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Wine, how to pick a good one

I have to say that for years I had no idea how to pick a good wine.  And it wasn’t until I moved to Colorado that I found the secret to finding a good bottle of wine.  Don’t go to a grocery store.  In Colorado there is a law that favors mom-and-pop owned liquor stores.  … Continue reading

Roasted Turkey, my way

My favorite part of Thanksgiving is the turkey and its fixings.  I love to have cranberry sauce, gravy, stuffing, and turkey all in one bite.  I have developed a way that I like to roast my turkey.  It’s tried and true.  I make turkeys this way every year and they always comes out moist and … Continue reading

Apple Chips

‘Tis the season for apples.  We love apples around here.  Every week we walk into the grocery store and get a sampling of each type of apple on sale.  We weighed our apple treasure this last time and had 6 pounds.  That would last us only a week.  So, needless to say, we love apples. … Continue reading

Marinara Sauce

I cook a lot of Italian food, so marinara sauce is a staple in this house.  I don’t make it from fresh tomatoes, because it needs to be a cost effective staple.  I make this in bulk, put them in 8 oz. mason style jars and freeze.  Just make sure not to take boiling hot … Continue reading

Cinnamon, Cayenne, and Coffee Brownies

I have been inspired by the Unprocessed October challenge put on by Andrew Wilder on his blog  Brownies are one of the few dishes I make out of the box.  I’ve always wanted to try them from scratch, but I have always felt a little intimidated.  I have a tendency to mess up box … Continue reading


Associated with the Greek goddess Persephone, pomegranates were considered the “fruit of the dead” by the ancient Greeks.  Don’t let this deter you from trying this beautiful fruit. I am not one to buy all the new hype diets, so don’t think that I am posting about pomegranates because some “dietician” said pomegranates were good … Continue reading

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