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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, […]

Is Freezer Meat right for you?

Right now I am hearing a lot of comments about what is going on with the price of meat.  I wanted to talk to you about meat for your freezer to see if this is a good choice for you.  When I was growing up, we always got meat for our freezer.  My dad would […]

Paleo is my Pal

Today I want to talk to you about the Paleo diet.  I am not a doctor so I am not saying anything from a medical point of view, just personal observation.  I have seen so many people in our store on the Paleo diet, and they all look healthy and vibrant.  I decided I had […]

Road Trip–Food for Thought

My blog is a little different today.  No recipe for the body, instead a recipe for the heart.  We get so busy sometimes we miss an opportunity that would impact our children for a lifetime.  I heard about such an incident on Sunday.  I was having a conversation with a friend and she said she […]

Spinach Salad

I went on a field trip yesterday to get the spinich and purple onions for my spinach salad.  There is a jewel of a fruit market at 3054 Greenwich Rd., Wadsworth, Ohio.  Acme Hill Farm Market is about 3 1/2 miles west of the center of Wadsworth.  I bought fresh produce and was delighted to […]

Apple Cake

Is your recipe box like an old friend?  Mine is.  At one point I tried to organize my recipes and copy all of the recipes onto matching recipe cards.  Now, several years later I love the treasure hunt as I go through the recipes and see the scraps of paper with the recipes hurriedly written […]

White Chocolate Peanut Clusters

I want to share a hidden treasure with you that is right in your backyard–C. J. Dannemiller Company, 5300 S. Hametown Rd., Norton, Ohio.  They have been in business since 1935.  They have the best nuts and dried fruits that you can imagine, and their prices are very reasonable.  I stopped in last Saturday and […]

Applesauce/Oatmeal/Raisin Muffins

Our church is participating in a 21 day Daniel Fast.  No meat for 21 days.  I have to be honest, I wasn’t as concerned about not having meat for 21 days as I was about what to have for breakfast.  When I saw a recipe for oatmeal muffins I knew I was home free.  I […]