Food

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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Garlic cloves

Garlic cloves

on October 22, 2014, 7:29 AM / in Food

Just saw this on Wheel of Fortune Can’t wait to try it. No more one at a time peeling…. Break up a clove of garlic into individual cloves. Put them in one metal bowl and cover with another metal bowl Shake the bowls for 25 seconds All the skins come off and no having to peel off by hand I […]

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Confirmed: Bacteria From Bees Possible Alternative to Antibiotics

on October 15, 2014, 7:23 AM / in Food, National News, News

Hat tip to Linda B for this item…..   (Have you checked your pH today?) Heather Callaghan Activist Post Not just a possible alternative – but totally a preferable alternative to antibiotics whenever possible. People are already using this incredible healing substance without having needed a nod of approval from researchers. And no, we’re not talking about using the actual bees. […]

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No rolling pin is needed for Skillet Chicken Pot Pie

No rolling pin is needed for Skillet Chicken Pot Pie

on October 9, 2014, 3:17 PM / in Food

Compliments of Southern Living…… Refrigerated pie crusts give you a leg up in the preparation of this classic comfort dish. Ingredients CHICKEN PIE FILLING 1/3 cup butter 1/3 cup all-purpose flour 1 1/2 cups chicken broth 1 1/2 cups milk 1 1/2 teaspoons Creole seasoning 2 tablespoons butter 1 large sweet onion, diced 1 (8-oz.) package sliced fresh mushrooms 4 […]

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OK It’s Super Bowl Weekend and Everyone Wants to Snack

OK It’s Super Bowl Weekend and Everyone Wants to Snack

on January 31, 2014, 5:30 AM / in Food

Spinach-and-Artichoke Dip I am told that this is a go-to appetizer for parties, this spinach and artichoke dip has all the creamy-inside, brown-and-crispy-on-top texture and cheesy taste that makes dips like this appealing, but with less calories and fat. Now if I could just afford it….. what do I need? 1/2 cup fat-free sour cream 1/4 teaspoon freshly ground black pepper 3  garlic […]

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N’uh Uh! You can never cook just enough spaghetti

N’uh Uh! You can never cook just enough spaghetti

on November 13, 2013, 6:21 AM / in Food

By Andrea Agardy / Tullahoma News, Tennessee Try as we might, there are just some codes that humanity hasn’t been able to crack — at least not yet. Outside of comic books and movies, people still can’t fly unassisted. No matter how much women wish it were true, or how much empathy it would create, men can’t have babies. I’m […]

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