Great Zucchini Muffins

  Zucchini Muffins Receipe taken from Simply Recipes. com Ingredients: 2 Large Eggs 1 1/3 cup of sugar 2 Teaspoons vanilla extract 3 cups packed grated fresh zucchini 3/4 cups unsalted butter, melted 2 3/4 cups all purpose flower 1 Teaspoon baking soda 1 Teaspoon baking powder 1/4 Teaspoon Salt 2 Teaspoons Cinnamon 1 Teaspoon […]

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Springtime Veggies.

Finally, Spring is here.  We’ve had so much snow I thought I’d never see the sun again!  With the warmer Spring temperatures our gardens start to bloom.  With the growing season starting so too does the farmer’s market season.  What will be in season?  Check out my list below for some great fruit and veggie […]

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10 Cooking Terms to Know

Al Carbon- In Mexican/Spanish cooking meaning to cook over charcoal or wood coal. Baking Soda- A chemically based ingredient that generates carbon dioxide and is used with acidic ingredients such as sour cream, or fruit juices to create bubble to make the food rise. Baking Powder- This is a combination of chemicals that can make […]

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Ten Terms to Know for Cooking

  I wish I could say I love to cook.  Honestly it is the least favorite household chore I do.  I did not grow up in a cooking family.  Our joke was if it didn’t come out of a box and you couldn’t add water our mother didn’t make it. Well, we thought it was […]

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10 Cooking Terms for November.

I know what you are thinking.  It’s November, the food vocabulary must be about Thanksgiving and turkey! Nah, I’m sure you will be sick of the holiday season by now.  I usually get over it by the time Columbus Day rolls around. I think as I get older the holidays hold less importance for me.  […]

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10 Cooking Terms for October

  Acidity- How tart a wine is.  Body- How heavy or full a wine feels in your mouth. Jammy-A red wine with a full cooked fruit flavor. Tennoir -How a growing region effects a wines flavor. Tekkamaki -Seaweed wrap of Tuna. Yama -Decorative Garnish. Odori -Live Sushi topping. Agani- Tea served at the end. Confit […]

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Where to Find Calcium.

Calcium is a mineral that is a vital part of bones and teeth. The heart, nerves and blood clotting systems also require calcium to work.  Women are often told the are especially prone to calcium deficiency.  You can find calcium in white beans, figs, sardines with bone in, salmon with bone in, bok choy, kale, […]

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10 Cooking Terms to know.

Clarify- A process of removing impurities from a liquid.  It usually accomplished by skimming the surface of the liquid as it is heated. Deglaze- The process of loosening, reducing and dissolving the reside remaining in the pan after meat has been sauteed. Dot- The process involving the placement of small bit or pieces of food […]

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10 Cooking Terms to Know

Are you a cook?  I must admit, I’m not.  I can make things and they are edible, but no one will ever say to me “That’s a great meal.”  I never grew up in a cooking family.  So everything I know is self taught or down to a cookbook.  Any recipes you find on this […]

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20 Great Fall Bucket List Ideas

Fall, and a new school year is just around the corner.  I love this time of year.  It’s not too hot, not too cold, and the trees turn a beautiful color.  What do you like best about Fall?  Each year my family tries to incorporate different events and gatherings into our life.  What follows is […]

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