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Sunny-Side Eggs with Bell Pepper Rings

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Breakfast | Sunny-Side Eggs with Peppers | Too much fun and deliciousness in the morn!

Good Morning to ya!  The most important meal of the day is just about to get better, and more colorful.  Sunny-Side Eggs with Bell Pepper Rings is not only colorful to look at - but very delicious!  It's a great way to start your day, and your body will benefit from this wonderful recipe - complete with… Read More

Easter Candy Favorites

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Easter Candy Favorites

The thought of spring conjures up happy images like warmer weather, green grasses, egg hunts ... and Easter candy favorites. From bunnies, marshmallow treats and a variety of other flavors, we have been fascinated with these sweet treats for decades.  No spring-themed festivity would be complete without them, and put simply - they are just… Read More

Make-Ahead Roasted Turkey Gravy

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Recipe | Make-Ahead Roasted Turkey Gravy | Some of the best gravy I have ever tasted, and it was made ahead of time!

One of the best lessons I learned a few years ago was that you did not have to roast an entire turkey to make delicious-tasting gravy.  Limiting yourself to Turkey wings, onions, and other fresh ingredients will do just as well. I searched and experimented with many gravy recipes over the years; however, the one that… Read More

Chili Recipe

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Chili Recipe | Wonderful traditional recipe, and absolutely love my new Fall silicone cooking utensils!

There is nothing better than a warm bowl of Chili on a cold winter's night.  Indeed, our weather will soon be getting chilly ... so now is a very appropriate time to share this wonderful recipe!  Chili can be made to suit your own personal tastes, giving you the opportunity to make your own unique signature recipe!  If you… Read More

Apple Favorites

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Apple Favorites

September is the time of year when we are blessed with a bounty of orchard-fresh apples!  From tart to sweet, there is certainly no shortage of varieties available to us. While we usually have no problem buying apples all year round, there are a few types (e.g. the Jonamac and Honeycrisp) that are only available during peak season. Here in Florida, these type… Read More

How to Dry Herbs with a Wooden Hanger

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How to Dry Herbs with a Hanger | Great use of an old wooden hanger, and drying herbs has never been easier!

Does anyone remember the old wooden hangers of yesteryear?  They were well-built, and primarily made for hanging pants and skirts.  In today's world, they make a great tool for drying herbs - with little fuss.  This method of drying is extremely easy!  It is not nearly as labor intensive as my old way - which usually required standing on a small ladder and neatly tying… Read More