Category Archives for Recipes

I Love Asparagus!

Asparagus Soup recipe

  Asparagus  is the quintessential spring vegetable. I know that spring has really come to Aiken when I see bunches of local asparagus in the grocery stores. I prefer to buy the young stalks that are less than 1/2 inch in diameter, if possible, so that I can eat the whole stalk and not waste a […]

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Yummy Cool Cucumbers


     Cucumbers are coming in to season now and I love them! Because of imports, it is possible to purchase fresh cucumbers at the grocery store year round. However, when they are out of season the price is much higher due to extra shipping costs. In addition, they have much less flavor and have […]

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Chicken and Vegetable Primavera

ingredient substitutes

 I am always looking for quick and easy dinner recipes that are also gluten and dairy free.  Sometimes I find a recipe that looks pretty good, but there are a few ingredients that won’t work for me. Other times I am ready to cook and missing one or more ingredients. What’s the answer?     […]

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Shrimp Florentine Bowl

          Our local Fresh Market had wild caught South Carolina shrimp on sale last week.  Since this  is one of our favorite foods, I bought some and made a wonderful quick and easy dinner with it.Did you know a recipe that has Florentine in the name includes spinach as one ingredient? […]

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Sweet Potatoes, The American Gift to the World

      Sweet potatoes were not known in Europe until 1492 when Christopher Columbus brought them back to Europe from his trip to the “New World”, according to George Mateljan. For years I associated eating sweet potatoes almost exclusively with the Thanksgiving and Christmas holidays and a very sugary sweet potato casserole. Then after […]

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