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Celebrity Cooking

I find what celebrities cook in their own kitchens more interesting than what they wear on the red carpet.  With clothing, they just name the designer, but with cooking, there is always more of a story behind a favorite recipe.  Regis and Kathie Lee, and now Kathie and Hoda, seem to love having cooking segments […]

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Cooking with Herbs

I bought this beautiful, coffee table cookbook in 1989.  After reading this inspirational book, you will want to go out and plant a garden, or at least put a pot of herbs on a sunny windowsill.  Since it is such a large cookbook, you can only imagine the incredible photographs that grace every page.  The […]

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The Sugar Plum Tree and other Culinary Delights of Childhood

I don’t remember the first food I ever tasted, but I do remember all of the food in books my Grandmother and Mother read to me.  The Sugar Plum Tree by Eugene Field is probably the first one I recall.  Imagine a 2-year looking at this photo and seeing a little girl holding up an […]

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Memorial Day and a 1940’s recipe

Memorial Day is sacred in our country, as it should be.  I wanted to honor my Dad today, who was a World War II veteran.  This is a photo of the ship on which he served during the war, The USS Porter.  I would also like to honor my friend Lisa’s son, Will, bravely serving in […]

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Cookbook Give-Away for the week of 5-31!

Just in time for barbecue season to begin, here is a great outdoor cookbook from the Culinary Arts Institute, published in 1975.  There are recipes for picnics, backyard barbecues, a rib and corn fest, beach parties, cooking on a boat, camp cooking, and backpack meals.  This is a great cookbook!  I use mine all the […]

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Delectable Stuffed Eggs for a Memorial Day Picnic!

Everyone seems to love stuffed eggs for a picnic, especially to celebrate Memorial Day.  These are my absolute favorite eggs to bring to a picnic.  They are always gobbled up very quickly, leaving me wishing I had made a double batch! Pesto-Stuffed Eggs 8 hard-cooked eggs, halved1/3 cup fresh basil leaves1/4 cup mayonnaise2 Tablespoons butter, […]

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Saturday’s Recipe: Super Baked Beans for Memorial Day!

I have been making these baked beans for years.  The variety of beans makes it a little more interesting than the average baked beans!  It’s really good and will feed a Memorial Day crowd. 6-Bean Bake 1 package (12 ounces) bacon, diced1 large onion, diced1 can each of cut green beans, lima beans, kidney beans, […]

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Happy 33rd Anniversary!! (plus the cookbook I bought on our honeymoon!)

First thing I have to say is Happy 33rd Anniversary to my sweetheart!  Bill and I were married on May 28, 1977 in Marin County, California.  Our marriage produced two of the best daughters any parents could ask for.  We are truly blessed.  I love you, Bill! I bought this cookbook on our honeymoon in […]

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