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Figgy Pudding or Figgy Jam?

One of the time-honored carols of the season is “We Wish You A Merry Christmas.” Have you ever really paid attention to the words past the …

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Italian Style Sangria

A hot August afternoon, a gathering of friends, and wine. Sounds like the perfect combination to me. Since it was a very hot day, I wanted …

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Junior Chef Creates Blueberry Swirl Rollup

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 …

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Apple Of My Eye – Apple Pie Coffee Cake

Picture this, a woman dressed up in a 50’s style shirtwaist dress, crisply ironed apron tied neatly around her waist, nylons, and heels complete the outfit, …

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Puff The Magic Pinwheel With Pistachios. Parmesan, And Fig

A very special friend was celebrating a milestone in her life. No, not a birthday milestone, one much more important in her life. Her husband decided …

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Close Encounters Of The Stuffed Figs

Figs may not be a favorite fruit for most people, but to an Italian whose family generated from Southern Italy, it’s like “Fruit of the Gods” …

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True Lies – Apple Butter Is Not Really Butter

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!) …

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I Scream, You Scream, We All Scream For Ice Cream

The Portland area is in the midst of another heat wave with temps over 90 degrees. Best way to cool off? In my opinion, ice cream! …

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Tutti Frutti Chips – A Healthy Snack

In 1955 Little Richard recorded a song “Tutti Frutti” that became his first major hit record. The recording has been said to be “the sound of the …

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Eggplant Part Deux – Risotto

It seems like a lot of foods I’ve been cooking lately turn out “brown”. They don’t make eye-appealing or tempting pictures for a blog even though …

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The Misunderstood Fruit – Eggplant

Yes, eggplant is a fruit. It’s considered a cousin to the apple. In fact, in Italian, melanzana was interpreted as mela insana ‘crazy apple’, and that translates into English as mad …

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