My Favorite Summer Treats

By Barbara Rainey | July 19, 2021 | 3 Comments

The lyrics, “These are a few of my favorite things” sunk deep roots into my memory when I first heard Maria sing the catchy song in “The Sound of Music.” While I love “raindrops on roses and whiskers on kittens” there are other treats that make summer’s heat more bearable and delicious. Like: Le Pops on Kavanaugh  […]

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Sharing Recipes for Comfort & Joy

By Barbara Rainey | December 7, 2020 | 10 Comments

  Food gives comfort and shared with others it brings joy.  There are recipes I make only in the month of December because they belong exclusively to Christmas. You too?  Perusing these collected possibilities brings joy as I remember the friend or family member who introduced the cookies or soup or casserole to our family. […]

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The Best Granola Ever … in My Humble Opinion

By Barbara Rainey | October 18, 2018 | 12 Comments

While cooking is not my favorite activity…I eat to live, not live to eat…there are some foods that make me feel at home, comfortable and even healthy at the same time. Sounds like a winner, right? One of those is a new home-made granola recipe I found which uses ingredients I especially love; old-fashioned oats, […]

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My Favorite New Recipe

By Barbara Rainey | July 9, 2018 | 6 Comments

Last winter was a shadowed valley. Days for lots of fires in the fireplace, working more from home and the beginning of our new season. New should feel fresh and light and easy. None of those descriptors was correct. Early in February I began to develop hives, lots of them and nothing made them go […]

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How To Set A Thanksgiving Table and Family Recipes

By Barbara Rainey | October 27, 2017 | 10 Comments

You’re inviting friends and family, planning who will sleep where, pulling out yellowed and crusty recipe cards that are your feaster’s favorites. As a woman who works tirelessly to make holidays special for your family, certainly you’re making plans to celebrate Thanksgiving. This fall holiday brings everyone home and you want to be ready. Here’s […]

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