Category Archives: Weekend Cooking

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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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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