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Grilling

My mom did most of the cooking in he house while I was growing up, but my Dad was obsessed with grilling and trying to perfect certain barbecue recipes – I have a feeling this is the case for many people. He will actually be retiring next week, so I expect during my future visits […]

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Canning and Preserving

One of my favorite foods to eat while growing up was pear preserves made by my Mamaw every year. Even today when she sees my father she is sure to send him home with a few cans of pear preserves. Not only is she one of the best cooks ever, she is also responsible for […]

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Cooking With Fresh Food From the Farmer's Market

My favorite part of Summer is the abundance of fresh, local produce available for months on end. Yes, you can find local produce the rest of the year, but there is nothing like juicy, succulent tomatoes, cucumbers, strawberries, peppers, fresh herbs, did I mention tomatoes? You get the idea. A wonderful offering of Topeka & Shawnee […]

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Quick and Healthy Meals

If you are anything like me you have a tendency to overindulge on sweets and delicious foods available during the fall and winter holidays. As soon as January 1st comes around I make a resolution to eat better and exercise more during the year. Luckily my mom raised us on very healthy foods and I […]

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Let’s talk Gluten-Free

A few weeks ago, I had a request for some gluten-free recipes. For those of you that don’t know, a gluten-free diet is one which excludes gluten. So, what is gluten and where is this gluten found? Gluten is a protein found in wheat, barley and rye. It can also be found in spelt and […]

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Cooking in the Summertime

When it comes to cooking in the summertime, my mantra is the easier the better. I prefer to use my grill when it is so hot outside but sometimes a new cookbook makes me want to turn on my stove. And that is what happened this last weekend. I saw a recipe for a beef […]

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