THE DIRT: THE REAL DIRT ON GARDENING FROM A MASTER GARDENER IN MOORHEAD, MINNESOTA The capers caper
Really, there was no "caper". . . I just thought that title sounded cool. But this blog entry is about capers. So gear up. :)
I don't know if you're familiar with capers--they are used in cooking--th... Posted on 12/6/13 at 7:57 AM
TIME AT THE TABLE: RECONNECTING FAMILIES ONE TABLE AT A TIME Giving Tuesday
The holidays have become an endless marketing ploy to increase sales: GreyThursday, BlackFriday, Small BusinessSaturday, CyberMondayand now Giving Tuesday. While we all have our own ide... Posted on 12/3/13 at 7:50 AM
ARLENE COCO'S PRAIRIE KITCHEN Holiday Baking Marathon- Recipe for Cajun Cocoons
It's cookie baking season around the kitchen. Every year I embark on a cookie baking journey and sell them to local restaurants and caterers. I was taught by a local retired baker how to make these ... Posted on 12/2/13 at 3:53 PM
THE LOST ITALIAN Thanksgiving Prep: Our Top 8 Things To Do THIS Weekend...
Thanksgiving is just around the corner, and early preparation is the KEY to a successful holiday for your guests AND YOU. Below is our list of the Top 8 things to get done during the weekend before Th... Posted on 11/23/13 at 3:31 PM
LAGNIAPPE: A FOOD BLOG Thanksgiving motto: Be prepared
It used to be that nary a meal was served at our house that didnt include a healthy portion of some sort of potatoes and/or bread on the side.
Potatoes are still one of my very favorite things especi... Posted on 11/22/13 at 1:31 PM
Wasabi amplifies sensations in standard dish
KEY WEST, Fla. - Lights twinkling under a night sky the color of a Spanish black olive, brick pathways winding through lush tropical foliage and the soothing sound of fluttering palm fronds set the stage for a champagne reception on the opening night of the 29th annual Key West Literary Seminar.
Recipe puts Mexican twist on Cajun classic
The kitchen counter exploded with color. Bowls of all sizes filled with green slices of spicy-hot jalapenos, black beans, bright yellow-orange shreds of cheese, grass-green cilantro, homemade salsa mixed of red, green and white and sour cream the color of coconut ice cream.
Homemade loaves offer sense of comfort, warmth
Frigid temperatures, deep snow and icy roads lead to soup and bread season in my kitchen.
When I have a choice, I tend to stay tucked inside rather than bundle up, head out in my car and brave the winter elements.
Artichoke is the name for three unrelated plants.
But much of the food we enjoy that involves artichokes uses the heart, a meaty part of the Globe Artichoke plant, which is a member of the thistle family and is grown in various places, including California.
Baby your beans for a soup the whole family will love
It’s funny that I always seem to think of my dad when I make bean soup.
It’s not because he was an expert with the soup pot. Far from it. My dad spent very little time in the kitchen cooking.
A sweet and spicy take on favorite food of 2010
With anticipation of a new year, we prepare for a fresh start, with new goals and good intentions. But hold your horses.
Before you begin 2011 with a strategy to improve your health by consuming more plants and eating meat sparingly or maybe not at all, bring on the bacon.
This year, say ‘Buon Natale!’ with delicious Italian treat
This time of year, many of us are up to our ears in butter, flour and sugar as we mix and pat and roll and bake. Many holiday bakers will wrap up their homemade cookies, candies and breads to share as gifts.
Cranberry-infused appetizer makes hors d’oeuvres easy
The fun and festive holiday season is upon us. In my quest to keep my stress levels low and my spirits high, I’m keeping everything as simple as possible this year.
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