How to Make Candied Pecans Two Different Ways

One of my readers, Alena, wanted a recipe for candied pecans for her granddaughter. Alena said her granddaughter picks all the pecans off of the pecan pie! So here’s a couple really good recipes so that Alena can give her granddaughter a big bowl of her own. I think these would be a good Hanukkah …

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Best Anti-Inflammatory Foods

Turmeric

I had a fun presentation on the Doctrine of Signatures yesterday at the Blue Ash Rotary for my friend,  Joe Nordman. Anyway, the subject of anti-inflammatory foods came up. Here’s the best information from Dr. Andrew Weil on the subject. Dr. Weil’s Anti-Inflammatory Food Pyramid   Or click here for a PDF version of Dr. Weil’s Anti-Inflammatory Diet Food …

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How to Choose the Best Cookware and the Most Useful Pan in the Kitchen

Cranberry cheese spread in Le Creuset baker

  Le Creuset Enameled Cast Iron Dutch oven/Stockpot   We’re going into the busy holiday season and I get more questions about cookware and cutlery than you’d believe.  Here’s a primer of sorts on cookware – in a future column we’ll chat about cutlery. Cut this column out and arm yourself with it when you …

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Just Right For The First Night Of Hanukkah: Joan’s Brisket

  I asked my Jewish webmaster, John, to send some tips on Hanukkah foods. I found out that my salted chocolate clusters with fruit & nuts are good for Hanukkah. (Those are on this site). John also told me: ” Hanukkah is a relatively small holiday that get’s a lot of attention because it relates …

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Treasures: Lovingly Worn Herbal History Books

A collection of old herbals

I have a collection of books on herbs. One of my most treasured is one my Mom gave me years ago from the Herb Society of America – it’s from the 1940′s and she found it in a second hand shop called “The Heart Mart” here in Cincinnati. Mom volunteered there and found so many …

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Just a Bite Mini Fruitcakes

I had batter left over from making my traditional fruitcake and made these little gems. These are so pretty and easy to eat.  (My fruitcake, as you can tell from the ingredients, isn’t as heavy, or overwhelmed with spices and alcohol  like some fruitcakes). These are perfect for those folks who want just a teeny …

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Salted Dark Chocolate Clusters/Bark with Dried Fruit for Hanukkah or Christmas

Dark Chocolate Clusters with Dried Fruit My most requested chocolate candy  of the season! My Jewish webmaster, John, tells me these are perfect for Hanukkah, and that’s a good thing! And if you like, instead of clusters, spread out on sprayed cookie sheet and make bark. Ingredients 20 oz. dark chocolate – I used a …

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Readers’ Request: Easy Cheesy Scalloped Potatoes

Easy Cheesy Scalloped Potatoes

Easy Cheesy Scalloped Potatoes Here’s a recipe that’s a reader favorite. Some comments: “I made it a couple of times and my family loved them also–they were sort of like au gratin potatoes but more simple to make.” “I used Mexican blend cheese and it was delicious.” Ingredients 1 teaspoon minced garlic 6 medium potatoes, …

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Easy Chicken Pot Pie with Biscuit Crust

Easy Chicken Pot Pie with Biscuit Crust

EASY CHICKEN (OR TURKEY) POT PIE Jeanette wanted a recipe for easy chicken pot pie. The key here is to use flavorful meat. I used leftover roasted chicken. Deli roasted chicken works really well, too.   Ingredients filling 1/3 cup butter  (5 tablespoons) Heaping 1/3 cup chopped yellow or white onion 1/3 cup flour 1/2 …

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Vegan for Everybody – and Secrets to Optimizing a Vegan Diet

Vegan for Everybody
America's Test Kitchen

I just got this book – oh my gosh – America’s Test Kitchen did it again! The recipes are delicious and doable. I’m already putting the Mushroom Bolognese, Whole Wheat Pancakes (no eggs!)  and Roasted Chili Rubbed Butternut Squash with Ranch Dressing on my to do list for next week. This book has something for …

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