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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

How to Take Corn off the Cob

– Posted in: Food
Cooking Tips | How to Take Corn off the Cob. So easy, and done in minutes!

You will not believe how easy it is to take corn off the cob with only a knife and a cake pan.  Either a Bundt pan or an Angel Food cake pan will do nicely.  Typically, the Angel Food cake pans have a larger opening – so they are perfect for holding larger ears of… Read more

Season Fruit with Salt

– Posted in: Food, Summer Season
Food Tips | Season your fruit with salt to enhance its natural flavor!

While we are all aware of the natural sweetness of fruit, some folks do not know that its flavor can be improved upon when you season it with salt.  My husband was one of those people.  He was simply amazed at how much better watermelon tasted with just a pinch of these white morsels!  When… Read more

Easter Candy Favorites

– Posted in: Food, Spring Season
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