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From Pat Barger’s CK, adapted from Reader’s Digest Quick Thrifty Cooking Preheat oven to 375 degrees. Combine 1 1/2 lb minced ham, 1 1/2 lb ground pork, 1 1/2 c fine dry bread crumbs, 1 1/2 c very finely chopped onion, 3 lightly beaten eggs, 2 1/4 c milk,...

Cooking skills focus: Knife skills, sautéing/caramelizing, roasting, balancing flavors Ingredients – 1 ½ pounds tomatoes, diced large (I know they aren’t seasonal, but they were cheap and available when I went shopping) – 2/3 cup red wine vinegar – salt & pepper to taste – 2 Tablespoons cooking oil – 1 pound...

Cooking skills focus: Braising, balancing flavors Ingredients – 1 T cooking oil – 1 yellow onion, quartered and sliced 1/4″ thick – 1 head garlic, peeled & sliced – 1 t cooking oil – 5 whole chicken legs (or 10 each drumsticks/thighs), meat scored with a knife so heat...

Many of the flowers that grace our yards are edible.  They can be used as accents in a salad or as garnish on a main dish.  Here are a few of my favorites:

By Diana Vinh Have you ever wanted to make cheese?  The first time I tried was as a Peace Corps volunteer living in the West African country of Mali.  I was really missing pizza so went down to the local market and bought some milk in a calabash gourd, bread...

Cardamom, also known as Amomum or Aframomum, is part of the ginger family. It is a very popular spice in Indian, Northern and Central African, Scandinavian and Middle Eastern cuisine. It is native to India, Sri Lanka, and is cultivated in Guatemala, Mexico, Indonesia and certain areas in Southern...

Here are some tasty and time saving recipes from the Suite 101 site: Juicy and flavorful, rotisserie chickens are available in the deli of any grocery store for about $7.00. Moms in a pinch to get a hot, healthy meal on the table should pick one up and try...

Here’s a great article about spring rhubarb from the Mixed Greens blog. What can I say? She’s a babe. Eight weeks ago rhubarb lay dormant in her own leafy compost, today with hot pink stalks and abundant crinkly leaves ablaze, she struts her stuff. These first leafings are positively iridescent...

Rhubarb is just beginning to show up in markets now so this recipe from the “Splendid Table” blog comes just in time. Unlike most vegetables, rhubarb is only available here in season. This doesn’t bother me, there are quite a few things like asparagus, tomatoes, and peaches that I...