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Archive for the ‘Star Ingredients’ Category

  • Olive, Avocado and Coconut…Oh My!

    Which oil is the best to use when I cook? I get this question a lot from my friends. They understand certain oils are “bad” for us….which ones are “heart-healthy,” etc… they just want a clear direction of what not… Read More

  • Celebrate Summer Sides!

    Let’s be real…the sides are the superstars of summer meals. All those fresh veggies and fruits call to me. When I was 8, my family moved to a modest “farmette”. Both my parents had grown up in the city, so… Read More

  • Fish for Fun!

    I asked my husband why he loves to fish. He responded with a whole slew of reasons but said that his favorite fishing has been with his kids. I get it. If you really love an activity, it brings great… Read More

  • Greatest at Grilling!

    Grill season is heating up! Check out our tips and tricks to achieve safe and scrumptious grilled meals.  Safety First! The FDA publishes guidelines on how to stay healthy when grilling. The simplest and most important step is to wash your hands. Sing “Happy… Read More

  • Dill With It!

    Quick, hang some dill over your home’s front door! An old wives tale says that hanging dill over the entrance of a house (or a baby’s cradle) is a symbol of love and acts as a protection against evil. I… Read More

  • Pizza Pizazz!

    I want someone to look at me the same way I look at pizza. – Anonymous I often wax rhapsodic about pizza! I’m not the only one who loves pizza. In fact, 94% of Americans eat pizza regularly and about… Read More

  • Shrimply The Best

    I didn’t know this but maybe you do. It’s the beginning of the Spring shrimping (shrimp-fishing) season. My nephew, Chris, lives in South Carolina and loves to fish. Chris goes out at night to be on the water while it… Read More

  • Pecans Please!

    Oh my golly, we had such a hilarious conversation at the dinner table last week. All I said was that I love pecans. Well, a lot of rousing discussion ensued, we all had to express our opinion of how to… Read More

  • Lovin’ Leeks!

    My sister-in-law makes a delicious Potato Leek Soup. I really enjoy the flavor of her soup, but have only recently had the courage to cook with leeks myself. I think any ingredient I have not used before intimidates me just… Read More

  • Quicker Than Quick!

      “Let’s take as long as possible to get dinner on the table”….said no one! If you’re like me, you’re always seeking ways to shorten the time it takes to make dinner. I have lots of helpful strategies… like making… Read More