Food

Grandmother’s Pecan Pie

Grandmother’s Pecan Pie

on November 18, 2019, 8:09 AM / in Food

Reader Submitted This pecan pie from my grandmother is so good that I had to share it. The addition of pure maple syrup is the secret that makes it especially delicious. Gran’s pies were the best! INGREDIENTS 3 lightly beaten eggs 1/2 cup white corn syrup 1/2 cup pure maple syrup 1 teaspoon salt 1 teaspoon vanilla 1 cup white […]

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CLASSIC BEEF STEW

CLASSIC BEEF STEW

on October 21, 2019, 9:15 AM / in Food

Stew which feeds 8 to 10. 4 pounds bottom round, well trimmed and cut into 2-inch pieces 1 cup all-purpose flour 1/3 cup olive oil (plus more if needed) 2 large onions, diced (2 cups) 1 6-ounce can tomato paste 1 cup dry red wine 1 pound potatoes, cut into 2-inch pieces (about 4 cups) 1/2 pound baby carrots (about […]

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Come to the Table

on October 21, 2019, 9:07 AM / in Food, Religion

From Psalm 128 “Come to the table, supper’s ready to eat.” All the children come running to find their seat, At the head of the table father takes his place And with all gathered round he says the grace. He’s planned to be home from his busy work, From his place at the table he will not shirk, He affirms […]

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MOTHER’S OLD-FASHIONED HOMEMADE CHICKEN AND DUMPLINGS

MOTHER’S OLD-FASHIONED HOMEMADE CHICKEN AND DUMPLINGS

on October 15, 2019, 7:04 AM / in Food

Shirley Wollard Woodlock of Texas learned to make chicken and dumplings while watching her mother, Jennie Wollard Nunn. “Hers were made to perfection,” recalls Shirley. “She would always say, ‘Don’t forget the bay leaves and the pepper.’” Now Shirley always makes her mother’s chicken and dumplings to bring to Wollard family reunions. The recipe was passed down from Shirley’s grandmother, […]

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Pork Chops ‘Benevento Style’

Pork Chops ‘Benevento Style’

on October 14, 2019, 9:48 AM / in Food

Pork chops all over the news — Give this one a try. Benevento is a city in the region of Campania in the South Eastern region of Italy. Benevento is 50 km northeast of Naples and sits atop a hill with a beautiful view of the valley below and is at the cross section of the Sabato and Calore Irpino […]

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Raising Chickens

Raising Chickens

on October 7, 2019, 8:27 AM / in Food

A BEGINNER’S GUIDE TO RAISING CHICKENS So, you’d like to raise your own chickens? Be sure you’re ready to commit! Here’s the first post of a six-part beginner’s guide to raising chickens. Let’s “start from scratch,” so to speak. WHY SHOULD YOU RAISE CHICKENS? There’s a lot to like about raising chickens in your backyard. The eggs are a real temptation—tastier and fresher than any store-bought eggs […]

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GERMAN POTATO SOUP

GERMAN POTATO SOUP

on October 6, 2019, 6:30 AM / in Food

With vegetables, noodles, and bacon, this German potato soup is a wonderfully simple and hearty meal on a cool night! INGREDIENTS 3 slices bacon 3 cups diced peeled potatoes 1 small onion, chopped fine 2 stalks celery, chopped fine (leaves OK) 1/2 teaspoon salt 1/8 teaspoon pepper rivels (mixture follows) 2 cups milk 3 tablespoons butter 2 cups egg noodles, or make your […]

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NATIONAL WATERMELON DAY: AUGUST 3

NATIONAL WATERMELON DAY: AUGUST 3

on August 2, 2019, 8:45 AM / in Food

It’s ripe, the melon  by our sink. Yellow,  bee-bitten, soft, it perfumes  the house too sweetly. –Albert Garcia (b. 1970) August 3 is National Watermelon Day and one of our favorite holidays in August! Watermelon is the perfect treat for this early August day (and any summer day, really)! IT’S NATIONAL WATERMELON DAY! To quote Mark Twain, “When one has tasted watermelon, […]

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LAVENDER FOR HEALTH AND HOME

LAVENDER FOR HEALTH AND HOME

on July 22, 2019, 6:19 AM / in Food

By Melissa Spencer Lavender is more than just a pretty plant. This fragrant perennial has been revered throughout the ages for its ability to breathe a sense of clarity and calm into every cupboard, room or beauty product in which it dwells. It has long been used as a remedy for a range of ailments from insomnia and anxiety to depression […]

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Herdshares

Herdshares

on July 11, 2019, 8:18 AM / in Announcements, Food

As most of you know, the sale of raw milk is federally prohibited. State-by-state laws vary widely (view our map here). In some states, access is only permitted via a herdshare program. We are seeing more and more interested farmers looking to begin their own operations. We’re also seeing members with already established operations looking to expand to meet demand. […]

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Five Eye-Popping Benefits Of Our Favorite Activity – Gardening!

