Monthly Archives: September 2014

  1. Another Strong Finish

    Another Strong Finish

    The marriage of two wonderful ingredients I have come to understand and appreciate the love of all things chocolate.   This from a woman who does not crave or care much for chocolate.  As I know this is a favorite...

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  2. Dealing with a Zucchini Surplus? Try These Easy Ideas

    Dealing with a Zucchini Surplus? Try These Easy Ideas

    Zucchinis Whether you grow your own garden or tend to pick up fresh local produce at farmer's markets, it's difficult to miss the Zucchini surplus of late summer and early fall. These prolific squash are easy to grow and fun to...

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  3. The Difference Between Roasting and Braising

    The Difference Between Roasting and Braising

    Roasting chicken in the oven There is a big difference between roasting and braising. The two may be different, but both can be done in the oven. You can roast our food or simply braise it. It is important...

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  4. Meatless Monday - The Transformation of the Tomato

    Meatless Monday - The Transformation of the Tomato

    Bowl of Tomatoes - The start of the transformation I love this part of the late summer which produces the sun ripened tomatoes that are always offered from the neighborhood gardens.   This week I had a plenty of small...

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  5. Apples and More Apples Sour Cream Apple Pie

    Apples and More Apples Sour Cream Apple Pie

      Bushel of Apples Following my last post, I was asked about a favorite Apple Pie Recipe.  I am not a pie gal, so it is rare than I will make or order this treat.  I do remember that...

     

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  6. What's the Best Way to Cook with Garlic?

    What's the Best Way to Cook with Garlic?

    Garlic How much thought do you typically give to the question of what's the best way to cook with garlic?  Do you fully understand and appreciate that garlic isn't just for scaring away for vampires or giving certain foods that immediately...

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  7. Fall Harvest Featuring an Apple Crumble

    Fall Harvest Featuring an Apple Crumble

    Apple Crumble Apples in the Orchard Fall is in the air.  A favorite season for crisp apples and a new bounty in the harvest.  A family favorite with a stepped up topping to make it even more interesting.  This...

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  8. Cookware Sets vs Single: Choosing the Right Cookware

    Cookware Sets vs Single: Choosing the Right Cookware

    Cookware You've just returned home from your honeymoon. You've finally secured your first home. You found the perfect partner and have moved in together, or maybe you're honing your skills for that upcoming audition to the next Hell's Kitchen. Dinner...

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  9. Meatless Monday - Hatch Chile Casserole

    Meatless Monday - Hatch Chile Casserole

    Hatch Chile Casserole In this quest for healthy, I am always looking for new recipes with  layers  of flavor.  One of my favorite Chef’s in the one and only Nancy Waldeck introduced me to Hatch Chilies and yet another...

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  10. Cookbook Reviews: 'First Prize Pies' Takes A Blue Ribbon

    Cookbook Reviews: 'First Prize Pies' Takes A Blue Ribbon

    "First Prize Pies" by Allison Kave Pie is arguably the most classic, homey sort of dessert there is. Almost nobody doesn't like pie, but let's be honest -- the traditional standbys of apple and pumpkin can get a little...

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