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Mrs. Miller’s Chocolate Cake

  I do not know who the heck Mrs. Miller is, but I do know she created one amazing chocolate cake recipe. Although this recipe is credited to Mrs. Miller, in my heart and mind, it is a Charlotte ...

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Down-home Pot Roast

  When I was growing up, my aunts, uncles, cousins and grandparents convened almost every Sunday night at my home for card night! There was no money, booze or foul language involved in these card ...

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My Sister's Peanut Brittle

  I love peanuts and peanut-y dishes: Kung Pow Chicken, peanut sauce, peanut butter cups, peanut butter cookies, peanut butter pie and of course, peanut brittle. I always loved the taste of peanut ...

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Pork Stew in Salsa Verde: A Delightful Mexican Dish

  A very good friend of mine gave me this recipe, and we have cooked it several times now. He learned it in Mexico from his grandmother, and he comes from the city of Puebla where this is a regional ...

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Virtual Gatherings are our New Normal

  Zoom is saving me right now. Over the past several weeks during confinement, I've had numerous virtual happy hours to catch up and stay connected with friends. Chatting virtually through FaceTime ...

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The Importance of Unplugging while Eating

We obviously eat food every single day of our lives. Our country's diabetes, obesity, and heart disease rates certainly don't lie about the types of food that we choose to eat, but I think we have ...

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A Family’s Favorite Cheesecake Recipe

Let’s talk about one of my favorite desserts, cheesecake. Thick crust with a creamy center and a generous amount of topping. Delicious. I am going to walk you through a recipe that my grandmother ...

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Family Cooking isn't Always Pretty, but it can be Delicious

  With a family of six, my oldest sister cooks about four times a week. While her cooking ranges from challenging to easy, I liked one of her recent meals because it was delicious, the kids were able ...

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Go Dutch Baby

  Dutch Babies have been a Forneret-family obsession since we first discovered them at a pancake house in Palm Springs many years ago. Eggy, crisp and lightly sweet, these instantly became a ...

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Reminiscing over Mom’s Custard Pie

  After selling the family home in late 2016, I became the proud owner of some of my Mom’s kitchen items. Her original 1960’s Chrome bullet Mixmaster complete with meat grinder attachment and more ...

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