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

Cranberry Celebration Salad

My readers are the best! Recently, when I asked readers for help finding and developing cranberry celebration salad recipe for a reader similar to one sold at Kroger Super Market. Many grocery stores sell a similar cranberry salad in their prepared food sections. I was amazed that so many of you responded. But I wasn’t surprised at all by how good the cranberry celebration salad recipes … Continue reading Cranberry Celebration Salad