When I married in 1975 one of the wedding gifts I received was an avocado green Crock-Pot; Rival had just introduced their slow cooker in 1971 so it was a popular wedding gift, just as it is today. It served me very well for many years, producing countless roasts, stews, soups, and game day queso. … Continue reading Crock Pot 101
Eating healthy doesn't mean you have to eat foods that are unappealing or taste like baby food. It means that you are aware of what you are eating and how much you are eating. It means making good choices in your ingredients and cooking methods. I have to admit that I love restaurant food, fast … Continue reading Eating healthy and enjoying it: Ghee
Yesterday at lunch I kicked off the Independence Day weekend with an All-American lunch of a fried bologna (AKA baloney) sandwich with cold watermelon. The sweet tea didn't make it into the picture, but it was part of the meal. I prefer my bologna sandwiches on white toasted bread with French's mustard and a … Continue reading Independence Day 2020
Until about 2 weeks ago I had never been to an Ikea store. My oldest grandson and I were looking for something to do and, surprisingly, he suggested we go. I had always thought of Ikea as a store that sold inexpensive-some-assembly-required furniture. I was in for a big surprise that was quite delightful! Well … Continue reading What is a Lingonberry?
I like to cook when I have the time and when the food is going to be eaten and appreciated; I find it very satisfying to prepare and serve a meal that people enjoy eating. Even after all the cooking and baking of Thanksgiving and Christmas I'm finding that January is making me want to … Continue reading The New Comfort Food