Category Archives: Food & Home

What’s Cookin’ – Party Dips for Fruit and Veggie Trays

We had a party this past weekend.  We have large family gatherings and other get-togethers several times a year so we have a lot of different recipes and dishes and favorite things to make for them. Since we were going to … Continue reading

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What’s Cookin’ – Bacon Strip Pancakes

A friend of mine posted this picture on my Facebook page. Bacon Strip Pancakes.  (Doing a Google search I found out that this recipe appeared in magazine ads for Aunt Jemima pancake mix around 1962.) Don’t they look delicious?  I … Continue reading

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What’s Cookin’ – Chocolate Covered Caramels with Sea Salt

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What’s Cookin’ – Easy Homemade Hash Browns

A few weeks ago, I bought a bag of potatoes.  I only needed a few potatoes, but it was cheaper to buy a 10 pound bag than it was to buy a smaller bag or to buy them individually. I … Continue reading

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What’s Cookin’ – Famous-Barr French Onion Soup

As I was thumbing through one of my cookbooks this past weekend, I ran across a recipe that I had tucked away in it. A mimeographed copy of a recipe for Famous-Barr French Onion Soup.  My kids have no idea what … Continue reading

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What’s Cookin’ – Hamburger and Hot Dog Buns

I have used up two bags of flour and the better part of a jar of yeast experimenting with making homemade hamburger and hot dog buns. Why? I had a friend when I lived in Boston who always made them, … Continue reading

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What’s Cookin’ – Sweetie Pie’s Macaroni & Cheese

My kids loved macaroni and cheese growing up.  Not homemade mac & cheese, mind you. The stuff in the little blue boxes.  With the fake, orange powdered “cheese”.  Ugh. I tell my kids that someday they will appreciate the fact … Continue reading

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What’s Cookin’ – Trading Cheesecakes for Lawn Care

It’s nice to have friendly neighbors that will look after our home when we are gone.  When we went on our Spring Break trip, our neighbor, Tim, looked after our house, fed The Cat That Won’t Die, and even cut … Continue reading

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What’s Cookin’ – Pork Roast, Rolls, and Apple Pie for Easter Dinner

We had Easter Dinner for four people this year.  I cannot remember a time when I cooked for so few people for a holiday meal.  Rather than opt for a ham, which would be too much for one meal and … Continue reading

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What’s Cookin’ – Hot Cross Buns (for Good Friday) & Deviled Chick Eggs (for Easter)

There will only be three of us home for Easter this year - DSH, My Baby the Bulldog, and me.  Sigh. But, after nine days away from home I have been having fun being back in the kitchen and cookin’ this … Continue reading

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