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SOUP RECIPES: SOUPS, STEWS, AND CHOWDERS

SOUP RECIPES: SOUPS, STEWS, AND CHOWDERS

on October 23, 2017, 7:57 AM / in Food

There’s nothing better than a warm, hearty bowl of soup on a cold day. These stew, chowder, and soup recipes will give you warmth and plenty of leftovers! A wise man once said: “Have a good wife and a rich cabbage soup; seek not other things.” BEST SOUP RECIPES Kale, Sausage, and White Bean Soup Meat, legumes, and a leafy green—what more could you ask for in […]

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PUMPKIN CARVING TIPS AND TRICKS

on October 18, 2017, 9:49 AM / in Food

Whether this is your first attempt at carving a pumpkin or your hundredth, there are many imaginative ways to create something special. In this video our friends at The Farmers Almanac provide a step-by-step demonstration of how to carve a pumpkin. One reason pumpkin carving is so popular is because it’s really fun to do, especially with your children or grandchildren. […]

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Did They See Us Coming?

Did They See Us Coming?

on September 26, 2017, 7:20 AM / in Bedtime Stories, Food

My son turned 21 last week, so we offered to take him and his girlfriend out to their restaurant of choice. They selected a trendy new place that advertised comfort food. As a family we ordered three variations of mac and cheese, two tea cup size bowls of soup, a sandwich made with one portobello mushoom, some fries, two milk […]

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PROTECTING YOUR GARDEN FROM FROST

PROTECTING YOUR GARDEN FROM FROST

on September 21, 2017, 7:23 AM / in Food

From the Old Farmer Almanac Here are tips on how to protect your garden from frost and design a garden to reduce frost damage—plus, a handy chart listing dangerous temperature lows for vegetables. To know when your area gets frost, see our U.S. Frost Dates Calculator and the Canadian Frost Dates. IF FROSTY NIGHTS ARE FORECASTED If temperatures below 32 degrees F are predicted, protect your plants! A moderate freeze with temperatures in […]

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The Making of A 3,2,1 Cake

The Making of A 3,2,1 Cake

on July 2, 2017, 9:44 AM / in Food

This is perfect for those of us with just one or two in the house these days, hate to make a huge cake, (cause I tend to eat it all). This way you can make 1,2,3,or as many as you need. 3, 2, 1 CAKE These individual little cakes are amazing and ready to eat in one minute! They are […]

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To all you steak fans…..

on February 27, 2017, 7:40 AM / in Food

Special thanks to Bill for this. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=S8IXXaAzmho From the Food Beast Tex Mex 1 cup ancho chile powder 1/3 cup smoked paprika 3 tablespoon dried oregano 3 tablespoon dried mustard 3 tablespoon dried coriander 1 tablespoon cumin 1 tablespoon salt 1 tablespoon black pepper zest of 2 limes _______________ Kalbi ¼ cup soy sauce 3 tablespoons sugar 2 tablespoons sesame […]

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Your Health –   good or bad is your doing.

Your Health – good or bad is your doing.

on January 4, 2017, 10:17 AM / in Food, People

Once again  (or is it STILL?) we are being inundated with commercials or as some call it – PUBLIC SAFETY COMMENTS – to get that Flu Shot and then up here in Washington there has been an outbreak of Mumps so the cry is to be sure to get that MMR vaccines – ignoring that most of those who have […]

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Loaded Potato Soup

on December 4, 2016, 6:41 AM / in Food

I love soup… there, damn, I admit it. I love making soup as well. All kinds… this is where we take every leftover we have and make it into a supremely wonderful meal. So this is one of our favorites….. we take those dull baked potatoes and give them  a lightened makeover in this hearty and flavor-packed recipe. Make one […]

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New England Clam Chowder

New England Clam Chowder

on August 9, 2016, 7:15 AM / in Food

It is a little early for this but it one of my sons favorite fall and winter lunches… and we always think ahead. Ingredients 2 cups water 1 large potato, peeled and cubed 1/4 cup minced onion 1/2 teaspoon salt 1/4 teaspoon freshly ground pepper 2 cups minced clams, with juices 1 cup heavy cream (I tend to leave out […]

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A McKinney breakfast: Bill Smith’s Café marks 60th year in the community

A McKinney breakfast: Bill Smith’s Café marks 60th year in the community

on July 4, 2016, 7:38 AM / in Food, People

Chris Beattie,  /  cbeattie@starlocalmedia.com Editor’s Note: If you should ever make the trip to McKinney TX, this is the place to eat breakfast…  Empty plates and full smiles are wall to wall. That same blonde woman is behind the register, her silver-haired boss behind the skillet. It’s got the feel of a family get-together with purposed hustle and bustle. Most […]

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It’s Summer and its time for Fish and fresh veggies … in 15 minutes

