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Carb-cutter Pizza Crust

I admit it. I am a pizza fanatic. Will I need to hand-in my foodie card with this confession? I’ve eaten at some of the finest restaurants in the world, tasted the concoctions of the most creative (and outrageous) chefs, and explored the cuisine of diverse cultures. Even after all …

Bleu Cheese Dressing

Before I entered the professional world of words, photos and print, I worked in restaurants. Although my mother was a very good and creative cook, I’d grown up with many food prejudices. I say prejudices, because my pickiness wasn’t only about how a food tasted, it was wrapped up in …

Yes, I Cook for My Dogs

As much as I hate to face it, my beloved pups are getting older as I get older. Tank turned 13 in August, Buck is about the same age (he was about 3 years old when we rescued him about 10 years ago) and Kiki,  was between 6 and 10 …

Southwest Cucumber Salad

What do you do when you miss a couple of days at the vegetable garden and your cucumbers look like this? And when your tomatoes have not yet ripened to make gazpacho with those cucumbers? I have that problem right now. Because of the late frosts in our region of …

Recipe Time: Refrigerator Dill Pickles

I posted this photo on Facebook last week and several of my family and friends asked for the recipe. I couldn’t post it right away because my recipe is a conglomeration of family and online sources. My grandmother used to make a variety of these pickles which we often ate like …

Tarragon Chicken Pie

Tarragon Chicken Pie (Based on an English recipe by Dan Lepard at GoodFood) My friend Karen L sent me this luscious sounding recipe from a British website and I had to try it on this rainy cold October night. The original recipe by Dan Lepard called vermouth, but with none …