Making Life Delicious Since 1983

Recipes

Cow or No Cow? Which is the best milk for YOU?

Why do we drink milk? Primarily for calcium and protein, as an ingredient for cooking/baking, and as an accompanying “wet” ingredient for cereal. But I believe most of all, it’s “what we have grown up with”. My categories for consideration (your considerations may be different- especially if

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Super Bowl Dry Rub Chicken Wings

Chicken wings are the #! Superbowl food! I love a flavorful, crunchy wing- and I love that you get the fried texture and tasted, but without frying. Make sure and follow our tips to ensure the best wings possible. Remember to “Make Life Delicious” with fresh spices with the most

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Stuffing or Dressing?

            It’s called “stuffing” if it goes IN the turkey, and “dressing” if it is cooked outside the bird in a pan. There are as many recipes for stuffing/dressing as people. Your favorite recipe may include chestnuts, apricots, cornbread, bagels, even White

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Olympic Watching and Pretzels

The closing ceremonies are Sunday night. There have been ups and downs these past two weeks. Dreams dashed and dreams realized. The closing ceremonies bring closure to the struggle, tears, and again show that we are all one. One group, all pursuing our personal dreams. I plan on

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Za’atar Trendy Seasoning for 2018

Certain spices are now familiar to us, once part of the fabled trade routes of the far East. Cinnamon and cloves are now common for us. But we are still learning about other seasonings and blends. Za’atar is a new seasoning for most of us, but is

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Honeyed Pork Tenderloin with Bacon

This delicious pork tenderloin is great anytime and is a quick and delicious main course for when family and friends come over for dinner. It features honey and Julia’s Spice Blend – as in Julia Child. She originated this blend recipe and recommended it with all cuts

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Mustache Stew on a Sunday Evening

Normally, I take over the kitchen. I’m usually trying out new ingredients or possible new items to sell in the shop, or preparing for an upcoming television food segment here in St. Louis. But, on that rare occasion, my husband will step in the kitchen and take

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Cheeseball Pinecone Appetizer

  It’s holiday time. There is so much going on that we all want festive treats to serve to friends and family, but who has time to make them? Here is a super easy and impressive appetizer to make. It can also be made in a sweet

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Overnight Peaches and Cream French Toast for Company

It’s holiday season and we have friends coming in town to see our great, over-the-top Christmas Traditions Festival with their 3 wee ones. We are so excited to have them stay with us. I’m going to make this simple and delicious overnight French Toast for them. I

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A Ray of Sunshine from Hawaii

I just came back from Hawaii – and want to introduce you to my new friend, Merlinda, or “Merlin” as she likes to be called. She is part of the true American dream. She was born in the Phillipines but her parents went to Hawaii, the big

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Autumn Fruit Salad with Cinnamon Greek Yogurt Dressing

I love a multi-purpose recipe – one that goes great for a breakfast, brunch, a ladies luncheon, or even a dessert. Fresh fruit is the star here – and using apples and pears shows off the Autumn harvest. Ceylon cinnamon adds rich flavor and is known to

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Apple Butter

Apple Butter is so versatile and so easy to make! Gather up Autumn’s bounty and make up a batch of apple butter in your slow cooker! It’s an easy process that you can have simmering all day- and BONUS, your house will smell great! You can cook

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Apple Roses Recipe

The air has turned nippy around here- leaves are falling from the trees and swirling in the streets. It’s this time of year that I love recipes with cinnamon and apples. They seem warm and comforting. This recipe for Apple Roses is easy to make and versatile. It

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The “Why” of a Vanilla Shortage

Look in your cupboard. Go ahead, I’ll wait here… It’s most likely that you have a small brown bottle, the label stained from brown liquid dripping down the side when you have poured it. Vanilla Extract. With the Christmas season fast approaching which includes cookies, cakes, pies,

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Morning Fog and a Huge Warm Hug

I see this picture and start to salivate. I encountered this warm bowl on the coast of Oregon during recent travels. Think of rich, white clam chowder. Soft chunks of white potato and small, sweet shrimp stirred in, then topped with shredded parmesan and a sprinkling of

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Will Dance for Food

Forever the Food Gypsies, we were in Darby Montana this summer and noticed a window flyer for an upcoming Sacajawea Shoshone Indian event in Salmon Idaho- it promised a dutch oven lunch, Indian dance demonstrations, and more. You had me at “dutch oven”… the food sirens were

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Come to the Table

Look past all of the unrest and natural disasters. I see a need and wonderful opportunity for all of us to reach out and connect more personally. When I turn off the television, put my phone down and calm my mind, I come back to what every single person on earth has in common…food.

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