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Archive for the ‘Star Ingredients’ Category

  • 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

  • Mad for Mushrooms!

    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 invited… Read More

  • Here’s to a Lucky 2021!

    I’m a little bit superstitious. OK, let’s be honest, I’m superstitious about anything that will bring me luck!  If there was ever a year to wish for good luck, it’s 2021. So when it came time to deciding what to… 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

  • It’s Chilly, So Let’s Make Chili!

    Do you associate certain recipes with specific times of the year? I sure do! For example, gazpacho made with fresh tomatoes says “Summer” to me. Other recipes feel more like Fall. Chili is one of those dishes that I don’t… Read More

  • From Hot To Not…Favorite Peppers

    If you had to name a food you eat almost every day what would your answer be? Not what you should be eating but what do you really eat every day…your go to? Some might say an apple, eggs, cheese,… Read More

  • Knock Knock! Orange you glad it’s October?

    Ever notice how all the scary movies premier in October? Creepy, frightening, scream-worthy movies and shows portending Halloween. Boo! Why does the entire month need to be so terrifying? My kids love the whole chiller genre, but I don’t “do… Read More

  • Apple of My Eye

    Yay, it’s apple season! I picked up some lovely apples and pears at my area market to make this Apple Pear Crisp recipe. The fragrance as it cooked filled my kitchen and when I pulled it from the oven, I… Read More

  • Honey! Bee Sweet and Help Save the Honey Bees.

    Do you love melons, almonds, cherries and tomatoes? Me too! We need bees to pollinate these fruits and vegetables (and many more), but we are losing honey bee colonies at an alarming rate. Celebrate the honey bee with awareness and… Read More

  • It’s the Year of the Cucumber!

    It’s weird how every year my garden produces an overabundance of a particular vegetable. I’ve had years when I give away tomatoes and soooo many peppers. This year, it’s the year of the cucumber. I mean, every week we are… Read More