Giant Spiraled Cinnamon Roll

I could hardly wait to share this giant cinnamon roll recipe with you. The recipe intrigued me – instead of individual rolls you get a super sized spiraled cinnamon roll, pretty and easy to serve. Now don’t forget about the true meaning of Christmas and this holiday season – it’s about family and friends getting together. Remember, it’s not just about the food, but who … Continue reading Giant Spiraled Cinnamon Roll

Cranberry Almond Biscotti

When I was testing the cranberry almond biscotti recipe, my husband, Frank, kept taking slices off the baking sheet before I could bake them a second time. (Biscotti means twice baked).  A darn good testimonial, wouldn’t you say? This makes a lovely gift from the kitchen, too – pack it with a couple coffee mugs or teacups. Cranberry almond biscotti Maybe you’d like to sub … Continue reading Cranberry Almond Biscotti

From St. Nick to Santa: How it all began

The Man Behind the Story of Father Christmas/Santa Claus Each week I chat with Matt Swaim on the Sonrise Morning Show about Bible foods and herbs. Keeping with December’s advent theme, today we chatted about St. Nicholas. I found the most interesting information on the whychristmas.com site and with just a teeny bit of editing, I’m sharing that information here. Do check out their site, … Continue reading From St. Nick to Santa: How it all began

Edible Peppermint Candy Tray, Bowls, Ornaments

Carrie Clements remembered this fun craft from a column I wrote last year and couldn’t find the recipe, so here it is. This year we’ll be making peppermint trays and candy canes out of round hard candy mints again. It is so much fun and a great craft to make with the little ones.  Also makes a nice gift from the kitchen, with your favorite … Continue reading Edible Peppermint Candy Tray, Bowls, Ornaments

Turkey/Chicken & No Peek Dumplings

Here on my little patch of heaven, the day has turned bitter cold with winds and a squall of snow. Since I have turkey left over from Thanksgiving, I’m going to make some turkey & dumplings (chicken would work, too). No kidding, this is one tummy warming, satisfying meal. All in one bowl! And if you’ve never made dumplings, no worries. My detailed recipe guarantees … Continue reading Turkey/Chicken & No Peek Dumplings

Welcome Back!

Well, it’s been a while, hasn’t it, since my original Abouteating.com site, having had a successful and interactive run for over a decade, decided to “vanish” into cyberspace. Yes, I’m being simplistic about what happened, since I’m about as low tech as you can get. First, a bit of history as to how Abouteating.com began its creative life….my friend John Wall, approached me way back … Continue reading Welcome Back!

Ham: Labeling, Cuts and Buying Ham

Thanks to the “loyal reader” who shared this information (edited slightly by me) from an on-line article about ham. This information is really timely – so much so that I encourage you to copy and clip for your files. What kind to buy? Bone-in or boneless; half or whole; spiral sliced or unsliced. Water content varies greatly. Prices on hams brief widely – the least … Continue reading Ham: Labeling, Cuts and Buying Ham