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  • Lemon and herb salmon packets
    Recipes for two: lemon and herb salmon packets
    In its cookbook entitled The Big Book of One-Pot Dinners (Houghton Mifflin Harcourt), Betty Crocker says today’s recipe for lemon and herb salmon packets is perfect for a couple. With salmon out in my freezer in need of being cooked, it may...
  • Coconut Pineapple Bread
    Coconut Pineapple Bread
    Recently, while sifting through the cans in my pantry, I located a can of pineapple chunks and decided to look for a new recipe to make with it. I came upon a recipe for coconut pineapple bread at www.sweetpeaskitchen.com and resolved to give this...
  • Revisiting the Forties chocolate cake
    Revisiting the Forties chocolate cake
    Last week I was watching the Barefoot Contessa, Ina Garten, as she made a chocolate cake from a friend’s recipe. Everyone concerned was delighted with the cake, and I recognized it as the hot-coffee-and-oil chocolate cake that I discovered...
  • Pound cake the way grandmother made it
    Pound Cake the way Grandmother made it
    As long as I've been writing this column, I've discovered there are many, many of you who enjoy pound cakes! This is one item that I write about that many of you adore and I'm among you! Southerners love their pound cakes, yet they are...
  • Revisiting the classic chocolate cake
    Revisiting the classic chocolate cake
    Last week I was watching the Barefoot Contessa, Ina Garten, as she made a chocolate cake from a friend’s recipe. Everyone concerned was delighted with the cake, and I recognized it as the hot-coffee-and-oil chocolate cake that I discovered...
  • Make a homemade baking mix for future convenience
    Make a homemade baking mix for future convenience
    After considering how much better a homemade baking mix would be than most packaged mixes, I came across one just the day after I was lamenting the shortcut “cooking” of Tricia Yearwood and her ilk on the Food Network.Not only did I...
  • Loaded PB Blondies
    Loaded PB Blondies
    Sometimes, a traditional chocolate brownie is just a little too sweet and intense. When a "brownie" is lightened up to a "blondie," the sweetness is still there but just not with that chocolate intensity.Try these candy-rich...
  • Good and easy meatloaf
    Good and easy meatloaf
    How well do you like meatloaf? This is an American standard that is a favorite for many! There's an uncountable number of recipes and the variations are many, as well. One thing I enjoy about meatloaf is that it makes a great meatloaf sandwich...
  • Oatmeal cookies are high in fiber
    Home-made oatmeal raisin cookies
    Oatmeal raisin cookies are one of those old-fashioned cookies that have been around for a long time. They are a healthy cookie with oatmeal and raisins. These cookies are chewy, moist, with the flavor of cinnamon, and vanilla. The cookies taste...
  • Key lime pie cupcakes
    Spring baking: Key lime pie cupcakes
    These light and fluffy key lime pie cupcakes have a fresh flavor that's just right for spring and summer. They have the flavor of key lime pie but in cupcake form - making them easier to share for parties as they're already in individual...
  • Ginger cookies for a sweet treat
    Soft, chewy ginger cookies
    It’s the weekend, and in our family, that usually means it’s cookie baking time. One of our favorite varieties is soft, chewy ginger cookies. Not only do ginger cookies taste delicious, ginger is healthy for you too. According to...
  • Start your day with delicious Cinnamon Apple Raisin Muffins
    Cinnamon apple raisin muffins
    For a special breakfast treat, or if you want an afternoon treat, make some Apple Raisin Muffins. The aroma of apples and cinnamon coming from the oven as they bake will bring sleepy heads out to eat. If you want to make the muffins healthier,...
  • Ohana Cafe, A Hidden Gem in Palm Harbor
    Ohana Cafe, A Hidden Gem in Palm Harbor
    While searching for a place that caters to special dietary restrictions for my son & I, I was very pleased to find Ohana Cafe. I don't know what took so long to find this little gem, but I know this will be a regular stop for us. The...
  • A good, basic cake for dessert
    A good, basic cake for dessert
    Do you ever have times that you like your food just good and basic? I have been in this position numerous times! Sometimes, I like food that's not complicated or involved...just good and easy! In addition, you may want food that's not very...
  • A simplified French treat and a way to use apples
    A simplified French treat and a way to use apples
    I have actually made Tarte Tatin. I made it for a dinner party celebrating the return of my son, who was visiting us after living in Europe for some time. This is one of the world's classic desserts, but I saw what Chef Ina Garten can do with...
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