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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 me! Nat King Cole put the words in sync with his melodic voice and a traditional Christmas ballad was born.   Read More ...

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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 today! I must admit I have even gotten to the point of having all the dry ingredients in my bowl   Read More ...

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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 common denominator in all of these. I bet you are thinking butter. Well you are partially correct. It is grated   Read More ...

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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, some bell peppers, almost too ripe raspberries, and a few insanely delicious cupcakes I had thought to freeze before they   Read More ...

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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 and brown sugar. Sweet potatoes were meant for holidays, and meant to be dressed up. Not anymore. The push is   Read More ...

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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 unexpectedly. That works too! I always offer them coffee or tea, unless it is in the evening and then that’s   Read More ...

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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 it traveled to land in your kitchen? One hundred miles, five hundred miles? Did you know the average food in   Read More ...

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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 you know, dilutes things. So when you go to all the trouble of making delicious homemade salsa, do you want   Read More ...

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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, and after a bit, they are coming out of our ears. One cherry tomato plant can produce zillions of cherry   Read More ...

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  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 stuffed peppers are filled and baked, the pepper itself it difficult to get soft enough to enjoy? Many try blanching   Read More ...

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