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Minestrone Soup

Minestrone Soup

Order a Quart of The Italian “Big Soup” Of The Week and a Loaf of Everybody’s Favorite Three Cheese Garlic Bread Salud (cheers) to Italy for this Hearty Vegetable Soup that so many of us have come to love. Minestrone means ‘Big Soup’. Pretty much containing the...

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Up and Running

Up and Running

Pictured above is my freezer up and running and ready to go.  It was the simplest fix that I didn't dream was possible, but am ever so thankful for.  Just a couple of wires that had mingled and melted together.  Thanks to our incredibly talented maintenance guy (Ruby...

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kitchen gadgets

kitchen gadgets

In my opinion they too often get in the way, collect dust, get shoved to the back of the drawer or cabinet. I usually don't purchase them, but THIS ONE is a lifer..."will be in my kitchen for life".  And guess what...it currently has been plopped down permanently in a...

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Grilled Pumpkin Soup

Grilled Pumpkin Soup

This next week we will be grilling a fall favorite...PUMPKINS.  From what I have researched the pumpkin pictured above is known as a Red Kuri Pumpkin/Squash...if you know any different, please let me know.  I discovered this pumpkin last year, fall 2013.  It's...

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Chilis

Chilis

No, not the restaurant...although I could go there just for chips and salsa.  There's just something about those freshly fried thin crisp tortilla chips and Chili's delicate salsa.  'Tis the Season for some chili though.  I've been busy cooking up a couple of batches...

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Fresh ‘n Hot

Fresh ‘n Hot

It's fresh. It's hot, at least we think it is.  Our website is renewed.  There may be a few mistakes here or there that we didn't find. There may be something that you don't like about it. We would like for you to test the waters for us. Let us know what you think....

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Cruciferous Challenge

Cruciferous Challenge

Don’t let the word cruciferous turn you away.  It’s simply a category of vegetables related to cabbage.  My favorite saying, “don’t knock it til you try it”.  Cruciferous broken down, simply has to do with the Latin word meaning CROSS.  For if you look at a growing cabbage plant, it’s four leaves join in resemblance of a cross.  It’s a big word, but it’s really that simple.

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A Lost Art

When you think of a "lost art" what comes to mind?  In this setting I'm referring to the culinary arts.  As of lately I have been asked, by a company, to set my best foot/hand forward and create some scrumptious good ole southern recipes/dishes.  Nothing gourmet at...

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The Queen of Greens

The Queen of Greens

I am often asked, "what is kale?".  If you're not sure what it is, the only example I can think of to describe it to you is...do you remember going to Shoney's or a steakhouse when you were a kid?  They would garnish almost every plate with it.  Kale was the curly...

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The Essence of Tableness

The Essence of Tableness

A table makes a room more inviting.  Imagine a dining room filled with chairs and no table...it seems empty.  You expect a table should be there.  Imagine a living room with a couch and a couple of sitting chairs and no end table and no coffee table.  Sure there are...

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Teachers at Christmastime

Teachers at Christmastime

Pictured above, my Mom, one of my most favorite teachers! Typically this time of the year we parents are wondering, "what is something unique and special to get for our children's teachers to let them know how special they are at Christmastime?".  My thoughts were a...

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Deviled Eggs

Deviled Eggs

This blog is directly a result of the fact that I am preparing deviled eggs for Thanksgiving tomorrow.  They're like the perfect food for the day...they go over well at breakfast, brunch, lunch, snacks, then of course the main dinner.  I am making plenty, for those...

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Something Orange

Something Orange

It seems as though a lot of orange tends to take over the Farmer's Market this time of year.  Crowding out any late summer tomatoes...IT  just takes over.  It is lovely! IT  is anything from a wide variety of pumpkins in many hues of orange...sweet potatoes, peppers,...

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Just…relish

Just…relish

In one sense "Relish" is about taking pleasure in what you are creating in the kitchen.  Relishing the food on your plate.  You've heard this before...we eat with our eyes first. It's easy to get stuck in a rut with your kitchen routine and what you create on a day to...

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