Category Archives: cooking

Language & food fun: Why Americans don’t pronounce the H in herbs

Language and food are two of my favorite subjects. This is a fun video, and I thought you might like it too! PS: Adam does lots of really good cooking videos too.

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Sweet potato biscuits?

I’m sure you know that I have posted several recipes and videos for and about biscuits over the past couple of  years. Here is one of my favorite YouTube cooks making a biscuit recipe for his Sunday “Old Cookbook Show”. … Continue reading

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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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Thanksgiving Preparations at my house …

It is four 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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Holiday breads (and other treats) – what’s your favorite?

I’ll start out by saying that Panettone is my favorite, and I know how to make it – both the traditional method, and in a bread machine. The machine recipe is a bit dense, but delicious anyway. I like this … Continue reading

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Desserts for the 2021 Thanksgiving holiday!

I have always believed that Thanksgiving dessert is pie, including pumpkin, 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 am considering doing … Continue reading

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Planning for Thanksgiving 2021

Thirty 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 the last two years. As I said I would do (see Thanksgiving post from 2019), … Continue reading

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Halloween treats, old and new

When I was about 7 or 8 years old, trick or treating was terrific. We got wonderful homemade treats and special things like bottles of pop. I remember getting fudge and popcorn balls, candy apples and taffy apples, and the … Continue reading

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Something sweet, crunchy and fun – I hope it will make you smile!

My new favorite cooking channel on YouTube – Refika, from Istanbul, Turkey! PS: She has the BEST recipe for hummus.

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Cooking fajitas – How do you make yours?

I made chicken fajitas last night (and today  for lunch, and probably the rest for dinner tonight). I used to use a bottled fajita marinade made by Jardines in Carollton, TX (https://jardinefoods.com/product/dlj-fajita-marinade/). Hasn’t been easy to find lately, so I … Continue reading

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