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Murder with Recipes: 12 Cozy Mystery Series to Sample

mystery books

A good cozy murder mystery is like comfort food for your mind and soul.  Yes, the plot will involve a murder, but it will happen off-stage, with no gory details.  These are not mysteries that will have you checking the locks and jumping at every sound. Cozy mysteries feature normal, everyday heroines who just happen to stumble across… read more >>

Retro Recipe: Ambrosia Salad

This week’s cooking video is a throwback.  Ambrosia salad looks more like a dessert than a typical leafy salad, but it is a vintage favorite of summer picnics and barbecues!   First known recipes of ambrosia salad date as far back as 1867, when citrus fruit was becoming more available. Recipes were often oranges and fresh pineapple layered together with sugar.  In Greek… read more >>

From Cooking Blog to Cookbook

Cooking and blogging

Do you love to read food blogs and try new recipes?  These cookbooks from popular bloggers will make your mouth water and send you right into your kitchen to get cooking.  The Smitten Kitchen Cookbook, by Deb Perelman The debut cookbook from popular food blogger Deb Perelman, this cookbook has accessible recipes for everything from… read more >>

National Ice Cream Day Fun!

National ice cream day

I scream, you scream, we all scream for ice cream! Did you know that President Reagan proclaimed July as National Ice Cream Month and declared the 3rd Sunday in July as National Ice Cream Day?  July 19th is National Ice Cream Day and there’s only one way to celebrate: the tasty way!  This dessert surely deserves its own special day and… read more >>