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Eating With the Seasons

Eating With the Seasons

Have you heard about this phenomenon of eating with the seasons? It truly isn’t a new concept. In fact, for thousands of years it’s how humans ate. It has only been in man’s recent history, perhaps since the beginning of the Industrial Age, that humans began eating foods that were […]

Cure Your Sugar Cravings

Cure Your Sugar Cravings

Do you want a cure for sugar cravings? What do you normally do for them? Indulge in sugar? Would you like to know how to cure those cravings without eating sugar? Read on for how to cure your sugar cravings. How Not To Cure Your Sugar Cravings Avoid artificial sweeteners. […]

Jalapeño Peppers

Jalapeño Health Benefits

Do jalapeños have health benefits? Do they have any properties, other than their spicy flavor, that benefit us? Jalapeños! Either you love them or you hate them. I grew up in South Texas so I love them. A few weeks back, I posted my recipe for Jalapeño Lime Salad Dressing. […]

Jalapeño Lime Salad Dressing

Jalapeño Lime Salad Dressing

Jalapeño Lime Salad Dressing has become our favorite dressing. It has been a lot of years since I bought salad dressing. There are many reasons to make your own dressings: Salad dressings are really easy to make. They are much cheaper than store bought dressings. They are healthier than store […]

A Change Is In the Works!

A Change Is In the Works

Perhaps you’ve already noticed the change? I made it 2 or 3 weeks ago without announcing it. While the changes to my blog may seem subtle, they’re indicative a bigger change. What Changed? The tag line at the top of the website now reads “What’s Cookin’ with Barbara!” And on […]

Joy Of Cooking

The Joy of Cooking

Growing up, my mother cooked everything from scratch and “The Joy of Cooking” was her constant and faithful kitchen companion. According to Wikipedia, it has been in print continuously since 1936. (I get commissions for purchases made through the Amazon link on this page.) As a child, I remember it […]

Sautéed Squash Medley

Sautéed Squash Medley – Yellow Squash and Zucchini

This Sautéed Squash Medley was inspired by a dish I had at a restaurant. As usually happens, it was further inspired by the availability of the ingredients at the farmers market. The onion, mushrooms, yellow squash, zucchini, and tomato all came from the market. Why does that matter? Freshness is […]

Over-rated Kitchen Gadgets

Top 5 Highly Over-rated Kitchen Gadgets

Sometimes, we buy over-rated kitchen gadgets. I’m certainly guilty since I love prowling through kitchen stores looking for new and cool gadgets. Often I’m rewarded with a really cool tool, but there are some kitchen gadgets that are highly over-rated. Here is my list of the top 5! #5 Rice […]