Five Eye-Popping Benefits Of Our Favorite Activity – Gardening!

on July 6, 2019, 6:57 AM / in Food, People

by High Country Gardens H/T to Bill The many benefits of gardening are all over the news these days. Gardening has something for everyone, from schools to assisted living centers. Here’s our top five most appreciated gifts from the practice of gardening: Gardening is great exercise. Save money on that gym membership! Depending on where you live, gardening can be an […]

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CR Finds Arsenic in Six Brands of Bottled Water

CR Finds Arsenic in Six Brands of Bottled Water

on July 2, 2019, 6:00 AM / in Food

A Consumer Report investigation found that some bottled water contains more arsenic than tap water. Arsenic is a naturally occurring heavy metal that can cause disease and also affect child development. We tracked down and reviewed hundreds of public records and test reports from bottled water brands, and from federal and state regulators. The federal government sets the limit for […]

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KALE, SAUSAGE, AND WHITE BEAN SOUP

KALE, SAUSAGE, AND WHITE BEAN SOUP

on February 24, 2019, 6:48 AM / in Food

To add color and sweetness, substitute diced winter squash for the potato. Whether you use potato or squash, add cooked pasta at the end and you’ve got minestrone. This recipe is from the Eats cookbook   INGREDIENTS 1/2 pound fresh kale 3 to 4 links (about 1 pound) hot or mild Italian sausage 3 tablespoons olive oil 1 large onion, chopped 1 stalk […]

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Toms chicken soup

Toms chicken soup

on January 28, 2019, 8:00 AM / in Food

Put a whole chicken down in a pot of water–cover it and place in oven at 325. Go to work all day long Get home and remove the bones with a slotted spoon add a package of egg noodles and a stick of butter. salt and pepper to taste. You can doctor this up if you want but I like […]

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Masses Should Begin Vitamin C Supplementation To Head Off A Mental Health Catastrophe

Masses Should Begin Vitamin C Supplementation To Head Off A Mental Health Catastrophe

on January 18, 2019, 6:14 AM / in Food

By Bill Sardi Alzheimer’s mental decline can be headed off years in advance of the occurrence of symptoms with the use of vitamin C supplements but not with oranges or apples that are considered to be vitamin C-rich foods. Don’t wait for your doctor or public health authorities to produce a vaccine or a drug to prevent the predicted tripling of […]

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HOMEMADE EGG ROLLS

HOMEMADE EGG ROLLS

on December 30, 2018, 6:49 AM / in Food

These homemade egg rolls are filled with pork and vegetables, all wrapped up and fried to crispy perfection. The perfect make-ahead appetizer for any event! Chinese egg rolls are a great snack or starter for any Asian style meal. These egg rolls can be assembled up to a day in advance and fried just before you plan to serve them. […]

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That Drawer Underneath Your Stove Isn’t for Storage

on December 27, 2018, 8:31 AM / in Food

Is this news to you? Find out what the space is really for. By ERIKA OWEN Originally published by Travel + Leisure Perhaps, like me, you use that drawer located underneath your stove for storing pans, cookie sheets, and muffin tins. Unfortunately, we’ve all been doing it wrong, according to the good people who manufacture stoves. While it does serve as a […]

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THANKSGIVING DESSERT RECIPES: PIES AND PUDDINGS: From Farmers Almanac

THANKSGIVING DESSERT RECIPES: PIES AND PUDDINGS: From Farmers Almanac

on November 15, 2018, 6:18 AM / in Food

When it comes to Thanksgiving, turkey may be the centerpiece of the table, but it’s dessert that can make the meal extraordinary, at least for us. So, here are eight scrumptious pie recipes using everything from classic ingredients like apples and cranberries to the slightly more adventurous combination of maple and bacon. (Yes, bacon for dessert!) Plus, we’ve included two delicious Thanksgiving puddings! […]

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HOW TO COOK A PUMPKIN

HOW TO COOK A PUMPKIN

on October 19, 2018, 6:05 AM / in Food

THE QUICK AND EASY WAY TO COOK A PUMPKIN COMPLIMENTS OF: Here’s how to cook pumpkin the simplest way—plus a selection of delicious pumpkin recipes, from our Blue Ribbon Pumpkin Pie to pumpkin spice pancakes! HOW TO COOK A PUMPKIN Cooking a pumpkin involves cleaning, cutting, and baking—that’s it! First, scrub the outside of the pumpkin with a vegetable brush to remove any visible dirt. Cut off […]

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Baked Mac and Cheese

Baked Mac and Cheese

on September 30, 2018, 6:36 AM / in Food

From the Kitchen of…Rebecca Longshore “I love how my Grandmother Howard’s mac and cheese has a crunchy, cheesy crust over a creamy center.” The key to Rebecca’s grandmother’s dish was evaporated milk. We added a surprise ingredient, canola mayonnaise, to make things extra creamy. Ingredients 10 ounce uncooked large elbow macaroni 1/2 cup canola mayonnaise 1 tablespoon all-purpose flour 1 […]

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