A Drop of Smoke

A smoked chicken inspires a delicious smoked chicken stock and it's only a hop, skip, and a jump from there to an egg drop soup that will have you wanting to include it as part of all of your meals. Get that recipe, along with the basics of how to make about three quarts of stock.

Smokin' Summer

Recently, I started using my smoker. Now I will never look at little bits of apple or hickory wood the same, my eyes are always peeled for great sales on whole chickens or large loin roasts, and I find myself sniffing intensely when the familiar waft of wood smoke wanders into my neighborhood … and I couldn't be happier!

Have a Healthy Summer with Quick and Easy Recipes

Next time you are thinking that the only way to make the kids happy this summer is to fill them with chips and soda, consider the value of teaching them how to make and enjoy healthy snacks that bring a nutritional boost with them.

Tasting the Mediterranean

The desire to enjoy fresh vegetables in something other than a stir-fry inspires a fun dish that brings together flavors from the Mediterranean into a dish brimming with asparagus, garlic, and tomatoes and a fun yogurt sauce for drizzling.

Sweet and Tangy Pie

When life hands me rhubarb, I inevitably make pie. Now, while strawberry-rhubarb is pretty traditional, a new favorite has emerged in my nest: Blueberry-Rhubarb Pie. Once you realize that putting it together takes mere minutes, it will become one of your favorites, too.


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