Category Archives: cooking

Inexpensive, filling, and healthy foods for a cold winter’s day or evening …

All suggestions welcome! We all try to cut costs, yet eat a healthy diet. I’ll start out with what I’m eating this week. Since I live alone, what I prepare usually lasts for at least three meals. I made a … Continue reading

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What desserts are you serving this Thanksgiving day?

Several years ago I passed on the job of preparing Thanksgiving desserts (meaning pie) to my daughter and her sons. She told me that this year they are making a traditional pumpkin pie, sour cream apple pie, and my younger … Continue reading

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Thanksgiving planning and sharing !!

Planning for Thanksgiving? I have already ordered a free-range fresh turkey that will be delivered on the Tuesday before the big day, and I plan to roast it in pieces after an overnight dry brine. Here’s the process and recipe … Continue reading

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For those who really liked and miss Alton Brown; well, he’s back! Brand-new episodes of #GoodEatsTheReturn Sundays @ 10|9c AND 10:30|9:30c (that’s right — two new shows every week!)

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More salads – garden bounty!

I’m eating a lot more salads these days, mainly because produce is so nice, and my own tomatoes are beginning to yield enough that I have to keep up! Also have jalapeno peppers and cucumbers ripening. I really like any … Continue reading

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1950’s Food – from family supper to party time

A repeat from last year, with one addition: Do you remember ice cream socials? We always had a strawberry and ice cream social at church, featuring ice cream (of course), fresh strawberries, and lots of homemade desserts. The 1950’s was … Continue reading

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Cool treats in the summertime!

What could be better than delicious cold treats when the weather is hot and humid? Doesn’t this look delicious? Here’s the recipe, from King Arthur Flour, Mocha Madness Ice Cream Pie.

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