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Cook the Cover – So Easy, an Eight Year Old Can Do It


This month’s cook the cover is the November issue of Eating Well magazine.  I was convinced I would be making a healthy version of Thanksgiving dinner, or at least something to do with turkey.  But no, Eating Well put chopped root vegetables on their cover.  Raw vegetables, and I couldn’t even tell what some of them were (what is the…

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Cook the Cover – Thank You Food Network Magazine for a Simple Meal


When we know that the next cook the cover magazine is set to arrive any day, I’m always a little nervous to open the mailbox.  So, the big day came, and what was on the cover of Food Network Magazine?  Aluminum foil.  Yes, no food, the cover was wrapped in foil.  But it opened…to a delicious looking grilled meal of…

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Farmers market

Have You Ever…? (The Food Edition)


Food.  We need it to survive.  Some of us may just leave it at that.  But, then there are some of us who: travel just to eat certain foods, love to cook every single day, wander the aisles of the grocery store just because, read cookbooks instead of the latest novel, and search out new restaurants to try every single…

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Pasta – Try It Homemade


Sure, it’s easy to boil some water and open up a box of pasta, but is it fun?  Homemade pasta is rustic, delicious, and a lot of fun to make.  You will be surprised at how good homemade pasta tastes, and if your kids did the cooking, the meal will be gone in minutes. It takes just a few ingredients…

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Food Firsts on vacation

Entering Week Two of the Biggest Food First Before Friday Challenge


How did week one go?  Has your family been trying new foods?  Our family certainly has!  We are currently on vacation in Alaska, and I can’t wait to share with you what we’ve been eating!  There have been non-stop food firsts! Most of the best meals that I’ve ever eaten have been while traveling.  My favorites are crab cakes from…

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coffee drink from a shop in Montreal

The Food First Before Friday Results – Coffee Shop Drink


Oh, how I love coffee drinks!  Mocha!  Caramel Macchiato! Vanilla Latte!  I love them all!  The hotter the better!  So, what happened yesterday when we stopped into a coffee shop for this weeks challenge?  I ordered a Pineapple Black Tea Lemonade.  What!?  I know!  This is what happens when you are challenged to try something new. The first drink I…

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