Cooking and Recipes

Five-Minute Pickled Peppers

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I’m not a huge fan of really hot peppers (unless you’re talking Cowboy Candy), but I do love pickled banana peppers. Do you? I love the little extra zing and crunch that they bring to a submarine sandwich or a salad or cheese plate. So I planted a few banana peppers in my
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March Madness and Signs of Spring

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It’s gray and rainy again this morning—not much of a day for gardening. Maybe I’m getting a little soft, but I’d rather stay inside the cottage and make something delicious to slow-roast in the oven. It is the first of March, and everyone is tired of winter. People get itchy at this time of
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Easy Microwave Lemon Curd

A No-Fail Easy Method to Make Perfect Lemon Curd

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I know, I know—I just wrote a post about lemon curd tarts, which happen to be one of my favorite desserts. Lemon curd is delicious on toast with tea, as favored by the Brits. It’s a great cake filling. I think it would be fun to hide a dollop of lemon curd inside a
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My Cheatin' Tart--Bodacious Lemon Curd Delights

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If you’ve been visiting my blog, you know I love to cook with produce from my garden.  There is something so satisfying about cooking with fruits and vegetables that you’ve had a hand in growing. This year, we were thrilled to harvest our first true crop of Meyer lemons. And what a crop
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It’s Time To Rum-Ball!

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My company hosts a really beautiful traditional holiday party in December. It couldn’t be more lovely, and it is a time when we celebrate and honor those who have performed exceptionally well through the year. We get dressed up, we dine, we dance, and everyone is on their Best Behavior. We tend to be pretty conservative.
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Our Mediterranean Cooking Extravaganza, Part One

What is good for the body is good for the soul

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August is not the best month for gardening here in north Florida. This weekend the temperatures are soaring into the triple digits. We let the garden go in August. It’s not intentional, but the heat and insects drive me inside in short order. I sneak out early in the morning just long enough to
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Quick and Easy Lemon Icebox Pie of Love

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My husband has fond memories of his mamma’s cooking. For a while, Gigi even catered parties in Savannah, Georgia, and many of my family’s favorite recipes come from Gigi’s recipe files. By the time I came on the scene, she was more than willing to let me do much
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Buttermilk Blueberry Muffins

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Blueberries are in season. Hallelujah! I love blueberries, don’t you? I was going to post my recipe for Buttermilk Blueberry Muffins later on in the week. But they are so delicious and easy to make, that I thought you might want to make them for your family on Sunday morning. And yes, they
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