Do You Know What Natural Really Means?

Today we are drifting away from our usual holiday food and dessert-type article to provide you with information you may or may not know. When this topic came to my attention, I had to admit I had no idea what “natural” on a food label really meant. And if I was to be totally honest, I would have to admit I rarely look at food labels in the first place. Continue reading

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Grilling Chicken: A Healthy Alternative to Beef

In our old neighborhood, the one sure sign that the weather was getting warmer and that summer was right around the corner was the sight and smell of barbecued food. You could be sure on the first nice day of spring the local stores would see a run on charcoal briquettes and hamburgers, steaks, and chickens. Continue reading

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Grilling Steak is an Art Form

Barbecue season is here and it’s time to break out the grill and get cooking. Nothing says summer more than an outdoor barbecue and nothing is better grilling steak. Steak is perhaps the quintessential barbecue food. Anyone can grill a hot dog or a hamburger, but grilling steak to perfection over hot coals is an art. Continue reading

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Shish Kebobs a Great Alternative

Shish kebobs have been around for centuries, dating back to the seventeenth century Middle Eastern and Eastern Mediterranean times. At that time they were called kebab or kabab and consisted of pieces of meat or fish cooked on a skewer or spit, or roasted on a grill. Continue reading

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Two No-Bake Fruit Pie Recipes

No bake pies have been a favorite in our family since the seventies. Mom especially liked fruit pies as she and a couple of friends often visited various locations around our home state of Michigan when fruit was in season. Often fruit orchards would allow people to pick as much of the fruit they wanted for free or for a low cost. Continue reading

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Easy Ways to Use Your Crockpot for Family Meals or Entertaining

For most of us, when we first get our crockpot, or any other kitchen item, we are excited and anxious to put it to use. Our new crockpot is no exception. Unfortunately, as time goes by our crockpot merely takes up space in the kitchen because we don’t know that many easy crockpot recipes or how we can use the crockpot to make our life easier. Continue reading

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Cook and Carry 6-Quart Travel Crock Pot Review

It’s the Christmas holiday season as I share this review, a time when friends and family get together for a family-oriented dinner. We had huge Thanksgiving and Christmas meals with grandparents, aunts, uncles and children. We were always carrying something delicious to share. Several family members had great big roasters that they brought to the festivities, but they were bulky, the glass covers were awkward, and juice often escaped in the car on the way over. What a mess! Continue reading

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Old World Fruit Cake Recipe

While fruit cake tastes good any time of year, most of us are used to eating it during the Christmas holiday season. We have a great fruit cake we think you will appreciate. Continue reading

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Crock Pot SCCPCTS605-S Slow Cooker

Hectic schedules often prevent the delicious home cooked meals most families prefer. Not to worry – we have found a way in our household so that we can keep our busy schedules while still eating wonderful, healthy foods. For several years now, we have used slow cooker crock pots  to make sure our family gets what they need after a busy day. Continue reading

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Use Your Crockpot for Easy Family Holiday Meals

If your family is anything like ours around the holidays, you probably have more on your plate, so to speak, than you need as you prepare your home for guests. We are here to make your holiday a bit easier when it comes to feeding your family and friends. Continue reading

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