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  • Corn with Swiss influence
    Corn with Swiss influence
    That popular summertime vegetable, the ever-humble corn is very much connected to this time of year. Many who have vegetable gardens plant a lot of this popular vegetable and during the summer months, it seems to be a staple at most picnics and...
  • Recipe that was President Reagan's favorite
    Recipe that was President Reagan's favorite
    As a food writer, one thing I especially enjoy is collecting celebrity recipes. It's fun to see what famous people like to cook and eat when they're not in the public eye. It's even more fun when you can cook that recipe in your own...
  • Tomato recipe from the past
    Tomato recipe from the past
    Sometime ago, I was going through an old recipe brochure put out by USDA back in the 1970's. It consisted of many recipes that were reprinted from an older brochure from the 1930's. If you or someone you know grew up during that era, you&...
  • Chicken and vegetables all in one dish
    Chicken and vegetables all in one dish
    Now that we're getting into warmer weather, you're probably planning to spend less time in the kitchen. Of course, many people still cook during these months of spring and summer, but are looking for ways to do less of it or make it easier...
  • Macaroni and cheese made in a skillet
    Macaroni and cheese made in a skillet
    We all enjoy foods that are good, easy to make and easy on your budget. If you've read my column over the last two installments, I've been focusing on recipes that fit this criteria. Last Friday, I shared a "Yellow Cake with Chocolate...
  • A "lazy-day" dinner
    A "lazy-day" dinner
    If you're one of those who's constantly coming and going, I'm sure there are times that preparing dinner is that last thing you want to do! Of course, it's very easy to get "take-out" food or open an can of something and...
  • Potatoes flavored for Easter
    Potatoes flavored for Easter
    I'm continuing to pass along recipes this week that are good to use for this coming Easter Sunday. It's hard to believe that Easter is coming this Sunday, so it's time to get our menu for the holiday dinner. As I've been saying, we...
  • Have sausage for dinner
    Have sausage for dinner
    Do you usually serve sausage only at breakfast? This is what most people do and it certainly goes well with the typical breakfast fare. However, we do use sausage sometimes on pizza as a topping. But sausage can be used in numerous ways outside of...
  • Sweet potatoes are great at springtime
    Sweet potatoes are great at springtime
    Normally, when you think of sweet potatoes, we tend to associate them with the fall season. Along with pumpkins and cranberries, they definitely have a special place at the table during the months of October to December. But, sweet potatoes...
  • A change from plain grits
    A change from plain grits
    Depending upon where you live in the USA, you might or might not know much about a southern staple known as "grits". While most people like them, there are some that simply can't stand them. I've always enjoyed grits as long as I...
  • Delicious pasta recipe with sweet Italian sausage
    Delicious pasta recipe with sweet Italian sausage
    This Italian sausage and pasta recipe is sure to become a favorite! It’s a delightful recipe that blends Italian sweet sausage and penne pasta in a delicious sauce. Top it with some grated parmesan and serve it with a loaf of crusty bread...
  • Quinoa enchilada casserole
    Meatless recipe: Quinoa enchilada casserole
    This baked quinoa dish is inspired by the Mexican favorite - enchiladas. Enchilada sauce, black beans, chiles, seasoning and cheese bring all the flavors you love. But because it's made as a casserole, it's really simple to make. Best of...
  • Potato Potato Potato
    The best potato casserole for any holiday.
    I got this recipe from my sister years ago and it has been staple at our family gatherings for awhile now. This will be one of the few times I will pass along a recipe that this is this "hearty" my euphemism for fattening. This is one of...
  • Chicken Marsala Casserole
    Try our favorite chicken marsala casserole for a quick and easy meal
    I made this on a day when I had these ingredients in my fridge and no plan for what to make. I knew I wanted to use the chicken breast, but the rest was up for grabs. It might not have been a beautiful meal that I would serve to company, but it...
  • Beef and biscuits for busy days
    Beef and biscuits for busy days
    During the holiday season, we're often indulging in foods that are beyond the typical fare. It's always fun to deviate and have foods that we only have at the holidays. However, sometimes you may have those times when something "good...
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