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  • 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

  • 10 Tips For Easier and Faster Meal Making

    A couple of weeks ago I noticed it was National Lasagna Day. This surprised me as I’ve always thought of lasagna as a cold weather dish. Why would someone pick a summer date as the right time to honor lasagna?… 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

  • Time to Love to Cook

    Do you love to cook? My friends think I love to cook every day and that I’m always making amazing and complicated meals. Not true! I’m just like everyone else who loves to cook, but maybe not every day. My… Read More

  • Flip over French Fries!

     It’s National French Fry Day! It’s only right that there’s a whole day dedicated to celebrating french fries! Monday, July 13 is National French Fry Day and I’m all in to honor this potassium rich and delicious way to cook… 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

  • Grilling…Tips and Tricks

    Grill season is heating up! Check out our tips and tricks to achieve safe and scrumptious grilled meals.  Safety First! The FDA publishes guidelines on how to stay healthy when grilling. The simplest and most important step is to wash your hands. Sing “Happy… 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