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I love cookies. They can be elegant or rustic. They come in bars, or drops, or thin little slices. You can make decorative cookies in all different shapes. I even have a unicorn cookie cutter. ...
by michelewln
Comment Count 4 comments on Mon Aug 27, 2012 at 08:04 AM PDT with 9 Recommends
In times of stress we often look to comfort food to help us get through. Comfort food is food that soothes the psyche as it provides nourishment. It often is a food that we remember from our ...
by michelewln
Comment Count 9 comments on Mon Aug 13, 2012 at 08:20 AM PDT with 8 Recommends
For the last ten years I have been working on an original recipes cookbook. I am currently doing the final format on it and have started up a second cookbook for the new recipes. I have around 255 ...
by michelewln
Comment Count 3 comments on Mon Jul 16, 2012 at 04:52 AM PDT with 6 Recommends
I learned to cook vegetarian dishes from necessity. My niece was bringing up her fiancé to meet her Dad and Kevin was a vegetarian. My Mom was a typical Midwest meat and potatoes cook and was at a ...
by michelewln
Comment Count 5 comments on Mon Apr 30, 2012 at 09:51 AM PDT with 16 Recommends
I have been busy lately with having family over for dinner. We have had Christmas, St. Patrick’s Day, and Easter at my house. It is a challenge because part of the family is vegetarian and part ...
by michelewln
Comment Count 3 comments on Mon Apr 09, 2012 at 09:55 AM PDT with 11 Recommends
With warmer weather coming in it is the time of year that we start thinking of parties. I am having family and friends to dinner for both St. Patrick’s Day and Easter. We will have a High School ...
by michelewln
Comment Count 6 comments on Mon Mar 12, 2012 at 08:47 AM PDT with 15 Recommends
I think one of the greatest inventions as far as cooking goes is the Crockpot or Slow Cooker. In 1970 Rival acquired from the Naxon Utilities Corporation a “beanery” which was used for slow ...
by michelewln
Comment Count 154 comments on Mon Feb 27, 2012 at 09:47 AM PST with 159 Recommends
I grew up in California. It was there that I first encountered Tex-Mex cooking. Many people seem to think that Tex-Mex cooking is Taco Bell. Nothing could be further from the truth. I learned most ...
by michelewln
Comment Count 16 comments on Mon Feb 06, 2012 at 07:56 AM PST with 17 Recommends
Around January salads start appearing on a lot of people’s diets. People have decided to lose weight and hope that salads will help do the trick. Unfortunately many people equate salads with boring.
by michelewln
Comment Count 6 comments on Mon Jan 09, 2012 at 07:24 AM PST with 9 Recommends
Christmas is over. You are still finding bows that have been torn off the packages. Now you can relax and oh wait New Year’s and the Super Bowl are coming up. To help you out here are some ...
by michelewln
Comment Count 4 comments on Mon Dec 26, 2011 at 07:39 AM PST with 6 Recommends
I think almost every house has their own traditions when it comes to Christmas dinner. I know in our house ham was the traditional dish. Some houses go with the Christmas goose ala Charles Dickens. ...
by michelewln
Comment Count 16 comments on Mon Dec 19, 2011 at 09:22 AM PST with 13 Recommends
I’m not really sure where the time went but this Thursday is Thanksgiving. For me it will be a day of trying to get Christmas projects started. I’m going to be by myself as my niece and her ...
by michelewln
Comment Count 3 comments on Mon Nov 21, 2011 at 08:28 AM PST with 9 Recommends
I am a huge fan of Chinese food. In many of my recipes I use Chinese cooking techniques and do my own versions of popular Chinese recipes. It comes from living most of my life in the San Francisco ...
by michelewln
Comment Count 3 comments on Mon Nov 14, 2011 at 06:57 AM PST with 5 Recommends
In times of stress we often look to comfort food to help us get through. Comfort food is food that soothes the psyche as it provides nourishment. It often is a food that we remember from our ...
by michelewln
Comment Count 6 comments on Mon Nov 07, 2011 at 07:19 AM PST with 8 Recommends
It is one of the most humble of vegetables but also one of my favorites. It is the common potato. It has a long history and was first cultivated in South America between three and seven thousand ...
by michelewln
Comment Count 10 comments on Mon Oct 31, 2011 at 08:22 AM PDT with 8 Recommends
One day my teenage niece told me she knew what the five main food groups were. She proudly told me chocolate, chocolate, chocolate, and pizza. You can tell we are related. Chocolate is a slice of ...
by michelewln
Comment Count 5 comments on Mon Oct 17, 2011 at 08:13 AM PDT with 7 Recommends
Pasta dishes are frequently found in the category of comfort food. Many of us grew up on the blue box with the orange sauce called macaroni and cheese. You can find pasta dishes in the cuisine of ...
by michelewln
Comment Count 9 comments on Mon Oct 10, 2011 at 08:40 AM PDT with 6 Recommends
As some of you may have noticed over here at Street Prophets we call the tip jar, cookies. It probably says a lot about our love of food. One of the major comfort foods in the world has to be ...
by michelewln
Comment Count 17 comments on Mon Sep 26, 2011 at 08:20 AM PDT with 9 Recommends
I love soups. When I’m not feeling well the thing I crave most is soup. Soups have been traced to around 6,000 B.C. Almost every culture has a version of soup. Soup can be hot or cold or a broth ...
by michelewln
Comment Count 20 comments on Mon Sep 19, 2011 at 08:38 AM PDT with 29 Recommends
Last week I started what I hope to be a weekly diary about community supported ...
by LaKathie
Comment Count 47 comments on Fri Jun 26, 2009 at 05:59 PM PDT with 15 Recommends