Tag: Recipes

Nibbles & Bites: Apple Dumplings

I’ve been thinking a lot about apples, lately, and with the weather cooling off, the cinnamon brooms showing up in the supermarkets and the idea that the holidays are right around the corner, I think of Mom making Apple Dumplings. This is her recipe, updated a little by me. They are especially good on cool […]

Chocolate Chip Cheese Ball

Traditionally, my garden club has a carry-in for our first meeting of our new year which starts in September.   This year was no exception and we had an exceptional selection of salads and desserts.  This is not always the case.  One year we had at least three broccoli salads. One item in particular was a […]

Nibbles & Bites: Magazine Mash-Up

Okay, everyone, show of hands: how many subscribe to cooking magazines? Bonus round: how many times have you actually used a recipe from said magazines? Uh huh, exactly what I thought. (Don’t worry, I’m just as guilty as the rest of you.) It doesn’t seem to matter what I’m interested in, a “collector” streak always […]

Banana Bread Recipe

I love banana bread but it is not the healthiest thing to be eating. I will usually make it once or twice a year, but I tend to stay away from the ones they sell at the grocery store bc they are usually higher fat grams and relatively expensive for what you are getting. Here […]

Tuscan White Bean Soup Recipe from Oodles Uncorked Restaurant

Enjoy this flavorful soup, courtesy of Executive Chef and General Manager Amelia Adams of Oodles Uncorked restaurant at Market Square in Knoxville, Tennessee.  Chef Amelia is expecting her first child in a couple of months and lives on a farm about 5 miles from Big Ridge State Park on Norris Lake.  She’s only lived in the Knoxville […]

Recipes, Recipes, Recipes

I was wondering what you look for in a recipe. What is your deciding factor to either make the recipe or look for another one? For instance, I can look at a recipe and decide that I’m not going to make it because it has too many ingredients that I don’t have on hand and […]

Get Recipes On Your Cell Phone

The Wall Street Journal has a weekly column where they mention notable blogs. 101Cookbooks.com was mentioned this week so I took a peek. It is a lovely, well-thought out foodie blog with lots of recipes. I especially like their beautiful photos. One thing that caught my eye was their ability to provide recipes in a […]

Homemade Animal Crackers Recipe

Originally uploaded by Laurel714 Well, since I just did a post slamming the Girl Scouts for not making homemade baked goods for their public service project, I thought it would be useful to offer another contrast between store-bought and homemade using another popular food item – the animal cracker. Who, among us, has not had […]

Talking Turkey Tips and Social Networking

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Recipe Contests: Cook Food. Win Money.

I’ve won two cooking contests in my time. The first was when I was in sixth grade and while the boys had a contest to make model planes, the girls were asked to bake something. I attended elementary school in more sexist times. While all the other girls made chocolate cakes, brownies, and cookies I made my […]