We all scream for SNOW ICE CREAM
Jan17

We all scream for SNOW ICE CREAM

We have all been stuck indoors for too long, and I’m sure you think you are running out of creative ideas for yourself or your family to do on a freezing afternoon, plus I think there is another snowstorm coming this way sooo it might be time to make quite possibly one of the best treats you have had in a while. Yep, snow ice cream. My grandmother used to make it for us kids, easy for anyone to make. Yummy for everyone to eat. •...

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COFFEE SOUP
Jan13

COFFEE SOUP

I think this old-fashioned recipe should be the next big thing. It does have some rather odd ingredients like butter, sugar, coffee, and crackers, but I just tried it again and it was delish! My Mom and Grandma Martha would make coffee soup for me on weekends or if I was sick or I think when we had nothing else. I totally forgot about it, then the other day I was thinking about my mom and the funny things she did like make coffee soup...

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You Gotta Ricotta Cake
Nov01

You Gotta Ricotta Cake

This cake is both elegant enough for company and easy enough for a weeknight. I think the secret to making this cake (or cookie) great is to mix the ricotta into the wet ingredients really well, that’s what makes it light. Also, I swapped out a bit of the flour for fine cornmeal and that is in this recipe, you don’t have to. Oh! I was looking for a simple way to apply a powdered sugar design for the top when Dave said he...

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Curtain Call
Sep03

Curtain Call

I say you still have a chance to make the best tomato pie, tomato jelly, tomato salad, or the absolute best tomato sandwich this season. Make it all, then make a sandwich for yourself to savor. Here is how Dave and I approach the classic summer dish. Mediterra* sourdough bread (and never get this pre-sliced, you can do it!) Slab bacon (peppered, cook in a skillet, crisp) Hellmann’s mayonnaise 2 tomatoes thick sliced 2 slices...

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Tomato Jam & Cornmeal Cookies.
Aug18

Tomato Jam & Cornmeal Cookies.

This clever take on a dessert cookie can be served with wine, tea or add them to your August dinner party table. Jam. 2 lb assorted tomatoes 1 cup sugar .25 cup apple cider vinegar 1 T orange zest 3 T orange juice 1 T grated fresh ginger 2 t sea salt 1 t ground coriander 4 whole cloves Add tomatoes to boiling water for one minute to loosen skins, plunge into ice water to stop cooking. Peel core and chop and place in a saucepan. Stir...

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The OONI pizza oven, connecting food and art
Jun04

The OONI pizza oven, connecting food and art

The OONI PIZZA OVEN uses a small amount of space. Delivers on big taste. I ordered ours from Huckberry, a great online catalog. It is simple and fun to use and turns pizza-making into a party. Like Paint Monkey but better. I know you are skeptical but see for yourself in this step-by-step guide to pizza perfection. Step #1 Set it on a solid surface (outside, of course!). Step #2 Add wood pellets and light with a lighter cube, one is...

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