Category Archives: Food & Home

Snow, More Snow, and a Snow Bunny

A little more than a week ago and a few days after the official start of Spring, we had one of the largest March snowfalls on record in the St. Louis area. The day before, the temperatures reached nearly 60 … Continue reading

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What’s Cookin’ – Spaghetti Salad

It’s been a long, cold, snowy Winter here, but Spring is just around the corner.  I love Spring, Summer, and Fall when you can have large outdoor get togethers with family and friends.  I have a number of recipes that are good for … Continue reading

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What’s Cookin’ – Martha’s Crockpot Chicken Tortilla Soup

My friend, Martha, raves about her Chicken Tortilla Soup.  Not only is it easy to make – you use your Crockpot – but she also talks about the fact that all of her grandchildren love it.  I was interested because of these … Continue reading

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What’s Cookin’ – The Deconstructed Chalupa (Guest Post)

The following is a post written by our middle child who recently relocated from the Midwest to Flagstaff, Arizona.  She has been living on her own for about 7 months now and is taking the plunge into cooking beyond her … Continue reading

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My Thoughts on Jams, Jellies, Cranberries, & Turkeys

In between putting our house on the market and cleaning and going through closets and drawers and moving kids to and from college and into new apartments, I have continued to cook and bake and can. I find working in … Continue reading

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Some of Our Favorite Treats and Drinks for the Holidays

For the times they are a-changin’ – Bob Dylan The tree is decorated. The gifts are bought and wrapped. The cards and packages have been mailed. What’s left? Christmas Baking! We aren’t doing a family get together to bake Christmas … Continue reading

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Old Kitchen Stuff

Old Stuff.  I have some old stuff in my home.  And I’m not just talking about me and my DSH. I was debating how to refer to this stuff.  It’s not antique because I don’t think any of it’s over … Continue reading

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What’s Cookin’ – Thanksgiving Day 2012 Menu

Our Thanksgiving Day menu is set.  We are having a small Thanksgiving dinner this year with only 9 for dinner, and the menu is a mix of traditional favorites as well as some changes to tradition. Namely, I have decided … Continue reading

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What’s Cookin’ – Fudge Striped Shortbread Turkey Cookies Revisited

Last year, I recreated a recipe for a turkey cookie that my mother-in-law used to make for the kids at Thanksgiving.  For a long time, this was my most visited cooking post so I thought it was worth another visit. … Continue reading

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What’s Cookin’ – Cranberry Salad

Last year, my friend, Cathy, made a cranberry salad for a Fall get together.  It was yummy so I asked for the recipe.  It is very easy to make, but should be made 2 days in advance of when you … Continue reading

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