Category Archives: Weekend Cooking

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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A Good Food Book: New York in a Dozen Dishes

One of the best parts about visiting new places is tasting new foods and/or visiting new restaurants. It’s been ten years since I was last in New York City and I doubt I’ll be there anytime soon, but when I … Continue reading

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Book Review and A Recipe: Fried Green Tomatoes At The Whistle Stop Cafe

Author: Fannie Flagg Publisher: Random House, 1987 I just finished re-reading Fannie Flagg’s Fried Green Tomatoes At The Whistle Stop Cafe and, believe it or not, I loved it just as much as the first time I read it over twenty … 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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Book Review: Delicious!

Author: Ruth Reichl Publisher: Random House, May 6, 2014 Genre: Literary/Food Fiction Source: The publisher via TLC Book Tours I’ve been anticipating this book for a long time. I knew I would love it before I even had it in … Continue reading

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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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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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Weekend Cooking: Dumpling Soup

A couple of weeks ago a friend took several vacation days from work so she and her daughter (along with nieces and cousins) could spend days making ravioli – hundreds of them. It’s a tradition they’ve done every year a … Continue reading

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