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Seasonal Gems – This Season’s Favorite Produce

Spring is here and it’s exciting to see the markets full of seasonal gems – my favorite vegetables and fruits at this time.  I love walking through a farmer’s market and browsing at fresh produce.  Here are some of my great finds this season……. Persian Cucumbers This short, crunchy, slightly sweet, and almost seedless variety are perfect for snacking, salads…

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Sharing the Love for Simple Things

Happy New Year!  For this month I have a few simple things that I like and I want to share them with you.  As you know, an avid cook can never have too many things in the kitchen.  So here they are….. Trader Joe’s Dark Chocolate Covered Peanut Butter Cups If you are in love with chocolate, this is a…

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This Month’s Favorite Food Products

This month’s cool weather makes me want to cozy up by the fire and relax. Whether drinking hot tea, coffee or hot cocoa, I make sure I take a break. Life is hectic so we all need a quiet time to pause. Here are my favorite things that I enjoy these days……. Starbucks Holiday Blend Ground Coffee One of the…

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Fresh Fall Season Produce I’m Loving Now

Fall is one of my favorite seasons because of cooler weather, holidays, and fresh produce. I always look forward to these fruits and vegetables below and  I love cooking with them. Delicata Squash This elongated cream-colored squash with green stripes has a sweet, creamy flavor.  Besides, the delicate skin gets really soft when cooked. So you don’t need to peel…

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This Month’s Favorites from my Kitchen

Because I love to cook (and eat) I love to share with you some of my favorites that I have tried.  Some of them I use as ingredients in cooking, and some are tiny indulgences I just like to snack on. 1. Trader Joe’s Buttermilk Pancake & All-Purpose Baking Mix For those mornings when you don’t have a lot of…

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Relaxing Outdoor Rooms That Invite You to Chill Out

This weekend at the South Coast Spring Garden Show the theme was all about relaxing outdoor rooms.  Each exhibit had its own unique design using a variety of plants, garden accessories and materials.  Here are some of my favorites that caught my eye. A show-stopping living wall filled with leafy salad greens and herbs is the focal point in this…

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Great Pantry Items You can Try for Cooking

As an avid cook and baker I get to use a lot of great pantry items.  Some of them I’ve used over and over again.  Some I’ve tried and liked and kept it with my essentials.  So many of them are useful for making soups, stews, sauces, pasta dishes,  appetizers, and dressings.  Here are some of the ones I have…

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12 Gift Ideas for Someone Who Loves to Cook

There’s always a time when we have to think of gift ideas for our loved ones, friends, and work colleagues. What if they are avid cooks?  They would probably appreciate gifts that are related to what they love to do which is cooking.  Here are some items that will surely get them excited to try their next recipes….[amazon_link asins=’B01EIAYCTC’ template=’ProductCarousel’…

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