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Visiting Virginia: Almond Pecan Walnut Pancakes

Visiting Virginia: Almond Pecan Walnut Pancakes

A pleasant trip east to visit with my sister in Virginia. A boat ride along the Potomac, a hike to Great Falls Park, and quick visit to Charlottesville to see her youngest.

Simple Snap Pea and Radish Slaw

Simple Snap Pea and Radish Slaw

It really doesn’t get hot where I live until August.  I spend each summer quietly enjoying our temperate weather, often more chilly than some would like.   And so when we invite them to our house for dinner, we tell them to bring sweaters and […]

Simple Daily Recipes:  Readers’ Favorite Recipes — An eCookbook Review

Simple Daily Recipes: Readers’ Favorite Recipes — An eCookbook Review

I have always wanted to cook. Whether it was the simple family recipes my mother showed me how to make when I was very young, or something new I found in her Betty Crocker cookbook and decided to try on my own, I was always […]

Southwest Tomato Gazpacho

Southwest Tomato Gazpacho

For the past five years or so, my very best friend and I have diligently gone to Tomatomania each April when it comes to town.  We may have missed a year somewhere in that time, but still buy tomato plants elsewhere so we can make […]

Roasted Branzino with Lemon, Oregano, and Capers

Roasted Branzino with Lemon, Oregano, and Capers

I don’t have a bucket list in general, let alone a food bucket list.  But I do have a mind that sees something interesting and once captured, it stays and stays.  This particular oddity of mine isn’t limited to food, but because food is what […]