Monthly Archives: July 2011

Cast Iron Pans

Over the next few weeks I will be talking about a few of my favorite kitchen tools. When it comes to pots and pans I can say without a doubt that I love my Lodge cast iron cookware.  They are … Continue reading

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Michael Pollan

Michael Pollan has written a number of books on healthy eating.  One of my favorites is a book called Food Rules.  This little paperback is a much shorter version of In Defense of Food. In Food Rules, each brief chapter … Continue reading

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Scones

If you haven’t already noticed, I have quite a few scone recipes on my website, Valerie’s Cookbook.com.   In fact, I have no fewer than 12 scone recipes on my website. There are 2 base recipes, one is an oatmeal base … Continue reading

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Children Who Are Picky Eaters

Many of us have had to deal with children who are picky eaters and I can speak from my own experiences when I say picky eaters can quickly ruin a meal.  As our two children began eating solid food, my … Continue reading

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Grilled Pizza

I’m featuring grilled mini-pizzas on my website, Valerie’s Cookbook.com, this week. These little grilled mini-pizzas are small, but filling, and are definitely a crowd pleaser at our house.  I have eaten many wood-fired restaurant pizzas in my day and I can … Continue reading

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The Daily Family Meal

In these times of rapid advances in technology it is often hard to gather a family together for a family meal.  From an early age children are attached to devices such as video games, cell phones, personal computers, etc.  So, … Continue reading

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Perishable and Non-perishable Food Storage

As I cook in my kitchen I am constantly trying to come up with environmentally friendly methods of storage for perishable and non-perishable food items. We all know that plastic will not biodegrade once it is thrown in the landfill. … Continue reading

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