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  • 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

  • Meatless More Often!

    Ten years ago, our dinner always included some sort of “normal meat.”  Pork, beef, poultry, fish or lamb were always considered key to the meal. Plus, I married an Irishman who only needs meat and potatoes to exclaim the meal… Read More

  • Asparagus, Food of the Gods?

    My kids think I’m a little goofy when I gush about a particular ingredient. (I exist so they can make fun of me!) But, seriously, I can rave about asparagus all day long. For many, asparagus is considered a favorite and… Read More

  • Burgers…An American Classic

    As long weekends go, Memorial Day is one of my favorites. Normally we celebrate the unofficial start of summer with picnics, parades and fireworks, but I think this year, more than others, I am focused on the real purpose behind… Read More

  • Green is Good!

    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

  • Avocado Love!

    Shhhh! Don’t tell but I’m having a love affair with avocados! It feels perfectly natural that I love a fruit that loves me back! Actually, It’s not a big secret in our home that I love avocados. I buy them… Read More

  • Salad Cravings!

    Go figure, I’ve been craving salads. I’d consumed my fair share of sweets over the holidays so was thrilled to feel like I really needed to fuel up with healthy foods. Normally, I associate cravings with sweet or salty foods… Read More