Category Archives: Shopping

Mayocoba beans and chicken red chili

I was shopping in Hattiesburg, in the bean aisle.  Usually, there is nothing surprising or unusual to be found–I am reasonably certain that we have tried about every bean sold in Southern Mississippi at least once.  Beans are cheap, easy … Continue reading

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Bacon Ritz crackers?

This time of year, I’m not enthusiastic about cooking.  We still get hungry though.  We’re just more inclined to seek cool, no-cooking-required foods. Peanut butter, cheese, tuna, chicken, turkey, and cold cuts are all favorites.  We even cooked a turkey … Continue reading

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New Product-Jif Whips Whipped Peanut Butter & S’mores

I was recently asked to try & review Jif Whips Whipped Peanut Butter & S’mores.  I’ll confess, I had completely missed its debut on the market, and I guess it had been out a while.  The whole idea of whipped … Continue reading

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Healthy Venezuelan Cooking by the Nomad Cook

Healthy Venezuelan Cooking offers anecdotes and recipes for Venezuelan foods, focusing on making these dishes heathier and lighter for the modern diet. With photos and clear instructions, it’s a great resource for any adventurous foodie and would make a fantastic gift for the foodie in your life. Continue reading

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It’s my birthday, so here’s a gift for YOU!

My birthday is the 19th of this month, and while I’m going to leave my age a bit mysterious (ladies are like that…) I am going to be celebrating it with family and friends on a camping trip.   So … Continue reading

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Staying on budget

Face it–we’ve got a tough economy.  Prices are rising, while wages and incomes either are not rising or are actually shrinking.  The only flex point in most family’s budgets that is left is the food budget. So what can a … Continue reading

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32 Small Breads

This is the baking season.  We have holidays coming, the weather is cool enough to do it, and the extra warmth in the kitchen isn’t the problem it is all summer.  That means its the perfect time to bake some … Continue reading

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The All American Biscuit

It’s hot off the presses! Today, The All American Biscuit was released on Amazon’s Kindle.  It’s biscuits and more biscuits, from biscuit history to biscuits of nearly every imaginable sort.  I’d have done A to Z, but…some of the letters … Continue reading

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55 Fantastic Fudges

Fudge.  Who doesn’t love it?  It’s everything we aren’t supposed to eat, laced with sugar and fat.  It’s rich, creamy, and oh, so sweet. Fudge vanishes at bake sales and buffet dessert trays faster than money out of my bank … Continue reading

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What’s up with that anyhow?

It seems that Walmart now supplies a substantial percentage of America’s groceries.  While I am all for free enterprise, I hate to see any company become a giant among the stores.  It creates a situation where they can control prices, … Continue reading

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