3 July, 2018

Take Five Italian Minutes (Cinque Minuti) For Five Favorites

Take Five Italian Minutes (Cinque Minuti) For Five Favorites
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  This month’s Five Favorites topics focus on garden safety, properly washing produce, the many uses of cinnamon, new uses for pasta, and threats to 10 foods with climate change.    Pet Safe Garden – We all want to keep our pets safe year round, however, with summer gardens in full swing, this blog has some
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3 April, 2018

Take Five Italian Minutes (Cinque Minuti) For Five Favorites

Take Five Italian Minutes (Cinque Minuti) For Five Favorites
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During the month, I read many blogs, look at hundreds of recipes, check out new, traditional, and unusual kitchen or food items, and by month’s end have more than five favorites to share with you. But a promise is a promise, so I limit the choices to keep the post short and sweet. And what
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2 March, 2018

Take Five Italian Minutes (Cinque Minuti) For Five Favorites

Take Five Italian Minutes (Cinque Minuti) For Five Favorites
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This month’s Five Favorites includes edible cutlery, kitchen gadgets you can live without but wouldn’t want to, secrets for making a healthy soup, make-ahead dinner recipes, and an entertaining “Build Your Library” quiz.    Edible cutlery. No more washing forks and spoons. You can just eat them! Check this out from Zinc. They believe everyone can change
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13 February, 2018

Good Will Baking – In An Apron

Good Will Baking – In An Apron
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“An apron is a garment worn at the front of the body, since ancient times, for practical, decorative, as well as ritualistic purposes. From the French word ‘naperon’, meaning a small tablecloth, aprons have been worn to protect garments, and indicate status…..Aprons can be made of cotton, muslin, linen, canvas, leather (a blacksmith), rubber, or
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9 January, 2018

Let’s Dress Things Up A Bit – Salad Dressings You’ll Love

Let’s Dress Things Up A Bit – Salad Dressings You’ll Love
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It’s a New Year! Holiday parties are over and it’s time to pay attention to healthy eating again. Salads are an easy way to get back on track. But sometimes it’s the dressings that can derail an otherwise healthy meal. Today’s post features four guest contributors sharing their favorite homemade salad dressings. Meet Antimo Cimino –
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2 January, 2018

Take Five Italian Minutes (Cinque Minuti) For Five Favorites

Take Five Italian Minutes (Cinque Minuti) For Five Favorites
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Happy New Year! Did 2018 sneak up on you like it did me? Wowzer!  1% Factor – What Could it Do For You in 2018 What happens every new year? Most people reflect on the prior year’s accomplishments and perhaps unachieved goals, as they look forward to the new year with anticipation and expectations.  Now
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3 November, 2017

True Lies – Apple Butter Is Not Really Butter

True Lies – Apple Butter Is Not Really Butter
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I confess – I love watching cooking videos and shows. (What did you think I was going to confess to? No need to comment on that!) I could become addicted to these cooking adventures that are so readily available to watch day and night, so I restrict myself to just one or two (okay maybe
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14 July, 2017

Take Five Italian Minutes (Cinque Minuti) For Five Favorites

Take Five Italian Minutes (Cinque Minuti) For Five Favorites
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Summer is in full swing and enjoying these summer days conjures up visions of laying on a beach or in a hammock, engaged in a good book or listening to a fascinating podcast, sipping an iced coffee or tea, eating a fresh-picked juicy peach, catching a quick nap….. BUT the reality is….. time is spent
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29 June, 2017

Ohhh Say Can You Seed? Top 5 Nutrient Seed Giants

Ohhh Say Can You Seed? Top 5 Nutrient Seed Giants
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  If you were a seed, which one would you be and why? Give yourself permission to ponder this for a moment. Me? Well, I would have to say a watermelon seed. I grew up back in the day before cell phones and computers, so a warm summer day pastime would be sitting in the
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19 June, 2017

Take Five Italian Minutes (Cinque Minuti) For Five Favorites

Take Five Italian Minutes (Cinque Minuti) For Five Favorites
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Oh, so you thought this post would include five favorite Italian recipes? No, not this time. This is the new format for the monthly five food, drink, or life favorites I’m sharing with you. Thank you to all who chimed in last month to help name this featured recurring blog. It’s fun collecting a few
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12 June, 2017

Slightly Spicy Caramel Popcorn

Slightly Spicy Caramel Popcorn
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I’ve been testing recipes for America’s Test Kitchen for years. They have a cooking show on TV, do food and recipe demonstrations at local venues around the country, and create cookbooks with these recipes. I don’t remember how I hooked up with them originally, but it has been a fun experience and always interesting to
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15 May, 2017

Cornering the Markets (Farmer’s) And More…

Cornering the Markets (Farmer’s) And More…
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Each month I gather up tidbits to share and this month it was hard to keep the list down to a reasonable size. Since I’ve been writing this blog, I’ve noticed other blogs doing the same thing on a weekly basis. Since my “staff” consists of my dog and hubby, I just don’t have the
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