Category Archives: cooking

What are you cooking for Christmas Eve and/or Christmas Day?

For most of us, Christmas is the first or second biggest family event of the year, especially in the cooking and baking department. Some people prefer turkey, some prefer ham, and others (like me) prefer beef.

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Talking Turkey!

Everything you always wondered about or wanted to know about turkeys. From the moment a baby turkey pecks through its shell to the factory that transforms turkey waste into crude oil, in Season 15 , Episode 35 of Modern Marvels, … Continue reading

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Thanksgiving Preparations at my house …

It is five days until Thanksgiving! What am I doing now to prepare for the big day? TODAY (or tomorrow): Make gravy. Because I am roasting my turkey in parts, unstuffed, I tried making this gravy last year, and it … Continue reading

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Desserts for the Thanksgiving holiday!

For me, Thanksgiving dessert has always been pie, but it doesn’t have to be. My daughter and grandson bake pies for dinner at my house, but sometimes I make something too. This year I have a new dessert – Brioche … Continue reading

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Planning for Thanksgiving 2020

Thirty-seven days away! I know it seems early to be planning, but I’ve already ordered my free range turkey from the same local farm as last year. As I said I would do (see Thanksgiving post from 2019), last year … Continue reading

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Baking bread – substitutions during shortages

If you have never watched the Townsends on YouTube, I encourage you to do so! Here’s a video about using other foods to substitute for part of the wheat flour at a time when wheat flour was in short supply … Continue reading

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Favorite cooking shortcuts

I was watching a video this morning by a favorite YouTube cook. I’ll share it here; it’s for Rotel Mexican red rice. One of the points Glen makes is that professional chefs often take shortcuts when cooking at home for … Continue reading

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One-dish crowd pleasers

My daughter and her family visited this weekend and did a huge yard cleanup for me! I am so grateful for all of their hard work! My job was feeding the troops. First of all, I made a new banana … Continue reading

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Yummy Summer Food to enjoy with family and friends

Repeat post. Enjoy, and share your favorites! A couple of days ago our friend Menagerie said this: We need a summer recipe post. I’m craving summer salads with chopped vegetables. Maybe fruit dishes as well. We get so many delicious … Continue reading

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Favorite food? My favorite: Potatoes!

I like foods of all kinds, but I think that potatoes show up on my dinner table more often than any other. I like them prepared every way you can think of: mashed, fried, baked, roasted, hash browns, in potato … Continue reading

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