The best lobster bisque … it’s that time again!

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Thinking about making something different for New Year's Eve? Lobster Bisque is a festive, filling soup that let's your friends know you care enough about them to make something special. I'm not going to tell you that this is one of our super simple dishes but it is worth the time. [caption...

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Carmel Sauce

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My grandmother, Sadie A. Shafer made the best carmel sauce for us when we were growing up. Unfortunately for me, I didn't get her recipe before she passed away. But fortunately for me, she taught me to love cooking and to experiment with foods. So I think I have come up with a sauce...

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Cleanse for Thanksgiving Day food hangovers!

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We all love it, do it and regret it! Ahh, Thanksgiving dinner, it is simply the best holiday.  You know the drill, preparing all day for your families favorite dishes, setting the table and blasting through the first plate so you can have room for seconds before your stomach has...

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Roasting the Thanksgiving Bird

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THANKSGIVING, It's all about the…food, family, football, friends? How would you finish the statement? In my family, it's all about turkey,stuffing,mashed potatoes, gravy, pumpkin pie; except for Jay, for some reason he thinks it's all about the ham. Ham Jay?  We've never had...

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Win an Amy Kahn Russell Necklace

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Statements by Amy Kahn Russell Bronze Carved Gemstone Pendant with 24" Beaded Necklace This beautiful and exotic Foo Dog Pendant by Amy Kahn Russell features hand carved artistry in lush green Aventurine gemstones. Foo dogs are known as guardians and are believed to bring luck...

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Tomato Soup Time

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Since Joanna has been harvesting her tomatoes, it inspired me to make some homemade tomato soup. Tomato soup is probably the easiest of all soups and  paired with a grilled cheddar cheese sandwich, it's hard to have anything better. I didn't have any ripe ones from my own garden...

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Squash Ratatouille and other Foods for Fall

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I wish I could say that I'm a super gardener like our Garden Maiden, Joanna.  But I'm not.  I'm ok with flowers but terrible when it come to having lots of bounty from my vegetable garden.  It's September and the only thing I've harvested were cherry tomatoes, chives and spearmint....

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Botswana Baked Polenta

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Botswana is not only known for it abundance of elephants but their many fabulous chefs.  While we were traveling on safari this summer we were treated to some delicious locals foods. They are tasty and inexpensive.This baked polenta recipe is from Kwetsani Camp in the Okawango Delta,...

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ITS Tomato Time Again

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I was lucky to have my tomatoes come on and get beautiful and plump at the end of the season. I was getting ready to leave town and I saw that I had baskets of them and  I realized that I really wanted to can them this year. It had been probably ten years since I had last...

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9/11 Memorial

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Soon after the attack brought down the twin towers, my husband and I visited the site to pay our respects.  It left us deeply saddened and upset.  We hadn't been back again. Last Saturday, first thing in the morning, the whole family took the subway from Brooklyn and visited...

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