Vincent Price Cooks? Now That’s a Scary Thought!

When first holding this cookbook, one might think it is a photo album.  It must win the prize for the most unusual cookbook cover with its plush leatherette embossed with copper.  It just feels like something special in your hands.  And indeed it is.  But then it hits you – Vincent Price, the “Merchant of […]

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Sourdough Paul

Yes, I know it says “Sourdough Jack,” but my brother Paul has always been the sourdough in our family.  Paul is a retired firefighter and paramedic, so of course cooked for his fellow firefighters.  Paul loves this book.  In fact, he carries his with him when he travels back to the states from his home in Tonga, which means it […]

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Paul Newman’s Hole-in-the-Wall Gang

There is no argument that Paul Newman was one of the greatest actors of our time, but he also touched, and continues to touch, the lives of many children with his “Hole-in-the-Wall” camp for kids.  When Mr. Newman first started his food company, Newman’s Own, with only his homemade salad dressing, he probably couldn’t envision it ballooning into […]

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Homemade Baby Food

Look at that little face!  When your children are born, you want to do everything that you think is best for them.  Before my oldest daughter, Kristina, was born, I was determined to breast feed and make her own food.  I was encouraged by most to breast feed, but a lot of people thought I […]

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Cooking for Cash

Did you realize that if you love to cook, there are thousands of contests out there just waiting for your next great recipe?  And that you can win anything from an apron to a million dollars?!  But maybe you don’t know how to find these amazing contests, or understand the rules to enter.  Well, I […]

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My Mom is the Original Martha Stewart

Happy Mother’s Day, Mom!!  Today my blog is all about you because I have to tell the world how wonderful you are. Just look at that beautiful movie-star face; but it doesn’t even come close to the beauty inside.  My Mom is beyond words.  She is talented, kind, generous, and endlessly patient.  Everyone loves her.  My […]

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Saturday’s Recipe: Overnight Buttermilk Pancakes for Mother’s Day

Make the batter for these pancakes on Saturday, and you will have a Mother’s Day Sunday breakfast all ready to go!  You could even serve mom breakfast-in-bed!  Part of the batter has to sit overnight, where it develops an incredible flavor, sort of like sourdough pancakes.  Then in the morning, just add the remaining ingredients as […]

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Ain’t Life Grand?!

I lost the dust jacket from this book long ago, so it’s not much of a photo.  However, the recipes will make up for it.  Great Dinners from Life is a classic from Time-Life Books.  The first few lines say:  “This is a book for people who like to have friends in for dinner.  It is […]

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