they consist of about 85% water. Now as far as I know water has never been known to enhance flavor in any dish. Water, as   Read More …

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Are Cherry Tomatoes Coming Out Of Your Ears?

Cherry tomatoes are long-awaited. We relish their fresh deliciousness. Soon we are noticing there are a few too many in the dish. Next we are offering our friends our excess,   Read More …

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Easy Steps For Roasting Peppers!

  Roasted  peppers are delicious! They are good chopped into salads or Mexican dishes, but a favorite use by many is stuffed peppers. Have you ever noticed that often once   Read More …

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Food Combinations

Lucky for me I grew up in a family that enjoyed food. My mother was a very good cook and her meals were delicious, and so complete. Our children used   Read More …

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Salt Flakes: A Nice Surprise!

Coarse salt, fine salt, pink salt, sea salt, salt flakes all make shopping for salt as fussy as shopping for shoes! The latest addition to the salt shelf is salt   Read More …

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My Juicer Is Better Than Your Juicer!

Just the other day our son and his fiancé were out in the yard pressing our early apples for juice so they could make some hard cider. We have had   Read More …

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Sweet Corn – Easy Husking Magic

Husking sweet corn is a pain, pure and simple. The husks come off easily enough but the silk sticks and clings and it seems no matter how picky I am   Read More …

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Throw down some salt!

Everyone knows the myth about throwing salt over your shoulder.What about the truth in throwing salt down on your napkin? Often when eating out and ordering a pre-dinner drink, a   Read More …

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Read Any Good Labels lately?

Have you ever read a label on a mayonnaise jar? I mean have you read beyond the front label claiming to be ‘light”, “fat-free’, or ‘real’ mayonnaise? The ingredient list   Read More …

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