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What’s Cookin’ – Blackberries (Seasonal Foods)

Even before the local and sustainable food movement became popular, I have tried to incorporate foods into my menu based on whether or not they were in season and available locally. As we raised our kids, one of the ways … 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 – Karen’s Green Pie (repost for St. Patty’s Day)

Last year, I featured this recipe from one of my high school chums, Karen.  It is a recipe that her family makes every year for St. Patrick’s Day.  Karen is Italian and  Irish and celebrates both heritages freely and with gusto. I … Continue reading

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What’s Cookin’ – St. Louis Gooey Butter Cake (3 Version Bake-Off)

Believe it or not, Gooey Butter Cake is not a Southern recipe nor is it originally a Paula Deen recipe even though it is featured as one of her recipes on Food Network and in her new cookbook, Southern Cooking … Continue reading

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What’s Cookin’ – Pineapple Upside Down Cake

Pineapple Upside Down Cake is a recipe that dates back to the 1920s when the Dole Company had a cooking contest using canned pineapple.  The Hawaiian Pineapple Company was founded in 1901 by James Dole and would eventually become the … Continue reading

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What’s Cookin’ – Fresh Apple Cake

Autumn is a good time to make things with apples since it’s apple picking season!  We took our kids to pick apples every year for many years.  They loved riding in the wagons and picking apples and eating them on … Continue reading

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What’s Cookin’ – Twinkie Dessert

Way back in the 1980s, I worked in an office where we would frequently have pot lucks.  One of the favorite desserts served at those pot lucks was the Twinkie Dessert.  Now, this was not my recipe – it was … Continue reading

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