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Bread Whore ~ TOAST

I’ve always loved great toast. And apparently, I’m not alone.  I read somewhere the other day that toast has become a “thing“. Affected, terribly cool people are flocking to certain restaurants … Continue reading

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All That Lemony Goodness – Lemon ~ Raspberry Thumbprint Cookies

  ” I want a cookie…” Generally speaking, those four words don’t usually raise shrieks of alarms in your head. But, then again… you don’t live up on the hill here … Continue reading

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Kitchen Fodder ~ Gettin’ all PC (pressure cooker) on some sauce

 Test #1 of the CooksEssentials 4.5 Qt. Microwave Pressure Cooker First of all, I’m going to do a bit of housekeeping and apologize to Jane. .. the rest of you … Continue reading

September 17, 2014 · Leave a comment

Kitchen Fodder – Testing the CooksEssentials 4.5 Qt Microwave Pressure Cooker

Just to set the record straight… No, I wasn’t given one of these units to test and make nice about… No, I wasn’t contacted by QVC or Cooks Essentials to … Continue reading

September 16, 2014 · 2 Comments

Baleful Bounty – Scalloped Potatoes

Scalloped potatoes – that mainstay of Church Homecoming potlucks – the master of family Sunday dinners – the keystone of just about every holiday get together… And, face it… most … Continue reading

September 8, 2014 · 1 Comment

Baleful Bounty – Curry Glazed Carrots

Baby . Chantenay . Carrots You remember earlier in the season when I told you about my fantastic brainstorm to create these stunningly amazing growing baskets out of chicken wire, … Continue reading

August 15, 2014 · 4 Comments

Baleful Bounty ~ Sauce Rustica

With Summer in full swing, the garden should be producing to beat the drum. However, after the issues I had earlier in the season, I’ve played it safe on the … Continue reading

August 13, 2014 · 2 Comments

Taste of Summer ~ Saffron Steamed Mussels

  There are memories of sea things that will always remind me what a magical time & place summer is at the ocean… Being pulled away from Lost in Space … Continue reading

August 9, 2014

Goofin’ on Grandma

Oddly, I come across a recipe for Grandma Pizza about once a month. I see it… I think, “huh, all those tomatoes and oil… that can’t be good.” And I … Continue reading

August 7, 2014 · 1 Comment

Peering down the Pie Hole ~ Summer Peach Pie

  For a period of time, I lived in the attic loft of a building we operated as a rental house. It was a great space – peaceful – quiet … Continue reading

July 18, 2014 · 3 Comments

Six, the Easy Way ~ Vegetable Tamales

Mexican Restaurants – Whether it’s the strength of the margaritas, the freshness of their chips, the scoville scale of their salsa, or just how “authentic” it all is; everyone has their … Continue reading

July 13, 2014 · 3 Comments

Garden Project 2014 ~ Busy as Bees

With the recent late afternoon storms and hot , hot – ninth ring of hell hot – summer afternoons, the Early Sunglow Corn has shot up like kudzu.  Sun and … Continue reading

July 12, 2014 · 3 Comments

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