Category Archives: Food Talk

A Book On Tour

The Dude Diet: Clean(ish) Food For People Who Like To Eat Dirty by Serena Wolf Publisher: Harper Wave (October 25, 2016) Hardcover: 352 pages It’s been a while since I’ve had a new cookbook. This one has been a nice treat … Continue reading

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A Pie Makes Me Feel Special – Part Two

Last week I shared how I feel about pies: A Pie Make Me Feel Special – Part 1. I also shared a recipe from my daughter Candice for Mixed Berry Pie. As I mentioned, serving a pie to someone makes … Continue reading

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A Pie Makes Me Feel Special – Part One

When someone makes a pie for me it makes me feel very happy. Pies are special and they tend to make the pie’s recipients feel special. At the same time most of the good cooks I know, with a couple … Continue reading

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Can I Offer You A Glass Of Lemonade?

Back in the “olden days” when we thought we were “frugally sophisticated” one of my favorite summer drinks was something we called Yellow Fever. It was a mixture of vodka, lemonade and 7-Up. I liked drinking these while lying on … Continue reading

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How Do You Like Your Biscuits?

I know that in Great Britain biscuits are what we in the US call cookies. Over here biscuits are a versatile quick bread served at many American tables. I have American biscuits on my mind today. Actually, biscuits are always … Continue reading

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What Is Your Fondest Childhood Food Memory?

Can you remember your first cooking or baking experience? How young were you? For some of us it will be difficult to pin down that number. Once or twice a week my mom baked our family’s bread supply. Having a … Continue reading

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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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