It’s cold — really cold: Soup!

Freezer/Refrigerator Dump Soup.

Well our little furry friend saw his shadow and we all know that six more weeks of winter can’t be good! We can try to make ourselves feel warm, satisfied and a bit more comforted with … soup.Yes, soup! It’s easy to make, inexpensive, and goes a long way when feeding a family and ...

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A special treat for Valentine’s Day

Romantic Sea Scallops in Vanilla Cream Sauce.

Valentine’s Day is almost here again and Judy and I love doing something special for our families. Whether it is with chocolates, “I love you” cards for the hubbies or flowers for Mom and the girls, our favorite thing is a quiet meal shared together. For breakfast we will serve up some red ...

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Tasty and healthy treats

The Twicebaked Twins' No-Bake Treats.

With a brand new year ahead of us, we all strive hard to have a good beginning and eating healthy is always a great place to start. The hustle and bustle of the holiday season is finally over and for most people so is the overindulging of just about everything. We have been testing recipes... ...

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Fettucine Alfredo — a most appealing dish

Fetuccine Alfredo is an appealing cold-weather treat.

Fettuccine Alfredo bears the name of its creator Alfredo di Lelio who operated a restaurant in Rome. Legend has it that he improvised a basic pasta dish with butter and cheese so that his pregnant wife (who was suffering from morning sickness) would find it appealing enough to eat. Apparently ...

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A family treasure: Nana’s Sponge Cake

Nana's Sponge Cake, a century-old recipe.

Finally, after years of talking about this special sponge cake … we found the family sponge cake recipe!  It is a recipe our mom has been raving  about for years. Every time we ask her a question about any cake recipe we write about, she always says, “I wish I could find Nana’s sponge ...

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Baby Biscotti with Brandied Chocolate Dipping Sauce

Drizzled or dipped, baby biscotti are delicious.

As the holiday quickly approaches, the choice of which cookies to make is overwhelming. There are so many recipes to choose from and every family member has a different request! There are the nut- and fruit-filled cookies, sugar-crusted or a thick-frosted cutout, even boiled cookies! We find ...

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We’re not lyin’…… we are fryin’ our turkey!

Judy and Joy's family's turkey will be deep-fried.

For the past few years we have been frying our holiday bird! The Thanksgiving meal is truly a special event at our home. Joy likes it to be an experience as well as a fabulous family meal. We begin the day before by preparing the turkeys. Two turkeys will be fried and one will be... Read More