Articles Posted in the eats & drinks Category

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    guilt-free sorbet

    Yes, there is such a thing! And you can make it yourself! Fruit is a major part of sorbet but let’s admit it, people, It’s the sugar that draws us! Why, oh, why do all good things have to have sugar in them? There are members of my family and extended family who either battle [...]

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    family favorite recipes

    I know that every family has favorite dishes they serve on special occasions and we are no exception! These recipes are ones I make every time and are huge hits. They can be made ahead or you can grab the ingredients out of the refrigerator or cupboard and have them ready in no time for those last-minute guests! This [...]

  • homemade vanilla

    homemade vanilla

    No, I am not one of Those People who have their whole Christmas list bought and wrapped by the month of August! Personally, I think anyone who says they’re ‘Done!’ before the middle of November is lying. But that’s another issue and I digress! What I am talking about is making Christmas gifts that need [...]

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    olive oil: good for the body inside and out

    Olive Oil. Who knew how versatile this simple ingredient is? It is something good for our bodies, both inside and out. As part of our diet, I don’t think there is anything better than olive oil. It is high in antioxidants, including vitamin E. Antioxidants are nutritional powerhouses that protect against age-accelerating free radicals.  And [...]

  • salsa

    fake it or make it salsa

    Make It ~ Sherry Kline ~ One of the areas of cooking I have enjoyed the most over the last few years is making my own salsa. Who knew that the Queen of Bottled Salsa would be able to find so much joy in making it herself? There are so many varieties to choose from [...]

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    last minute thanksgiving tips

    Is it just me or do you ever find yourself in a panic a couple days before The Big Turkey Day? We have an annual reunion at Thanksgiving and have been doing it for almost 30 years. Over the years what with all our kids marrying and having their own kids we now total 50 [...]

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    homemade liqueurs

    Years and years (and years!) ago, when I was just starting out as a wife and mom, coming up with Christmas gift ideas was an annual time of pure angst. Not only was it hard to find the time and energy involved thinking of gifts and then going out to find them, but the cost! [...]