Category Archives: Cooking

Beal’s Pickles N Pints

Do  you like pickles?  Do you like beer?  Beal’s Pickles N Pints in Willoughby is where the two collide, in the best possible way!  You can read my review of Beal’s in my post for the Lake County Visitors Bureau … Continue reading

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Pantry Dinner in a Flash-Smoked Pork Chili

Some days as I drive home from work, my brain starts spinning with dinner possibilities.  I don’t cook every night and I am a big believer in cooking a big batch of most meals and freezing them for the future. … Continue reading

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A Taste of Sunshine in the Dark of Winter

Here on the North Coast we rejoice in spring, when the snow and ice retreats, Jack Frost returns to the North Pole and the growing season begins.  We also mourn when the last of the summer berries and tomatoes, the … Continue reading

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SALT Market Place and Cook Show – and a BIG Surprise!

Have you ever watched The Chew on TV?  I have always wanted to go to the show and be one of the lucky few who get to sit at the “special” table and sample the chefs’ creations.  Last week, I … Continue reading

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The Hostess and Host of Tomorrow

Raise your hand if this was your first cookbook: This edition was published in 1963.   I don’t know what year my mother gave it to me but I was seven years old then so probably that year or shortly after. I don’t … Continue reading

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I scream you scream we all scream for …..

Make your own low fat low, sugar ice cream with peaches and pecans. Continue reading

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Roasted Green Beans and Tomatoes

  This week I had just a small handfull of green beans in my CSA box and LOTS of tomatoes.  I’ve been making the standard country dish of green beans/new potatoes/onions/ham all summer and was ready for something different.  I … Continue reading

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Touring the West Side Market

Maybe you’ve seen it featured on the Food Network, who have proclaimed it the Best Food Lovers Market.  Just about anybody who is anybody makes a stop there when they visit Cleveland.    Of course local chefs, including Michael Symon, love … Continue reading

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Homemade Pop Tarts

Why you say, they are right there on the grocer’s shelf, multiple flavors, frosted AND unfrosted.  Chalk it up to a cold, snowy day and a burning desire to try something new.  Also, a jar of Nutella was just sitting … Continue reading

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Winter Squash Soup

Winter squash 1. Noun. Any of various plants of the species Cucurbita maxima and Cucurbita moschata producing squashes that have hard rinds and mature in the fall. I welcome the arrival of winter squash season – no more pesky zucchinis … Continue reading

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