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Quick and Easy Refrigerator Bread and Butter Pickles

Pickles are one of my favorite snack foods ever and I love all kinds of them – dills, bread and butter, okra, beets, peaches, gherkins, banana  peppers, jalapenos, artichokes – the list goes on and on.  Luckily there are so … Continue reading

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Got Gazpacho?

One of the best bowls of gazpacho I ever tasted was at a restaurant (can’t remember its name, unfortunately) in 2002 in St. Helena, California. Brad and I were on our honeymoon and decided after leaving Hawaii to spend a … Continue reading

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Brad and Kel’s Most Delicious Guacamole

I fell in love with fresh guacamole on a trip to Cozumel and Cancun in 1999. Brad and I had been dating only for a few months, and it was the first big trip we took together. We ordered some … Continue reading

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Tip of the Week – Skewer Evenly

Aaaah, summertime, when grilling outside is de rigueur. One of my favorite meals to grill is kabobs because that way I can cook my meat (or in this case, shrimp) and veggies/fruit all at once. This week’s tip is about … Continue reading

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July 4th Jell-O

Donkey: You know what else everybody likes? Parfaits. Have you ever met a person, you say, “Let’s get some parfait,” they say, “Hell no,  I don’t like no parfait”? Parfaits are delicious. – Shrek, 2001. My kids love Jell-O – I’ve never … Continue reading

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Patriotic Party Shots

I made these patriotic jell-o shots for a July 4th pool party – very easy, and very good!

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Tip of the Week – Brew Some Cold Brew

My late step-father Jerry (miss you bunches!) hooked me on Lipton Cold Brew Iced Tea about five years ago or so. I have to admit that at first I was somewhat skeptical on how it would turn out, but I’ve been making … Continue reading

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Green Garden Salad

“To make a good salad is to be a brilliant diplomatist. The problem is entirely the same in both cases – to know how much oil one must mix with one’s vinegar.” Oscar Wilde (1854-1900) Back in the ’70s and late ’80s … Continue reading

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Tip of the Week – Grab a Packet …

… of salad dressing mix and create some yummy, fresh and semi-homemade dressings that are sure to please. Here are recipes for a couple of my favorite dressings that start from a package: 1) Italian and, 2) bleu cheese ranch. … Continue reading

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Summertime Sangria

Every now and then in the heat of the summer when cocktail hour rolls around, instead of starting off with a glass of crisp white wine, I like to change things up a bit. One of my favorite ways to … Continue reading

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