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Archive for the ‘Star Ingredients’ Category

  • The Root of My Love for Root Veggies.

    I just received a ray of sunshine in my mailbox. The first seed catalogue of the year! This catalogue is all about root vegetables, and the pictures are gorgeous! Cooking with “winter produce” can be as much fun and creative… 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

  • Oodles of Noodles! And Crickets Too.

    “Butta la pasta!” “Throw in the pasta” is an Italian expression that essentially means “I’m on my way home.” Just hearing the word “pasta” has me thinking of my favorite Italian recipes. It all starts with the noodle. Pasta was… 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… 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

  • Smoothie Time!

    In the hot months of the summer, we find ourselves melting in the sun, hoping for a cool breeze. I find that the perfect way to cool off is with a delicious smoothie. Although ice cream may be an easier treat… 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. August 18 is designated as National… Read More

  • Become Your Own “Lord of the Fries”

     It’s National French Fry Day! This year, Friday the 13th is your lucky day! This Friday is a day entirely dedicated to french fries. It’s National French Fry day! Before jumping into the world of fries, I feel like it’s necessary to pay… Read More

  • Joy at the Farmers Market

    Oh, the possibilities that come to mind when I visit my local farmers market. Farmers markets have a special allure for me. The fresh fruits and vegetables are the main draw, but I also love checking out the products that… 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 influence and love on my life. Out of all the meals Dad loves, his favorite remains classic Buttermilk Fried Chicken.   As I… Read More