21 September, 2018

French Toast – Does It Have Italian Roots?

French Toast – Does It Have Italian Roots?
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  You don’t have to be French to enjoy French Toast. How did this breakfast treat get its name anyway? Well there’s quite a controversy going on the web concerning this. Here are two different answers according to Answers.Com. “It wasn’t actually made in France. Some think it was discovered in a Italian-Latin recipe book
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4 September, 2018

Take Five Minutes (Cinqui Minuti) For Five Favorites

Take Five Minutes (Cinqui Minuti) For Five Favorites
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September signals the beginning of Fall, school resuming after summer, and harvests emptying gardens of summer vegetables. Change is in the air and can effect many areas of our lives. Are you ready for the transition?  The five favorites for September include a fun video from Dr. Oz and Pasquale Sciarappa on the healthy aspects
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31 August, 2018

Life Is Short So Let’s Make Dessert – Peach & Blueberry Cobbler And Vanilla Ice Cream

Life Is Short So Let’s Make Dessert – Peach & Blueberry Cobbler And Vanilla Ice Cream
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We had to have one more day before school starts to have some summer fun with the bonus grands. When they visit, we always plan a cooking adventure, most of which are edible. 🙂 The girls are great sports, as they go along with whatever is planned. Sometimes we cook lunch and eat it, or
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27 July, 2018

Junior Chef Creates Blueberry Swirl Rollup

Junior Chef Creates Blueberry Swirl Rollup
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We interrupt our scheduled zucchini recipe series to insert one more blueberry delight. I can hear the sighs of relief from around the globe. 🙂 Hubby was out in the garden pulling the last of the blueberries from the plants along with our bonus grand Ellie and I decided we needed to make something in
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24 July, 2018

Blueberry, Blueberry Muffins

Blueberry, Blueberry Muffins
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Believe it or not, I’m somewhat burned out from cooking zucchini recipes. I am ready to bake something other than zucchini. [Insert LOL or hahaha. An emoji doesn’t come close to the gut-splitting laugh I’m experiencing from that statement.] Since our two little blueberry bushes produced about 10 pints of blueberries this year, I had
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13 July, 2018

Seashore In Seaside – Foodies Delight

Seashore In Seaside – Foodies Delight
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Well, I have to say the trip from the Portland area to Seaside takes about two and a half hours. Our trip took us seven. Why? Because we ate and drank our way across the city and countryside winding our way through the mountain pass and down to the seashore.  We left at a reasonable
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6 July, 2018

You Say Banana, I Say Muffins, Breads, Cakes…

You Say Banana, I Say Muffins, Breads, Cakes…
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Bananas are one fruit I put my foot down when it comes to buying organic. You may not believe this, but I was told by the produce manager of our local market that there is no such thing as a truly organic banana. Well, I guess he should know. I found several articles that are
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26 June, 2018

Clockwork Orange… And Pistachio Energy Balls

Clockwork Orange… And Pistachio Energy Balls
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While waiting for the garden to grow summer produce, I’ve been trying to be patient. I go out to the garden every day and check the progress of the tomatoes, onions, garlic, zucchini, peppers, broccoli, scarlet runner beans, cucumber, fava beans (favas are really tasty as evidenced by this prior post FAVA), sugar snap peas,
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19 June, 2018

Anytime Is Cookie Time – Especially Pistachio Cookies

Anytime Is Cookie Time – Especially Pistachio Cookies
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Pistachio – what an odd name for a crazy little nut. According to Wikipedia, the pistachio is a member of the cashew family originating from Central Asia and the Middle East.  Pistachios are a nutritionally dense food. They have quite a few amazing health benefits. And are an excellent source of good fat, fiber, antioxidants,
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5 June, 2018

Bob’s Red Mill Cooking Class – French Macarons

Bob’s Red Mill Cooking Class – French Macarons
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When you love cooking as much as I do, you can imagine I also enjoy a good cooking class from time-to-time. In fact, when we travel there is always at least 2-3 cooking classes on the agenda (or more if I can squeeze them in). I love to see other cook’s processes to create a
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29 May, 2018

A Lovely Bunch Of Coconut Macaroons

A Lovely Bunch Of Coconut Macaroons
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Macaroons have long been a favorite of mine but I don’t make them because of the obvious – I’d eat them! I’m the only person in this household that likes macaroons, so I would have the opportunity to eat the whole batch. Sharing these coconut delights with neighbors and friends is an option, but a
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25 May, 2018

To Dip Or Not To Dip – Chocolate Espresso Sauce

To Dip Or Not To Dip – Chocolate Espresso Sauce
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  Might you think this is a caffeine jolting chocolate sauce? I would if I saw the ingredients. Since caffeine doesn’t affect me like it does so many other people, I’m probably not a great judge of the impact the caffeine in this recipe may have. Espresso combined with chocolate….. Let’s start with why this recipe
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