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Although we often eat salads at any time of year, spring and summer are our favorite times for them. I like a large tossed salad for dinner, especially when it’s hot and humid outside.

No matter how much I enjoy cooking, there are times when I’m in a hurry or just don’t feel like making a “traditional” dinner. Through the years, I’ve come up with a few simple meals that …

A few months ago, I wrote about Jack Daniels pulled pork BBQ sauce, which we had discovered.Before that, we had bought a brand called Lloyd’s in original BBQ sauce. And, although we liked both, …

It’s that time of year when we can begin buying fresh local asparagus. When I was young, my family often had asparagus that we grew. It was boiled until it nearly was mush, then served on soft white …

During World War II, there was rationing, including some types of meat, like beef. Since we lived on a small farm, we usually had pigs, chickens, and a few ducks, but no cows. My father would trade …

March has been an interesting month, one day feeling like April, the next few like May, before jumping back to March. Many of us are ready to start our gardens. However, Mother Nature says, “Not …

In 1990, we began caring for our granddaughters, Tara age 5 and Sabrina age 3. Their mother was “recovering” from a bad marriage. We were happy to help with the girls. Once they got used to us, we …

For most of my life, watermelon has been one of my favorite summertime treats. My family used to grow them. My brothers and I couldn’t wait for the melons to ripen. Then we, often with some friends, …

When I was growing up, we never had soup. My family didn’t consider it food. In the early 1960s when I had to learn to cook, I began reading cookbooks. I soon learned soup was a good food and easy …

On St. Patrick’s Day, everyone who’s Irish celebrates, along with many who aren’t Irish but join in the festivities. If you’re of Scottish descent, you celebrate Robert “Robbie” Burns Day …

Now that most of the hassle and stress of the holidays is behind us, it’s time to relax and reflect on the season.Once the rush is over, most of us are much calmer. It is a great time to have a …

Ready or not, it’s that time of the year when holiday preparations are in full swing. One of the great things about it is that our house smells like baking cookies made from scratch and the subtle …

While growing up, any holiday meant plenty of food, whether at a friend’s, at one of my aunts’, or at our home. Everyone brought something they’d made and most everyone liked. I remember many of …

Out of season vegetables and fruits usually aren’t on my shopping list. However, because of a special occasion, I bought some “fresh” asparagus. I noted it was from Peru. But it looked so good …

Patti and I like good barbecue. That’s one part of cooking I never got involved with. Since I don’t cook outside and don’t have a grill, it’s a lot easier to buy pre-cooked BBQ. There are …

Patti and I like good barbecue. That’s one part of cooking I never got involved with. Since I don’t cook outside and don’t have a grill, it’s a lot easier to buy pre-cooked BBQ. There are …

Most of us have a favorite meal. Mine is nearly anything!Seriously, I do have a favorite: roast chicken, mashed potatoes and almost any vegetable, with ice cream for dessert. I think my love of …

In the Sept. 28 issue of the Herald, I wrote about deglazing skillets after sauteing food. What I forgot to mention is that I don’t deglaze with anything I wouldn’t drink. I think I speak for …

As I was growing up, much of the food we ate was fried. I don’t know what the fat was, probably animal fat my grandfather or mother preserved. I do know it wasn’t olive oil. After I realized I …

In the Aug. 24 issue of the Bucks County Herald, I wrote about some of the disasters Patti and I have made while preparing food. I asked you, our readers, to share some of your “mistakes."

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