Seared Mushrooms and a Mushroom Melt

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I want to talk about my new favourite sandwich. This sandwich firmly bridges the gap between dude food and chick vittles. Grilled cheese is always the ultimate in sandwichery, but grilled cheese that is crammed to overspilling with seared mushrooms? It’s the best of all worlds. The combination of gooey, salty cheese and umami packed…

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Just something I wanted to S.H.A.R.E. with you all

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Well, it’s been a while since I last posted; some of you may remember a posting from Beccy back in June when she shared I’d been diagnosed with breast cancer. Since then, I’ve had a couple of surgeries, some chemo, and radiation, which is now ongoing, and except for the cancer, I’m in really good…

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Mind-blowing, good, clean fun.

We are having a wonderously wintery weather day.  The snow is blowing and it’s *brrrrrr* cold out there.  It’s enough to make you pull on the wool socks, a super thick sweat shirt, brew a cup of tea (or coffee or cocoa), and curl up with a good book.  Trouble is, there’s only so much…

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It’s a Yummy Earth.

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My sister Jessamine’s kids have severe food allergies.  The last time I had a peek at the list of no-no foods it included soy, corn, dairy, gluten, wheat, chemical preservatives and chemical dyes, among other things.  Those of you who spend as much time as I do staring at and clucking over product labels will recognize…

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Homemade English Muffins

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In last Monday’s column for the Record-Eagle, I ran a recipe for Speed of Light English Muffins.  Due to the constraints of space, I was unable to go on and on and on about what I do with those English muffins.  Mercifully for my family, the unusal ‘beneficiaries’ of conversations about my culinary obsessions, I…

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Bread: Fully Loaded! And a book review.

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Yesterday was B.U.S.Y!  Aside from the normal frenetic pace of life that goes hand in glove with having five sons ages 10 and under we had other pressing matters.  I am milking goats for friends up the road while they visit family, planning for a wedding rehearsal dinner I’m catering in August, helping put up…

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Cornbread Salad – Part 1

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As part of my wanderings through the internet world of food, I came across a site that hosts a monthly cooking challenge: http://weekendcookbookchallenge.blogspot.com/.   Every month a new challenge is issued around a certain theme—either a particular chef, a certain kind of food, etc. I believe the goal is to either use a cookbook you…

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The New Grill on the Block

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I received a bright shiny new gas grill for Mother’s Day.  This is a departure from the norm because my husband and I have been charcoal purists for nearly a decade.    There was an episode of King of the Hill years ago when Hank and their new Laosian neighbor had an argument over whether…

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