Category Archives: Food

Book Review: Hungry

Subtitle: What Eighty Ravenous Guys Taught Me About Life, Love and the Power of Good Food Author: Darlene Barnes Publisher: Hyperion, July 2013 Genre: Food Memoir Source: Publisher via TLC Book Tours Most mothers today send their kids off to … Continue reading

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Whip Up Something New: Scones

We have fresh raspberries! Aren’t they beautiful? We’ve been standing in the garden, snacking on them right off the bush. But now they are coming in in larger numbers, so I went looking for a special way to use them. I’ve … Continue reading

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Weekend Cooking: Willie Bird’s Restaurant

A couple of weeks ago I told you about 500 Foods To Eat Before It’s Too Late. The book has lots of wonderful recommendations for eating great food all over the United States. I also enjoy getting recommendations from Diners, Drive-Ins and … Continue reading

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Are You Looking For A Good Place To Eat?

Getting recommendations for good places to eat is something all good foodies love to do. Jane and Michael Stern have been recommending such places for over thirty years. They have written numerous books on the subject, have a weekly spot … Continue reading

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Memorable Cookie Jars

Back in the early 1940’s my mom bought the Humpty Dumpty cookie jar you see above. It has been cracked several times and mended but is still a beloved member of the family. My mother’s generation believed that a good … Continue reading

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When Your Neighbor Gives You Lemons . . .

One of the nice neighbors here in Windsor came over just before Thanksgiving with a big box of homegrown Meyer lemons. My ambitious d-i-l, Genevieve, had all sorts of ideas for these beauties. Right away she put them in glass … Continue reading

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It’s A Day For Soup

You know how some days are just right for making soup? Well, today is one of those days. I have my big pot out and I’m thinking about what I have that can go in that pot. Ever wonder who … Continue reading

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Cooking With My Hands Plus a Recipe

Lots of cooks are very uncomfortable about putting their hands in or on the food they are preparing. I’m not one of them. I don’t stick my fingers into a boiling soup pot nor do I cook with dirty hands. … Continue reading

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Looking For The Perfect Breakfast In A Muffin

Last week I was telling you about making muffins for Christmas morning. I did just that this week for a big multi-family celebration. They all turned out fine and earned the multi-yummm award. I made cherry lemon, a cranberry pecan, … Continue reading

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