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Star Spangled Appetizing Inspirations
Old Glory, a nickname for our nation’s flag, is comprised of three significant colors: RED, being the symbol of valor and bravery; WHITE, symbolizes purity and innocence; and, BLUE, is… Read More
Wild Game Hunting
The Camaraderie, The Hunt, The Taste Venison, deer, is one of the most traditional, widely-eaten and vastly hunted varieties of wild game. They are a nuisance to corn fields, they damage… Read More
Beer and the Body
Three weeks ago I was tailgating with a large group of friends on our college campus. Our senses were surrounded by: tables butted together and loaded down with tailgating food,… Read More
A Fierce and Show-Stopping 4-H Grill Off
Have you taken the time to walk through a junior fair building at the county fair? Have you focused on 4-H members’ projects realizing their talent, dedication and time? The… Read More
Is It All in the Taste Buds?
“That soup needs more salt.” “What? The soup tastes fine to me.” Or, “that cake is far too sweet,” yet, that same cake tastes “just right” to someone else. Why… Read More
Rhubarb, The Vegetable
Wait! What? Rhubarb is a vegetable? I thought rhubarb was only a fruit we grew in our garden for our neighbor Nancy who could not wait to snip the fleshy… Read More
Does Your Chewing Gum Lose its Flavor on the Bedpost Overnight?
Do you recall that catchy tune? I have actually left gum on my bedpost to prove or disprove if the flavor did leave overnight. What was my result? It was… Read More
Sweet Sorghum Syrup
Could this old fashioned sweetener enjoyed by Southerners and Midwesterners up until the early to mid- 1900s be making a comeback? Or, is the process of making the syrup an… Read More
Herbs, Spices And Flavorings – A Guide To Simplifying Seasonings
Great food should be judged by the company it keeps! When I read this quote I knew it would be appropriate for a future blog and here we are…Food Blog… Read More
S’Mores! A Historically Beloved Dessert…
What contains only three ingredients and has its own national day of adoration? Believe it, or not, the S’more is celebrated yearly in the United States on August 10! Often… Read More
Memorial Day In The USA
Many of us are anticipating the upcoming extended weekend as we prepare to celebrate and honor Memorial Day 2014 in the United States of America. Just some of the activities… Read More
On THE FARM for Mother’s Day
WOUB Public Media is now featuring a cooking show with Ian Knauer titled, THE FARM. Ian gained a tremendous amount of experience by working for Gourmet Magazine for ten years…. Read More
Spring On The Flavor!
Our viewing and listening area is an extraordinary environment for a multitude of reasons, and, the premise of my opinion is how we experience all four seasons like we do…. Read More
Sweets For The Sweet! – Happy Valentine’s Day!
Oh, sweet Valentine’s Day…how you are either loved or dreaded! I have always been giddy when it comes to this holiday with the reds and pinks, brightly colored flowers, chocolate… Read More
Countdown To Super Bowl XLVIII… For The Food!
Super Bowl Sunday is the second-largest day of food consumption in the United States after Thanksgiving, according to Wikipedia. Although it has never been made an official holiday, several sports… Read More
Comforting Soup During Winter’s Hibernation…Brrr!
Have you ever heard the statement, Soup During The Winter, Heart Attack By Spring? Due to the large concentration of sodium for preservation in canned soups I hope the winter… Read More
Jack Frost Nipping At Your Nose And Tickling Your Taste Buds
Jack Frost is a composite of several characters like Father Frost and Jokul Frosti. This fictional being is believed to control winter elements. Common happenings attributed to Jack Frost include… Read More
Trimble Football Success Boosting Community Morale
Tucked into the northeastern corner of Athens County are Trimble Twp. and the villages of Glouster, Trimble and Jacksonville. This is an area with only about 4,480 people and a… Read More
Oreo Candy Thanksgiving Turkeys Deliciously Adorn The Holiday Table
The presentation of your Thanksgiving table draws in friends and family and is a prelude to the meal we wait for all – year- long! When you are the host… Read More
Countdown To Summer’s Finale’, Labor Day Weekend Festivities, Football Fever And The Reds
There seems to be an ecstatic fury of comments by my Facebook friends ranging from schools being back in session, to “I’m reposting this recipe” and what game they’re going… Read More
Let Us Go Greek
Do you ever get a particular flavor or scent or taste in your mind and there isn’t anything to distract you from obtaining that except the real thing? And, should… Read More
The Fabulous Fourth Of July – To Honor, Celebrate and Remember!
The 4th of July is an exciting holiday here in the United States. Retailers have created colorful flyers, are running ads, decorating their windows all with holiday ideas. These party… Read More
Summer Salad Dressings – A Fresh Approach
As consumers, if we cannot pronounce the ingredients on the salad dressing label how can we expect our bodies to process it? Sometimes we snatch it off the shelf anyway… Read More
A Dip That Won’t Hinder Your Pool-side Appeal
I attended a friend’s baby shower a couple of weeks ago which was held at the home of her parents. As I was walking up the hillside steps to the… Read More
Mother’s Day Beautified By An Edible Fruit Bouquet
Each year when the holidays make their annual appearances you can hear my mother say, “now, I don’t need anything, please, don’t get me anything…I have enough!” It seems that… Read More