Monthly Archive: February 2013

Rice Pudding: Comforting and Delicious Rice Pudding

Rice Pudding

Rice Pudding: A True Comfort Food When we were kids, it was a real treat for Mom to make us rice pudding from extra rice. Her budget was lean, so having rice pudding for dessert was really special.  After it was made she’d swirl in what she called a “knob” of butter. But not always, only …

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Curry and Rice: Edamame and Rice with Curry

Curry and Rice with Edamame

Edamame, Curry and Rice The history of rice cultivation is fascinating. Scholars still debate about just where rice was first cultivated.  Many believe that rice was first cultivated in a domestic form in Asia, probably in China. As far as that date that occurred, some scholars say about 12,000 years ago, others say about 4,000-5,000 …

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Vanilla Recipe: Easy How To Make Vanilla Extract

Vanilla Recipe

Vanilla Recipe: Easy How To Make Vanilla Extract Creating your own vanilla from this easy to follow vanilla recipe is simple – but does take a bit of patience. After putting the easy ingredients in a small bottle, the flavor of vanilla needs time to infuse and share it’s delicious sweet and rich flavor. In …

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Feverish? Cold or flu? Healthful punch hydrates

What to drink with the flu - Citrus Drink

Feverish? Cold or flu? Hydrate with this healthful punch You need to hydrate when you have cold and flu symptoms. What to drink with the flu is a refreshing juice drink with vitamins and antioxidants to soothe. When we were kids and had a sore throat or upset tummy,  Mom would treat the sore throat …

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Crock Pot Chili: Crock Pots Are Great for Chili

Slow Cooker Chili

Crock Pot Chili Crock pots are back “in” again! Actually, they were never “out” at our house. I still have (and use) my 1970 poppy red crock pot at least once a week. With our hectic lifestyles, and still having to feed families healthily, it’s nice to turn to this tried and true appliance. And crock …

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Chocolate Zucchini Bread

Zucchini Bread

Chocolate Zucchini Bread My chocolate zucchini bread is one of the most requested recipes I’ve ever created. I’ve published this on my site, my newspaper column and printed it to pass out at cooking classes. When zucchini is in season, it’s a recipe in high demand. I’ve joked before that this recipe should go in …

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How to Make a Mojito: A Refreshing Mojito Recipe

Mojito Muddler

How to Make a Mojito – Made with Sugar or Stevia Our friend Ron Wilson – who contributes his gardening column to our site – has sure been getting his exercise lately. Rita’s recommendation…”how to make a mojito!”  Making a Mojito the right way creates a refreshing drink that tastes delicious on a warm summer day. Mojitos …

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Crab Stuffed Mushrooms

Phillips: Crab Stuffed Mushrooms

Crab Stuffed Mushrooms These crab stuffed mushrooms came from Tom Douglas. I worked with Tom when he came to Macy’s Cincinnati to do a special class. He is one nice guy, a brilliant chef and now Restaurateur of the Year, by Bon Appetit magazine. Congrats, Tom! Crab stuffed mushrooms are luxurious, but they’re delicious and easy to make. …

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Cucumber Yogurt Dip Similar to Tzaki

Cucumber Yogurt Dip

Cucumber Yogurt Dip: A Less Strong Version of Tzaki Today I’m sharing one of my family’s heirloom favorites: cucumber yogurt dip or spread. It is one of the most popular recipes from my cooking classes. The yogurt used in the recipe was a common food in Biblical times. Many of the trendy foods today touted as …

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Slow Cooker BBQ

Slow Cooker BBQ

Slow Cooker BBQ Pork Two Great Slow Cooker BBQ Pulled Pork Recipes Slow cooker bbq is a sure to please recipe that fills your house with the pleasing smell of bbq and fills your belly with the delicious taste of the south. Using a slow cooker to make this bbq is an easy, sure-fire way …

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