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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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Virginia Willis Shares the Secret of Perfect Southern Biscuits

Virginia Willis Shares the Secret of Perfect Southern Biscuits

on May 29, 2018, 7:26 AM / in Food

These biscuits are the cat’s meow   By VIRGINIA WILLIS  Virginia Willis is a chef, TV host, educator, and cookbook author. Her most recent book is Secrets of the Southern Table: A Food Lover’s Tour of the Global South.   My friend and colleague Dr. Marcie Cohen Ferris is a professor in the Department of American Studies at the University of North […]

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Biscuit-Topped Chicken Potpie

Biscuit-Topped Chicken Potpie

on May 23, 2018, 7:20 AM / in Food

Hands-on Time 35 Mins Total Time 1 Hour 15 Mins Yield Serves 6 (serving size: about 1 1/2 cups) Nothing says comfort more than Biscuit-Topped Chicken Potpie. We love the fluffy deliciousness of the biscuit topping while still delivering a healthy meal the whole family will love. How to Make It Step 1 Preheat oven to 425°. Step 2 To […]

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How About Something Different…. One Hell of a Salad Dressing

How About Something Different…. One Hell of a Salad Dressing

on May 3, 2018, 6:41 AM / in Food

Herbed Buttermilk Ranch Dressing We love our Salad dressing and around here we grow our on herbs just to enhance them. That is why we are doing something different today…. Here is how we make it…… 1 cup buttermilk 1/4 cup mayonnaise 1/4 cup sour cream 1 small garlic clove, pressed 2 tablespoons minced shallot 1 tablespoon finely chopped fresh […]

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Growing Sweet Corn from Sowing to Harvest

on April 28, 2018, 6:22 AM / in Food, People

Corn that’s had to travel miles to get to your plate will be past its peak, but cobs that have been picked in your own garden just minutes before cooking deliver a real punch of super sweet taste. In this short video we show you how to grow super sweet corn, from sowing and planting to knowing exactly when it’s […]

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Top Health Benefits Of Whiskey

on March 7, 2018, 7:08 AM / in Food

We really didn’t know this, but if you are a moderate whiskey drinker you could very well be living life healthier than the rest of us.  Whiskey is a popular alcoholic drink consumed all over the world. It is prepared from grains. Different varieties of whiskey are available providing unique flavour, aroma and elegant colour. It is usually consumed during […]

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EASY VEGETABLES TO PLANT IN EARLY SPRING

EASY VEGETABLES TO PLANT IN EARLY SPRING

on February 12, 2018, 6:43 AM / in Food

By Farmer’s Almanac  FAST-GROWING VEGETABLES TO HARVEST EARLY The secret to a bountiful early harvest is choosing the right seeds. As you peruse catalogs or seed kiosks, keep this in mind: Choose cold-resistant vegetables to plant this spring and well begun, you’ll be half done. COLD SNAP PEAS Got a sweet tooth? Grow sugar snap peas (Pisum sativum var. macrocarpon) for a sweet and […]

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Our Best DIY Food Gifts for Every Budget and Skill Level

Our Best DIY Food Gifts for Every Budget and Skill Level

on December 11, 2017, 8:59 AM / in Food

HANNAH BURKHALTER Going the DIY route for gifting this holiday season? Good call. Here’s your guide to making (not-lame) food gifts your loved ones will actually use and enjoy. No matter how crafty you are in the kitchen or how limited your budget, we have you covered this year. Let me guess. There are a lot of wonderful people in your life you want […]

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Hungry, Yet In A Hurry….Here Are the Healthiest Fast Food Salads

Hungry, Yet In A Hurry….Here Are the Healthiest Fast Food Salads

on November 29, 2017, 6:00 AM / in Food

Cooking Light rounded up the salad menus from a handful of the top national fast food chains. They compared nutrition numbers, refined their list, and then went through their drive-thru to sample the salads for themselves. There were, of course, some losers, but we successfully found some clear winners: as in healthy, delicious, salads that—yes—the Cooking Light dietitians, would order while on […]

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One-Dish Weeknight Dinners

One-Dish Weeknight Dinners

on October 31, 2017, 6:25 AM / in Food

Simplify weeknight cooking with these wonderful, one-dish dinners that come together in a flash. Chicken, Broccoli, and Brown Rice Casserole Chicken, Broccoli, and Brown Rice Casserole Recipe This healthy whole-grain spin on a comfort food classic is indulgent, creamy, and a guaranteed family-pleaser. Weeknight Lemon Chicken Skillet Dinner Weeknight Lemon Chicken Skillet Dinner Learn how to make this easy, 30-minute […]

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What’s Really in Oreo Cream Filling?

What’s Really in Oreo Cream Filling?

on October 31, 2017, 6:17 AM / in Food

By REBECCA FIRKSER   |   extra crispy Since their introduction in 1912, Oreos have been one of the most popular cookies in the United States. The cookie’s continuous popularity likely has something to do with the fact that they are relatively simple: just two chocolate wafers and a glob of sweet white filling. You may have noticed that any time that filling is mentioned […]

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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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