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Archive for the ‘Star Ingredients’ Category

  • 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

  • The Secret Ingredient For The Best Blueberry Muffins

    I’m going to tell you my secret for the most amazing blueberry muffins. I love all kinds of blueberry muffins, but my favorite is a rework of this Tri-Berry Muffin recipe. Oh I love that recipe too, but when my Mom started… Read More

  • Eat Your Water!

    What a lovely surprise! I bit into a cold slice of cucumber that was so refreshing and tasty! I like cucumbers, but didn’t expect to have such a delightful experience. It’s unbearably hot outside and that cucumber cooled my throat… Read More

  • The Cornier the Better!

    What did the corn say when he was complimented? Aww, Shucks! I didn’t have a map of the corn maze, so I had to play it by ear! Have you heard this one: Did you know there’s an app for… Read More

  • Dear Dad: How the lessons you taught make the best fried chicken.

    With Father’s Day upon us again, I wanted to make my dad a dinner worthy of his love and influence on my life. Out of all the meals Dad loves, his favorite remains classic Buttermilk Fried Chicken. As I made this… Read More