In The Kitchen

Pumpkin Maple Pudding

When my son was young and my daughter not even born yet, I worked part time at a daycare center. It was a wonderful place that provided so much for the kids. At the time, they even had a cook on staff (think peanut butter and jelly sandwiches and goldfish crackers) that provided breakfast, lunches […]

Betty’s Best Banana-Nut Bread

I’ve been making the same banana bread recipe for years. I got it from an old cookbook which has long been gone. I think it was a teacher’s recipe collection from Pennsylvania. The author was Mrs. Betty Brant of Shanksville, PA. And thanks to Google, I was able to locate her obituary. She lived to…

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The Legacy Of Recipe Cards

Old fashioned, handwritten recipe cards can give us memories that go beyond flour, sugar and instructions. For my wedding shower, over 25 years ago, my mom did something unique. When she mailed out the invitations, she included a blank recipe card. The idea was for each girl to come to the shower and, in addition…

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Honey Rosemary Salmon

This is a low-sodium recipe that the whole family will love. Because it’s supposed to have a sweet rather than savory flavor, the missing sodium isn’t at all noticeable. I buy my salmon at Sam’s Club. Even though it’s kind of expensive, buying it at a warehouse club makes it affordable. The slab I buy…

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Best Ever Watermelon Cutting Board

Watermelon is one of the best things about summer. It’s second only to, when my kids were in school, not having to worry about lunches, homework and clean uniforms. We typically go through 2-3 watermelons per week. It gets so bad sometimes that I have to worry about the trash being so heavy because of…

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Grandmother Bovard’s Old-Time Chocolate Chip Cookies

Back in the 1930’s and 40’s, my husband’s grandmother, Martha Bovard made traditional Toll House Chocolate Chip Cookies in her Maryland kitchen, but she stretched them by simply adding 4 cups of corn flakes Cereal to the mixture. This simple addition has turned into somewhat of a cult following in our house. It’s almost criminal…

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Low-Sodium Basic Fresh Salsa

Salsa is one of those hidden dangers in the world of sodium. In the past I loved Chi-Chi’s Mild Salsa because it wasn’t too spicy. (Some mild salsas are too spicy for me.) But then I realized it has 150 mg. of sodium PER 2 TABLESPOONS. I’m sure that with a bowl of tortilla chips…

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