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Appealing Peels and Leaves

September 18, 2017 Blog

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Are you trying to eat more fruits and vegetables to ensure you get your vitamins and minerals? Trying to minimize your food waste by cooking those greens and refraining from peeling many of those fruits and vegetables you consume? From russet potatoes and beets, to pears and kiwis, there is a lot of nutrition in […]

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Cool Down with Iced Tea: Brewing 3 Ways

June 29, 2017 Drink

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It may be nearing the end of National Iced Tea Month (June), but that doesn’t mean we can’t continue to seek out great ways to brew and enjoy delicious iced tea. Whether you’re at the pool and want to cool down with an ice-cold glass of tea, or you’re looking for a refreshing new twist […]

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Our Sense of Smell

June 20, 2017 Blog

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Aromas . . . they surround us, they ignite our hunger, they nudge our memories, and they alert us to something that just isn’t right. Smell is one of our most powerful senses, and one that it is inextricably intertwined in our souls. Sometimes when we think about taste, we think about what goes on […]

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Ten Summer Recipes

July 19, 2016 Blog

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We’re always in search of  fun ways to refresh ourselves during the summer, so we dug deep into our recipe box for some old favorites, and then added some new ones we just tried. Perfect for kids and adults alike, these recipes are sure to please. 1. Semifreddo Who says you can’t enjoy homemade ice […]

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Celebrating Earth Day in the Kitchen

April 2, 2015 Featured

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The first Earth Day, held on April 22, 1970, heralded an emerging consciousness of the impact our day-to-day activities had on the environment. Since that day 45 years ago, environmental concerns have come to the forefront, and have come to affect our choices from cars to the food we eat. In celebration of Earth Day […]

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Baking and Cookie Sheets: A Review

December 9, 2014 Featured

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It’s cookie-baking season, and the house is filled with cheer. But, with everything else that is going on, I want to ensure that I continue to maintain a bit of cheer when baking. Nothing can be more frustrating than taking the time to bake cookies and not have them come out properly. I want each […]

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Summer Beverages

June 24, 2014 Drink

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An Infusion of Fun and Refreshment with Primula Flavor Now System As I look at our window I see the plums ripening, the birds darting to and fro, and kids out on their bikes. Clearly summer is upon us, and so it is time to ring in some of my favorite refreshing summer recipes. Infusing […]

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Slowing Down for a Breather

April 4, 2014 Featured

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Most days, around 4 p.m., if I’m not heading out in the car for the remainder of the day, I pop open a bottle of wine and pour myself a glass. I have to admit that it is usually a mad rush to get the bottle uncorked, the glass poured, and then raised up to […]

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Celebrating the Art of Giving: Gifts from the Kitchen

December 1, 2013 DIY

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As shoppers crowd the malls and jam the web in search of the perfect gift for their friends and family, I head to the kitchen to make many of my gifts. Whether it is a batch of cookies for a party, truffles for a sweetheart, or caramel corn for snack time, homemade gifts are always welcomed. […]

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Thanksgiving Planning: The Tools

November 12, 2013 Featured

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  With just 2 ½ weeks to Thanksgiving, I’m well into my planning mode. I just don’t like it when I leave things to the last minute, then have to rush around to gather things that I need. I like lists, and try to get working on completing that list as soon as it is […]

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