Monthly Archives: May 2013

Doctor, Doctor, please; Don’t you know my book just can’t last

I need a “book doctor”…and fast! Yep, a doc who can put the spine back together on my vintage cookbook. Passed down to me from my mom, it’s a treasured 1950s Culinary Art Institute Encyclopedia. The book is a tattered sight for sure, especially on the outside, but it is a treasure trove of cooking tips on the inside. Also tucked inside its pages are many of mom’s favorite recipes, scribbled on scraps of paper and on the backs of envelopes. It’s priceless to me. (read more…)

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Easy, Breezy Marinated Veggies

 I’m sharing one of my mom’s super, simple “throw together” recipes. Not sure why she scotch-taped it in the front of her cookbook. She was quirky that way, but it may have been because it was a reliable standby and she wanted to find it fast! All I remember is that it was surprisingly refreshing, [...]

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Fun Facts About These ‘Flying Flowers’…How to Lure Them to Your Garden

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I don’t know a lot about butterflies, but these “flying flowers” always fascinate me. My hubby and I took a road trip to the Calloway Gardens Butterfly Conservatory, where as many as 3,900 of them were fluttering about — darting and dashing — all around us. Whether you’re 2 or 92, the only way to describe [...]

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