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Crunch ‘n Munch Popcorn Treat

– Posted in: Food
Crunch 'n Munch Popcorn Treat

One of the easiest (and most addictive) snacks that you can enjoy while watching TV or a movie is popcorn.  The tasty morsels just seem to enhance the movie-watching experience!  For those that want to pop up a batch of kernels from scratch, there is certainly a variety of popcorn recipes to choose from.  On… Read more

June Crop – Cherries

– Posted in: Food, Summer Season
June Crop - Cherries

Since cherries are only available for a limited time, we need to take advantage of them now. They seem to pop up in our area right before summer time.  We consider cherries to be one of our favorite June crops.  Not only are they delicious, but they are also beautiful to look at!  You can… Read more

How to Cut a Watermelon

– Posted in: Food
How to Cut Watermelon

There are plenty of methods on how to cut a watermelon.  We have tried them all.  Nothing; however, has come even close to surpassing the technique I am about to show you.  So, how do you cut a watermelon?  You slice them into spears, leaving the rind on.  You will have just enough rind to… Read more

Gravy Train Tips

– Posted in: Fall Season, Food
Tips | How to Make Perfect Gravy

Here are a few tips on how to make the most perfect gravy.  The first thing you want to do is make sure that you have all the right kitchen tools before you start.  When you use the correct products in coordination with each other, they can produce excellent and tasty gravy.  Not only will your… Read more

Dutch Apple Pumpkin Crisp

– Posted in: Fall Season, Food
Recipe | Dutch Apple Pumpkin Crisp | Fall Baking never tasted so good! Easy to make, delicious, and not overly sweet.

Oh my goodness … I just baked this wonderful Fall dessert called Dutch Apple Pumpkin Crisp.  It is the perfect recipe for your Fall Baking.  Delicious, and not overly sweet, it makes for a superb ending to any Fall meal.  Every bite of tender apples, covered with creamy pumpkin, and then topped off with a golden crumb mixture… Read more

Pumpkin Pie Cooking Tips

– Posted in: Fall Season, Food
Cooking TIps | Here are some tools and tips you need to make the most delicious Pumpkin Pie!

This time of the year showers us with many crowd-pleasing activities from tailgating, Halloween, Thanksgiving and more! Whatever the autumn party you choose, scrumptious pumpkins offer timeless flavors of the season. Pumpkin pie is a holiday tradition, and now is the time to start visiting the markets to retrieve your prized squash.  Below are some… Read more

How to Make Pumpkin Oranges

– Posted in: Fall Season, Food
Halloween | Healthy and Nutritious Pumpkin Oranges

With the pumpkin season among us, this has to be one of the cutest and healthiest Halloween snacks that I have ever made!  Making Pumpkin Oranges is super-easy to do, and a lot of fun in the process.  If you have children or grandchildren that you need to entertain and feed during the fall season… Read more

Food Safety – Use Colored Grilling Tongs

– Posted in: Food, Spring Season
Food Safety | Use Colored Grilling Tongs

Cross-contamination of food occurs when bacteria or pathogens are transported from one object to another. This can happen in many different ways.  A common source of cross-contamination comes from utensils that were used to prepare different types of foods.  It makes good sense to use color-coded grilling tongs when handling raw meat, poultry or seafood.  Using one… Read more

Cranberries and their Measuring Equivalents

– Posted in: Fall Season, Food
Food Tips | Cranberries and their equivalents

Cranberries are such a sassy fruit, don’t you think?  With their bright red color and crimson hue, they are quite an attention-getter.  Typically fresh cranberries are available at your local grocery store from October through December; however, they can be enjoyed year-round in a variety of ways.  Not only are these beautiful red orbs perfect… Read more

Apple Favorites

– Posted in: Fall Season, Food
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