Hummus is a Middle Eastern spread or dip made from chickpeas, tahini, lemon, garlic and other spices. America has gone hummus-crazy as any trip to a supermarket will tell show you: numerous brands and flavors. Tahini is combined with chickpea puree in a proportion of 1:6. There are more chickpeas, but tahini, which looks like […]

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[1] Yummy, isn’t it? Think of it as “Mexican pasta” (photo © Go Bold With Butter). [2] Fresh rigatoni. You can use any short cut pasta; see below for choices (photo © The Baker Chick).   If you want an alternative to yesterday’s Chicken Enchilada Casserole recipe, The recipe was created by Jonathan of The […]

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For a tea-drinking Mother’s Day gift, here are two tea ideas. We love tea, and have given both of these items as gifts.     JAF TEA SAMPLER BOX For the woman who drinks supermarket brand teas like Lipton and Tetley, a box of Jaf fine Ceylon teas and may open her eyes. Ceylon is […]

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[1] The Easter Bunny, fitted with a mask to prevent Covid (photo © Lillie Belle Farms).   Even the Easter Bunny is taking precautions in these risky times. The chocolatiers at Lillie Belle Farms have been turning out a colony* of chocolate bunnies wearing protective masks. Dark chocolate, milk chocolate and white chocolate bunnies are […]

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April 2nd is National Peanut Butter & Jelly Day. Sure, you could have a sandwich; but how about a PB & J pizza? Peanut butter was considered a delicacy in the early 1900s. It was only served in New York City’s finest tea room, to an elite clientele. A recipe in the May 1896 issue […]

Diets To Lose Weight