Category Archives: In the Kitchen

Salad Dressings

I love this time of year – farmers’ markets, roadside stands and grocery stores are filled with local, fresh produce!  It’s easy to plan menus around the fresh harvest.  Friends came for dinner Sunday evening and brought us fresh tomatoes … Continue reading

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Broccoli Salad

When we lived in Jackson, Michigan we shared life with our good friends, the Baileys.  John and Sharon’s boys, Mikal and Seth, were the same ages as our girls and our families were frequently together – church, weekend activities, vacations, … Continue reading

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The Goodness of a Garden

I was in the backyard early this morning, watering the potted flowers along the patio and then on to our small raised-bed plantings.  Although we had an early start with warm weather, this hasn’t been a stellar year in the … Continue reading

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Chocolate Zucchini Cake

Well, it’s that time in the gardening season – zucchini harvest has begun.  If you are a gardener then you shake your head and keep repeating, “I only put in two plants!”  You’ve sautéed them, you’ve grilled them, you’ve steamed … Continue reading

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Strawberry Delight

When Paul and I were engaged I sat at Mom McCool’s kitchen table and she shared some of her family’s favorite recipes with me.  Occasionally, Paul would stroll through the kitchen and say, “Don’t forget to give her the one … Continue reading

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Organizing Recipes

When I started writing about collections, the first item I mentioned was my recipes, and I promised to elaborate on some systems you might want to try.  Diana asked how to keep track of recipes you cut out that you … Continue reading

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No-bake treats

Cooking day on the rooftop! Well, our thermometer and the calendars indicate that summer is here.  Weather forecasters here in Kansas are telling us the current conditions will likely continue – warm (OK, hot) sunshine and breezes.  With today’s recipe … Continue reading

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