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Buffalo Chicken/Loaded Potato Casserole

This dish has a big name to live up to and believe me, it does!  I made this for the Butcher last week.  Those of you who know the Butcher know he does not do “hot” very well.  He got a little whiny when I told him “Frank’s Hot Sauce” was a part of the […]

This Post is for the Birds!

I am not insulting my reading audience.  This post is for the birds and bird lovers.  I have a backyard with trees and flowers and I love to watch the birds, squirrels and chipmunks.   I am especially fond of Cardinals and hummingbirds.  In our landscaping we have a Service Berry Tree right up against […]

Paleo Mug Cakes

When I started my Paleo diet on May 1st I expected this to be a three week experiment.  Owning a meat market seemed like good motivation to see what all the excitement was about.  It is fair to say that at this point I am entrenched in the Paleo lifestyle.  Last night for dinner I […]

Ribs for the 4th!

Is it just me?  Is anyone else having a hard time believing this is already the week of July 4th?  I always say it’s Memorial Day, you turn around it’s July 4th, and you turn around again and it’s Labor Day.  So much excitement as many communities are celebrating the 4th with Firework displays.  In […]

Taco Salad–Paleo Style

It is hard to believe but I have been experiencing the Paleo lifestyle for just about 8 weeks.  I have lost 10 pounds and I feel great.  I am walking 5 miles a day and playing tennis several times a week so I know my energy level is up.  While the Butcher started the lifestyle […]

Creative Pasta

When you are on the Paleo Lifestyle you need to be a little creative, and creative can be good.  I wanted pasta.  The sauce wasn’t the problem–finding “noodles” was the challenge.  Enter Spaghetti squash.  This amazing vegetable makes the perfect “Angel Hair” pasta and is wonderful with any topping. This is so simple, I feel […]

Fruits and Vegetables

I am having a love affair this summer.  Don’t worry, the Butcher knows all about it.  It is a love affair with fruits and vegetables.  I have been enjoying the Paleo lifestyle since May 1st.  I confess, I have always bought fruits and vegetables; However, the majority of them ended up in the trash.  That […]

Herbs and Spices

I had the nicest experience last Friday.  One of my customers came in.  She was excited that I was there.  She told me that she had brought something for me.  She proceeded to unload her car.   She had brought me 10 Sunflower plants, at least 28 flowers and last, but certainly not least, an […]

Cooking for a Crowd

Memorial Day is right around the corner.  This is also the time of year for graduations, weddings and reunions.  Everyone operates on a budget.  Some budgets might be larger; However, we all have to plan according to our resources.  I get so many questions on portion control and how to feed a large crowd that […]

Memorial Day

I can not believe Memorial Day is here already.  When I was younger I always marched in the Memorial Day Parade, first as a Girl Scout and later in the band.  It was always a very solemn occasion.  Though I think of grilled hamburgers, hot dogs, baked beans, potato salad and watermelon on Memorial Day, […]