Simple Baked Eggs

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I’ve noticed a new trend among some of my city-dwelling friends and acquaintances lately – they want to raise chickens in their back yard. I’m not sure why. Maybe it’s with the idea that the eggs and meat from these chickens are healthier. Or perhaps it’s a longing for a simpler way of life or… Read More

Freezer Tips: 7 Things You Never Thought About Freezing

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Freezer Tips I have this thing about waste. Definitely something I share with the Amish. These frugal people will save four green beans left over from one meal, stuff that most people would throw away. Though my parents never gave me the “starving people all over the world” speech, I still hate to throw food… Read More

Recipe Wrangling

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It used to be that we cooks would keep recipes together in a neat little box, plastic or wood, and have our favorites ready to go at a moment’s notice. I remember the box my mother kept handy—that, and a copy of her red-and-white checkered, spiral-bound copy of the Better Homes and Gardens New Cookbook…. Read More

Come and Get It: Easy Chicken Pot Pie

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Come and Get it: Easy Chicken Pot Pie “Hey, Mom! What’s for dinner?” –Every kid ever born. Let’s face it: sometimes, even though we know we should be grateful for food to prepare, we tire of cooking. We’ve made the same old meals for thirty years and nothing sounds good. Yes, we should be ashamed… Read More

First Impressions and Avocado Hummus with Jalapeno

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I’ve been thinking about first impressions lately, and how they are often incomplete. Take my oldest son, for example. He’s quite tall at almost 6’ 7” and people frequently make assumptions about his interests and abilities. Three or four times each week he has someone ask him the same three-word question: “basketball or volleyball?” when… Read More

Nellie’s Bread Crumb Cookies

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I have a bookcase in my kitchen that holds a number of cookbooks. There are well-known ones, like The Joy of Cooking, or the all-familiar Better Homes and Garden New Cook Book – you know, the one with the red and white checks. However, I also have a number of cookbooks I’ve bought for fundraisers… Read More

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