Category Archives: Food Talk

Trying Something Different In the Kitchen

Last Fall my husband and I were evaluating our eating habits. There were two things we were concerned about: we were eating out too much which lead us to not-so-healthy eating. We knew we were a little burned out by … Continue reading

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Root Beer Pulled Pork

Last November I told you about a great Christmas food book, An Old-Fashioned Christmas by Ellen Stimson. In that post I mentioned that I was going to experiment with a recipe for Root Beer Pulled Pork. Well, I’m ready to … Continue reading

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Weekend Cooking: Using Maple Syrup In New Ways

Maple Syrup is something I have always taken for granted. It’s what I buy to put on pancakes and waffles. Sometimes I buy Mrs. Butterworths and sometimes I buy a brand that says “Real” Maple Syrup. I recently became aware … Continue reading

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Blushing Peach Jam – Revised by the Next Generation

Back in the 1970’s my mother-in-law, Rena, introduced the family to a jam she made with her own home-grown peaches and red raspberries. Rena was well known as a superb cook, but this new jam took her to the level … Continue reading

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Relish: My Life in the Kitchen by Lucy Knisley

Author: Lucy Knisley Publisher: First Second  (April 2013) Genre: Graphic Novel/Food Source: Public Library   One of the first graphic novels I read was Lucy Knisley’s French Milk. It was so charming that it made me want to dabble more … Continue reading

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We Live in a Chili Nation

Chili Nation caught my eye as I was perusing the food-book shelves at my local library. Chili is one of my husband’s favorite dishes and I’m always open to trying a new chili recipe. (Not that he is open to … Continue reading

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The Perfect Egg Salad Sandwich

Last week I finished reading Heather Lende’s If You Lived Here I’d Know Your Name. I so thoroughly enjoyed the book and spending time in Heather’s world in small-town Alaska. I felt in sync with this woman in many of … Continue reading

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Bonding Over Fry Sauce

My two granddaughters live over 600 miles away. I miss them a lot but I try to make the best of the times when we are together. I especially like the times when I can have one-on-ones with each one … Continue reading

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Weekend Cooking: Do You Need a Recipe for a Good Appetizer?

I don’t know about your crowd, but the party food around here has changed in the last few years. Three organizations I belong to have asked each member to bring an appetizer. I’m okay with that. I think it makes … Continue reading

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My Version of a Breakfast Sandwich

At the risk of what you might think about the health of my food choices, I haven’t told you that, while traveling on the road, I like to stop at McDonald’s for breakfast. To be specific, I stop for their … Continue reading

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