Category Archives: Cooking

Beets: Easy Peasy to Grow and Bake

Most of us are not lukewarm about beets: Either you love beets or you hate them. My vegetable garden always has room for another row of beets so you know where I stand. Do you, like me, love beets? Have you grown … Continue reading

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InStyle’s Summer Social: Essie, Brancott Estate & Gardein

Last week I was bubbling over about going to InStyle‘s Summer Social. I promised to update you about the brands that impressed me so here goes … When I popped through the door I made a beeline to the Essie booth, … Continue reading

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Brussels Sprouts: Shaved, Sauteed & Delish

My Mom and I were in Ohio recently visiting her brother and his wife. My Uncle Chester and Aunt Shirley are great relatives. They are adventurers who love to visit new places, do things just for the fun of them and … Continue reading

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Mother’s Day: A Perfect Blend of Food, Family and Used Car Stories

On Mother’s Day our two twenty-something children descended on the family home with fistfuls of lovely yellow roses and grocery bags filled with the makings of some really good eats. And the New Jersey “spring” cooperated and gave us a perfect sunny … Continue reading

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Turkey Soup from Scratch

Have you ever made homemade turkey or chicken stock? It’s not at all difficult to make and the resulting broth is very tasty! If you make a fresh turkey at Thanksgiving you can freeze the entire picked-over carcass as is … Continue reading

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Football Today!

Big football games today. Two of my favorite quarterbacks are playing so I’m looking forward to the games. First up? I want the Denver Broncos and Peyton Manning to roll over Tom Brady and the New England Patriots. I want … Continue reading

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WW Lemon Chicken & Broccoli Recipe

When I returned to Weight Watchers (WW) I received the new WW 360 book, which describes the company’s newer whole-life approach to weight loss and healthy living. On the cover is a luscious looking recipe for WW lemon chicken and broccoli … Continue reading

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Cauliflower Recipe: Spicy Side & Game Day Snack

Do you love cauliflower? Yeah, I kinda feel the same way about it, but it is good for us. Most recipes I’ve come across are one extreme or the other: cauliflower covered in a calorie-laden sauce or else so plain … Continue reading

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Ina Garten: I Met My Fave Cookbook Author!

Last week Ina Garten, the Barefoot Contessa, came to Wayne, New Jersey, for a book signing. I saw the article in my local paper and immediately determine that no matter what, I’d be at the Wayne Stop and Shop and … Continue reading

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Bluffton, S.C. Farmer’s Market: Variety!

When you go on vacation do you eat out every meal? Once a day? With three weeks to explore the Bluffton, S.C. area, I figured I’d mix it up some. I mostly prepared my own breakfast and lunch (leftover pizza … Continue reading

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