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An ode to Duke’s mayo: 3-ingredient fluffy biscuits

(Image source: Southern Foodways Alliance) You know about Duke’s mayonnaise, right? It’s the smooth, creamy, flavorful mayo that Southerners have loved since Mrs. Eugenia Duke began sharing it with the world in 1917 from her home in Greenville, SC. (You haven’t really had a proper tomato sandwich unless you’ve had one with Duke’s.) 😀 I… Continue reading An ode to Duke’s mayo: 3-ingredient fluffy biscuits

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Dinner in 10: One pan spicy tomato pasta

How about an easy-to-make and easy-to-eat pasta for dinner? This is one that I’ve made three times over the past month. It’s simple: put some fresh tomatoes across the bottom of your skillet, top with dry pasta and some veggies and spices, pour water over the whole thing, and stir as it cooks for nine… Continue reading Dinner in 10: One pan spicy tomato pasta

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Cooking basics: Making fresh butter

      I think the reason I love butter is that I was denied it for so many years. Not maliciously, of course. You see, I grew up in the 1970s, and in those days, every housewife used margarine. They were told it was better for their families, and it was less expensive than… Continue reading Cooking basics: Making fresh butter

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Pumpkin pie muffins with homemade whipped cream – An easy recipe

I made a treat for a work friend whose last day at our tv station was Friday. Brad is moving on to further his education, which I applaud! However, since he’s been someone I’ve enjoyed working with as he cheerfully ran camera for my cooking segments, helped me post stories to our website, and other… Continue reading Pumpkin pie muffins with homemade whipped cream – An easy recipe

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Three nearly-perfect weekend breakfast ideas

Where do you fall in the “breakfast vs. no breakfast” debate? Some of us can’t imagine a day without a good breakfast, while some can’t be bothered to stop to eat before heading out the door to their busy, nonstop days. Happily, that’s why weekends are so great! (Well, one of many reasons…) You can… Continue reading Three nearly-perfect weekend breakfast ideas

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Mason Jar love: Simple layered salads & other fun ideas

There is something simple and nostalgic about Mason jars.  I love their simple, shiny clean look, and how they hold the promise of something delicious held over from the garden’s harvest. John Mason invented and patented the first glass jar with a screw-on cap in 1858, and though he didn’t make much  money from his… Continue reading Mason Jar love: Simple layered salads & other fun ideas

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Simple pasta alla checca

In the summertime, when we are all blessedly swimming in fresh tomatoes, whether homegrown or from the farmers market, we eat our fair share of tomato sandwiches, salads, and the like. But what else can you do with fresh-off-the-vine tomatoes? This year, we have something new to do with those gorgeous, juicy orbs. It’s my… Continue reading Simple pasta alla checca