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Archive for the ‘Star Ingredients’ Category

  • 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

  • Turkey How-To

    The first Thanksgiving back in 1621 lasted for three days. That must have been a lot of cooking! Did you know turkey was not the main dish at the first Thanksgiving? More likely, it was venison. Today, nearly 88 percent… Read More

  • He’s Nuts for Peanut Butter!

    What is more American than apple pie? Peanut butter! November is National Peanut Butter Month and my husband couldn’t be happier. Peanut butter is probably my husband’s favorite food. He can find a way to enjoy peanut butter with anything… Read More

  • Laissez Les Bons Temps Rouler!

    Let the good times roll! October 12th is National Gumbo Day. There are festivals all over Louisiana this month to celebrate their state dish. Lucky for those who are close enough to attend! I’m going to celebrate in my own way by… Read More

  • Do you PSL?

    It seems a little crazy that stores start displaying Halloween costumes and coffee shops start selling PSL (Pumpkin-Spiced Lattes) in early August. But when the time is right, I love a yummy PSL. The taste and aroma of anything with… Read More

  • Feelin’ It For Fermented Foods!

    Have you tried Kombucha? People are going crazy for gut-friendly Kombucha! Forbes estimates that $1.8 billion will be spent on the fizzy, fermented tea drink in 2020. While Kombucha may appear to be a new phenomenon, fermented foods and beverages have… Read More