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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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Food photography

I’ve spent the day cooking.  You’d think we were expecting company, but I made small amounts of 15 different recipes today. I’m working on the photos for the next cookbook, which happens to be all about Halloween party foods.  You … Continue reading

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Poverty recipes

Poverty recipes…it sounds dreadful, but they aren’t.  They are often delicious, as well as often are comfort foods.  What they are is the foods we can make when our budgets have gone from merely sobbing after a trip to the … Continue reading

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The elusive bananas foster custard pie

The bananas foster custard pie is my current project in the works.  We had the initial version, but that missed the mark for me.  It just wasn’t it.  So, with my partner in crime, we discussed what was wrong, and … Continue reading

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Special diets and illnesses

As we go through life, we go through phases in how we eat.  As babies, we need low salt and smooth textures.  We love sweet and even lemons taste sweet to us. As toddlers, we want things that feel interesting … Continue reading

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Cures for the budget minded cook

Its not uncommon for families to have to “make-do” with cutting back on the grocery budget, as that is often the only place the budget has to “flex” to cover increased costs for other items or to cope with a … Continue reading

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Steamed chocolate pudding fail?

The steamed chocolate pudding didn’t get rave reviews on the first effort.  It wasn’t sweet enough, was too dry, and just didn’t measure up on a number of counts.  So, we look at the recipe, and we decided the sugar … Continue reading

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