Lemon Cream Shortcakes

Rich, tender, lightly sweet, and perfumed with the scent of lemons. Lemon Cream Shortcakes pair perfectly with mounds of fresh sweet berries and a big scoop of lightly sweetened heavy whipped cream. Take your summer celebrations to a new level by making this tasty treat for your friends and family. The key to making really good Lemon Cream Shortcake […]

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Mexican Rice – Grandma’s Secret Recipe

Glorious grains of Long Grain Rice toasted to perfection and bursting with robust flavor of savory tomatoes, onion, garlic, chicken stock, peas, and carrots. Each modest ingredient providing added complexity to otherwise simple dish. Well prepared Mexican Rice is more more than a side dish when you add patience, care and good ingredients. True Slow Food. My grandma’s […]

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Summers Gift: Fresh Tomatoes and Homemade Ricotta Cheese

I’ve been waiting all summer for those first tomatoes to ripen in the garden. Anticipating the first taste of the tomatoes that have been allowed to ripen on the vine in the glow of the summer sun.  Developing their sweet, slightly acidic, juicy, full flavor and all their delicious goodness to be picked and enjoyed […]

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Kicking Buffalo Chicken Legs with Creamy Blue Cheese Dressing

The spicy heat of Buffalo Chicken Wings and cooling affect of Creamy Blue Cheese Dressing have never tasted so good! A truly American creation. Traditionally the wings are seasoned, deep fried, and then tossed in vinegary hot sauce and melted butter. A really good pairing of two flavors. I had a taste for this combo during the Super Bowl, […]

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Mexican Rice and Beans the Dynamic Duo!

In Italy the Tuscan’s are know as the “mangiafagioli” or the bean eaters.  I’m proud to count myself among the bean eaters of the world.  For that matter a rice eater too!  Beans and rice the unsung hero’s of any Mexican meal. What a perfect pairing as side dishes to accompany Chicken Mole, Enchiladas, Tamales, Tostadas, Fajitas, or any […]

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Deep, Dark, Rich, and Chewy Brownies!

The Brownie.  A true American baked good.  Did you know the first recipe developed in 1896 as Brownies didn’t have any chocolate?  Most people couldn’t imagine a brownie without the ubiquitous chocolate.  But, by 1904, chocolate found its way into the revised Brownie recipe.  Fast becoming a favorite treat to share with friends and family.  Everyone has a favorite type of brownie they like.  […]

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Thanksgiving Leftovers, Second Take!

Ah…Thanksgiving leftovers.  For my family it was always tradition to plan for leftovers.  That was part of the ritual of Thanksgiving.  Everyone would revisit what was in the refrigerator and make up a plate of their favorite dishes.  I especially loved making “Thanksgiving on a bun,” leftover soft rolls with turkey, stuffing, cranberry sauce, sweet […]

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Betty Crocker’s New Picture Cookbook: Thumbprint Cookies

  With Thanksgiving leftovers in the refrigerator and Christmas lights and decorations going up around the house.  It is time to turn to the season of holiday baking and cooking. Instead of trying to figure out what gift to buy for someone.  How about making homemade gifts instead?  This coming month I’ll give you hints, […]

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Who Put The Devil in Devil Eggs?

  Thanksgiving is just 6 days away!  And what is on my mind?  Deviled Eggs. As long as I can remember there was always a appetizer platter at every Ramon’s Thanksgiving celebration, consisting of Stuffed Green Olives, Black Olives, Midget Sweet Pickles, Stuffed Celery, and Deviled Eggs.  I couldn’t wait to have my very first taste of a […]

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New School Pumpkin Pie Filling

“Don’t mess with a good thing!”  Well sometimes messing with a tried and true recipe can be good!  The Libby’s Pumpkin Pie Recipe is one of those recipes that has become the standard in the American home and professional kitchens for Thanksgiving.  When family and friends gather together in homes, hotels, and restaurants on this holiday, it is expected […]

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