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Broccoli And Cauliflower Salad

Broccoli and Cauliflower Salad with smoky bacon, pine nuts and raisins is an updated version of a classic broccoli salad that appeared at most potluck dinners and backyard barbecues that I attended as a young girl growing up in Texas. I … Continue reading

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How Does Your Garden Grow

How Does Your Garden Grow? Perhaps you are like Mary in the old nursery rhyme and have a flower garden with “silver bells all in a row” or perhaps you are more like me and have a vegetable garden with tomato … Continue reading

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Bourbon And Brown Sugar Glazed Pork Chops

There is something special about a sweet and tangy sauce slathered on pork. Bourbon and  Brown Sugar Glazed Pork Chops served alongside turnips cooked three ways reminds me of growing up in the south. I’ve taken several of my favorite … Continue reading

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The Secret To A Great Tomato

The secret to a great tomato is to grow it yourself. Whether you have one pot growing outside your backdoor or a large vegetable garden in the country, there is nothing as rewarding as the flavor of a freshly picked … Continue reading

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Stir-Fried Beef With Broccoli, Peppers And Onions

Asian inspired food, especially Chinese, is one of the most popular cuisines found around the world. Whether it is eaten in a restaurant or ordered for takeout to have at home, we all seem to enjoy it. Stir-Fried Beef With … Continue reading

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Spaghetti Squash With Chicken Meatballs And Basil Tomato Sauce

When it comes to preparing a recipe, it is only natural to be lured into cooking one that is a little naughty. We see wonderful food on the covers of magazines and on food blogs that is very tempting. I … Continue reading

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A Taste Of Italy…Cavolo Nero Con Fagioli E Patate

If you have ever dreamed of traveling to Italy, finding a small trattoria out in the countryside, and sampling some of the wonderful foods you have read about for years, then you are like me. I think we all hope … Continue reading

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Growing By Leaps And Bounds

It is fascinating to plant a tiny seed and watch it grow. I know what you are thinking…she must be some kind of a nut if she thinks watching plants grow is interesting. But if you look at the photos, … Continue reading

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The Flavors of Provence, France

When I think of spring, I often think of trips taken to Europe. It is such a lovely time of the year to visit. The weather is still a little cool, the countryside is green and the flowers are all … Continue reading

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Roasted Mediterranean Chicken Dinner

During the summer, my husband and I do lots of entertaining at the lake. When having friends for dinner, we like to serve something that is easy to prepare and that everyone will enjoy. One of our favorite things to … Continue reading

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