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Archive for the ‘Star Ingredients’ Category

  • Cherry Tomato Love!

    I’m so horrified that as kids, my brother and I threw cherry tomatoes over the hedge at oncoming cars. The splat as the little red bomb hit the car was immensely fun. My brother would throw them high, so they… Read More

  • 10 Best Tips for the Most Flavorful Burgers

    As long weekends go, Memorial Day is one of my favorites. Bring on the picnics, parades and fireworks to celebrate the official start of summer. Like so many summer nights, we’re usually outside grilling something for dinner with our friends… Read More

  • Bring On The Barbecue!

    If you ever need to perk up a lagging party conversation, just bring up the topic of barbecuing. I’m not talking burgers and steaks, I’m talking about the low-n-slow melt-in-your-mouth sweet or spicy or smokey barbecue! I’ve seen eyes brighten… Read More

  • Cinco de Mayo…It’s Fiesta Time!

    Hola! Shake a maraca and samba your way over to join us for a fun El Cinco de Mayo fiesta. Dip into our Chipotle-Black Bean Salsa and sip on a margarita. It’s fiesta time and we’re ready to celebrate. I’m always up… Read More

  • Green Goodness

    Happy St Patrick’s Day. I’m ready to go all green! Green is good, right? When I think of “green”, I think of good things like making environmentally friendly choices, and how the yard turns green with the warmer spring weather…. Read More

  • Add A Little Spice For Your Heart!

    That’s right…I’m having a love affair with some of my favorite spices! And these spices love me back by helping my heart. I’ve always used spices to add flavor to my meals, but after I learned they’re specifically helpful in… Read More

  • Such a Fungi!

      My children gave my husband a book of “Dad Jokes” for his birthday. Like he needs it! He can write a book of these types of corny jokes himself. One of his favorites is: Why did the mushroom get… Read More

  • Gluten-Free? No problem!

    We’re having Sue and Jack over for dinner next week. Sue let me know she doesn’t eat gluten anymore because it tends to hurt her stomach. So, what do I make? I want to be sensitive to Sue. Do I… Read More

  • 2023 Could Be Your Lucky Year!

    I’m a little bit superstitious. OK, let’s be honest, I’m superstitious about anything that will bring me luck!  And like most of us, I’m wishing for good luck in 2023. So when it came time to deciding what to make… Read More

  • Stop and smell the cocoa

    Mmmm, yummm! Have you ever waited for a mug of cocoa to cool down enough to drink? As a child, cocoa wasn’t something we were allowed every day, so those times we did make it were extra delightful. Usually it was… Read More