It’s Summer and its time for Fish and fresh veggies … in 15 minutes

on June 17, 2016, 7:19 AM / in Food

Julia Rutland,  Coastal Living Pan-roasted Fish with Kale Pesto and Cherry Tomatoes Kale pesto and tender tomatoes are the perfect compliment to a flaky, pan-roasted fish fillet. This easy-to-follow fish recipe looks impressive and can be on your table in less than 30 minutes. Ingredients 2 garlic cloves 2 tablespoons toasted pine nuts or almonds 4 cups lightly packed torn kale (ribs […]

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Cayenne Pepper: The King of Herbs

Cayenne Pepper: The King of Herbs

on March 21, 2016, 7:23 AM / in Food

It is that time of year again –  ALLERGIES from the pollen One thing I discovered years ago is Stinging Nettle.  I had never had any allergy problems until I was in Texas and that was when I found out that the pollen from the Juniper and Mountain Cedar really drove my old body nuts.  So, in my constant search […]

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Make Something New: Orange-Carrot Cake with Classic Cream Cheese Frosting

Make Something New: Orange-Carrot Cake with Classic Cream Cheese Frosting

on December 19, 2015, 7:57 AM / in Food

Add some citrusy zing to traditional carrot cake by adding orange zest and orange juice to the batter before baking.  For an extra punch of flavor, try adding some zest to the homemade cream cheese icing as well. Ingredients 2 cups pecans, chopped 2 1/2 cups all-purpose flour 2 teaspoons baking soda 2 teaspoons nutmeg 2 teaspoons cinnamon 1/4 teaspoon […]

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Ten-year-old, Amish girl, who fled the country to avoid  experimental chemotherapy treatments is now cancer-free!

Ten-year-old, Amish girl, who fled the country to avoid experimental chemotherapy treatments is now cancer-free!

on October 27, 2015, 7:40 AM / in Food, International News, National News

I’ve had cancer (in my late 20’s) – had SLE (Lupus) among a few other major health issues in my life — pneumonia was a regular annual event for many years.  I mention that to say that since I went to the Alkaline diet – pH Balance – I have not had so much as a sniffle from any illness […]

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Peach Cobbler

Peach Cobbler

on July 31, 2015, 8:02 AM / in Food

It’s summer in the South and that means fruit on the tree and fruit on the vine and where there is fruit there is cobbler and the best known of these is PEACH. What do you need? 12 to 15 fresh peaches, peeled and sliced (about 16 cups) 1/3 cup all-purpose flour 1/2 teaspoon ground nutmeg 3 cups sugar 2/3 […]

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Sausage-Hash Brown Breakfast Casserole

Sausage-Hash Brown Breakfast Casserole

on May 8, 2015, 7:28 AM / in Food

Haven’t done this for awhile, but I thought that I would share a dish mom used to make in my later years of teen life while still in residence in the home of my parents. I had forgotten it till it showed up in Coastal Living this week. Mom tweaked it bit. So here it is: Ingredients 1 pound mild ground pork sausage 1 pound […]

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Build a compost tumbler

Build a compost tumbler

on February 20, 2015, 7:09 AM / in Food

By Joe Mooney   /  Backwoods Home Magazine   A few years back, I caught myself becoming a bit frustrated with my compost pile. It seemed that I just couldn’t produce compost as easily as I’d seen others do. Videos, blog posts, gardening magazines — everyone seemed to have the same mantra: “Put it in a pile and let it happen!” So […]

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“Uncle Sam is a horrible nutritionist”

on February 15, 2015, 6:40 AM / in Food, National News

Does that mean I can Eat Again? By Walter Olson They’re finally letting the egg back into the good graces of government nutritionism, long after it had become clear that the cholesterol scare was unfounded [Washington Post] Again and again, health guidelines promoted by Washington have pushed Americans from safer toward less safe food choices, and from long-familiar foods that […]

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From my Sister, we have some holiday tips to observe.

From my Sister, we have some holiday tips to observe.

on December 15, 2014, 7:06 AM / in Announcements, Food, People

  Holiday Eating Tips  1. Avoid carrot sticks. Anyone who puts carrots on a holiday buffet table knows nothing of the Christmas spirit. In fact, if you see carrots, leave immediately. Go next door, where they’re serving rum balls. 2. Drink as much eggnog as you can. And quickly. Like fine single-malt scotch, it’s rare. In fact, it’s even rarer […]

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Hottest Holiday Cookies

Hottest Holiday Cookies

on November 30, 2014, 7:09 AM / in Food

Chocolate Chip Blondies Ingredients: 1 cup all-purpose flour 1 teaspoon baking powder 1/4 teaspoon salt 8 tablespoons (1 stick) unsalted butter 1 cup packed light brown sugar 1 large egg 1 teaspoon vanilla extract 1 cup milk chocolate chips Preparation Preheat oven to 375°F. Mist a 12-cup muffin tin with nonstick cooking spray or line with paper muffin cups. In […]

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