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Orange Vanilla Chia Pudding

Filed in Real Food, Uncategorized by on March 8, 2019 0 Comments
Orange Vanilla Chia Pudding

The secret ingredient in this creamsicle-like pudding? Orange or tangerine zest!

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Meatless Sheet Pan Dinner with Brussels sprouts and Squash

Filed in Real Food, Uncategorized by on January 31, 2019 0 Comments
Meatless Sheet Pan Dinner with Brussels sprouts and Squash

Meatless sheet pan dinners are a quick and easy way to put dinner on the table. New year, same old dilemma. We would prefer to eat fresh, home cooked food – almost every night! But after a full day of coaxing second graders into their seats, or attending meeting after meeting, or putting out literal […]

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Dark Chocolate Covered Orange Peel

Filed in Canning and Preserving, Uncategorized by on January 30, 2019 0 Comments
Dark Chocolate Covered Orange Peel

Surprise your Valentine with homemade candied orange peel dipped in dark chocolate. As a thrifty Yankee I find it difficult to throw away perfectly good food. Leftover spinach salad gets added to frittatas, dried up cheese ends flavor soup, and even citrus wrappings are turned into sweet candied orange peel. Never had candied orange peel? […]

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Great Mother’s Day Gift Ideas for Cooks and Canners

Filed in Canning and Preserving, Uncategorized by on April 25, 2017 0 Comments
Great Mother’s Day Gift Ideas for Cooks and Canners

Mom’s Day is fast approaching, do you have her present yet? Sometimes it’s difficult to come up with just the right gift for Mom. Flowers are too impersonal unless mom loves flowers. Candy often isn’t appreciated by dieting moms! My first gift as a mother  – a life jacket – is just…..no. The trick is […]

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Special Occasion Sourdough Egg Bread

Filed in Real Food, Uncategorized by on March 21, 2016 0 Comments
Special Occasion Sourdough Egg Bread

Make your own holiday sourdough bread. Every year around Easter-time I get the urge to make a rich, egg-filled bread. Some people make cakes, I make breads. For many years I made traditional hot cross buns. A few years ago it was lemony sticky buns and last year it was Babka. This year’s entry is […]

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Make Your Own Candied Orange Peel

Filed in Canning and Preserving, Uncategorized by on December 8, 2015 0 Comments
Make Your Own Candied Orange Peel

It’s easy to make homemade candied orange peel. Use it in fruitcake or dip it in chocolate for a decadent treat. If you, like me, have a great affinity for oranges, there are probably plenty of orange peels hanging out on your counter. It seems like such a waste to throw them away. Luckily it’s […]

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Best Gifts for Foodies

Filed in Real Food, Uncategorized by on November 27, 2015 0 Comments
Best Gifts for Foodies

Do you want to be known as the best gift-giver in the group? Purchase something from this list and your popularity will soar! This year’s Best Gifts List focuses on small businesses. Businesses where you will find unique, one-of-a-kind, practical and appreciated gifts for all the food lovers on your list. Foodies delight in artisan, […]

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Best Gifts for People Who Love to Cook

Filed in Real Food, Uncategorized by on November 27, 2015 0 Comments
Best Gifts for People Who Love to Cook

Do you want to be known as the best gift-giver in the group? Purchase something from this list and your popularity will soar! This year’s Best Gifts List focuses on small businesses. Businesses where you will find unique, one-of-a-kind, practical and appreciated gifts for all the cooks on your list. First we start with the […]

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Planning Thanksgiving Dinner – The Actual Menu

Filed in Real Food, Uncategorized by on November 19, 2015 0 Comments
Planning Thanksgiving Dinner – The Actual Menu

Now that all the pre-planning is done, let’s choose an actual Thanksgiving menu! No matter which Thanksgiving dinner theme you have chosen, now is the time to decide exactly which items you will be serving. Meal Centerpiece: Due to tradition, and Norman Rockwell, this is usually a large golden baked turkey. However, there are other […]

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Sweet Pickles from Ripe Cucumbers

Filed in Canning and Preserving, Uncategorized by on November 3, 2015 19 Comments
Sweet Pickles from Ripe Cucumbers

Those huge, end-of-the-garden cucumbers make wonderful sweet pickles. Just follow this long-time family recipe. When I was a child in the 60’s and 70’s most meals at Nana’s house included homemade Russian Bear Pickles. The recipe had been passed down from Nana’s mother and was everyone’s favorite. But, as the grandchildren grew up and left […]

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