Category Archives: Recipes

5 Recipes to Get Rid of Leftover Holiday Ham

Did you make a holiday ham for Christmas?  Do you plan to make a ham for New Year’s dinner?  You are going to have some leftover ham at some point.  Don’t throw it away!  Strategically plan dinners and snacks, with … Continue reading

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10 Innovative Gifts for Home Chefs

As a foodie and lover of kitchen gadgets, I annually compose a list of my favorite gifts for a home chef. Some of these I already own, but some are even on my Christmas wish list. These suggestions are for … Continue reading

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Streamline Your Cooking With Frozen Vegetables

Have you ever considered buying frozen vegetables? Frozen vegetables are a convenient, time-saving short cut when preparing meals at home. Perfect for soups and stews (where the vegetable is NOT the primary ingredient), these packaged foods sometimes hold flavor better … Continue reading

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Autumn Leeks Elevate Mashed Potatoes

Usually harvested in the autumn months, leeks are easy to grow from seedlings and are ready six months after planting. Much like an onion, leeks form a bulb and long, bundle of leaves extend above the ground. Soil must be … Continue reading

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Autumn Flavor Filled Chicken and Dumplings

Being an avid home cook, over the years I have tried many chicken and dumplings recipes; including both of my grandmother’s versions. Although this recipe is simple, it does take about 90 minutes but the deep, full flavor will be … Continue reading

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Kicking My Bread Addiction

Remember last week, I was going to change my eating habits.  After revealing my weight frustration to my doctor, he explained cutting out carbohydrates was more beneficial than exercising. Cutting Out Carbs Better Than Exercise? So, I have really been … Continue reading

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Carbohydrates in Food Trump Exercise

Visited my internal medicine doctor last week, for my six month check-up.  Because I have high blood pressure, I like to keep it monitored. I was actually looking forward to the visit because it would be the first time I … Continue reading

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