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Recipes for the Grill

It’s that time of year! We’ve dusted off the grill and have been cooking out whenever we can so as not to heat up the house. First is a sauce great for ribs or chicken especially if you have an abundance of fresh strawberries. Strawberry Barbecue Sauce We were lucky …

How to Eat a Flat of Strawberries in Two Days

Tomatoes, corn and strawberries,  are best consumed on the same day that they are picked. The longer they sit, the more they lose flavor. Put them in the refrigerator, then you might as well kiss all their natural sweetness goodbye. So when a good friend dropped off a flat of …

Healthy and Meatless Summer Meal

We are enjoying the heat of summer here in NC and our garden is doing well despite the scarcity of rain. The garden is putting out enough that we’ve been eating off it for a while now. The husband requires meat with all his meals or it’s not a meal, …

Shrimp Heads and Cooperatives

SHRIMP HEADS With the recent news about imported frozen shrimps full of anti biotics and illegal drugs that have been long identified as carcinogenic and have been banned in the U.S., it is even more important to eat locally. Locally caught shrimps have none of those harmful carcinogens and what …

Spring Salad with Strawberries

There’s no recipe for this one, the ingredients are pretty self-explanatory, just take a look at what’s on the plate. I am simply invoking the gods of spring with this photograph, to bring it on already! I am ready for some warm weather, fresh fruits and vegetables. Aren’t you? On …

Cooked from the Heart

We haven’t had a food blog update lately so to catch up, here’s a few more recipes from our food blog, Cooked from the Heart (click on the recipe titles below for the recipes): Rice Noodles with Beef & Mint This recipe is one of our latest favorites. We’ve made …

Of Lasagnas and Birthday Traditions

Every year on their birthdays, they get to choose the meal. On previous years, when it came time to my youngest daughter’s birthday, everyone else in the house will start dreading the day because they know what is coming. SPAGHETTI!

Hot from the kitchen!

With the weekend coming up, I’m scouting for recipes to try this weekend. I have a few in mind already now we’ll just have to see how much energy I have left to actually cook them!  It’s a grey and rainy day here in NC today and I’ve been craving …

Olivari Olive Oil Kitchen Essentials Giveaway

We went to Walmart this past weekend and while there, I decided to check if they had any Olivari Olive Oil. I received some coupons and a sample of the Extra Virgin Olive oil for the giveaway that I’m hosting on my food blog and their literature says that they …

Happy New Year! What a Welcome!

Good thing I didn’t commit to any of the everyday/356 blogging projects going around, because I would have fallen off the wagon already. I really did have the best of intentions to start off this year right. I was going to cook up a storm on New Year’s Eve then …

Hickory Farms’ Party Planner Gift Box

It is tradition to receive at least one gift basket of food at our house. When we don’t get any, we sorely miss it and the holidays do not seem the same without it. This year, we are ensured to not miss having the summer sausages and cheese over crackers …

Food & Travel Blogger’s Dream Opportunity

Do you blog about food and travel? You may be interested in the email that I received regarding this awesome opportunity for a blogger to travel across five Asian countries and be paid $10,000! I wish I could apply. How about you, would you go for it?  ULTIMATE BLOGGER OPPORTUNITY: …