Roasting Peppers is as easy as 1, 2, 3…

Are you still buying roasted red peppers in a jar? Possibly you've noticed that the flavor of jarred peppers is somewhat different than freshly roasted peppers. That's because they're packed in a brine designed to extend their shelf-life. That brine usually consists of a blend of ingredients, such as salt, sugar and citric acid, which … Continue reading Roasting Peppers is as easy as 1, 2, 3…

Aunt Fanny’s Famous Southern Squash Casserole

Thanksgiving has long been my favorite holiday because it's all about good food and family traditions...and none of the commercial mumbo jumbo. It's not a fabricated Hallmark holiday, and there are no obligatory gifts to buy. The entire purpose is to get together with family and friends, give thanks for all that we have, and … Continue reading Aunt Fanny’s Famous Southern Squash Casserole

Cukes, cukes and more cukes…

When I was little, I used to love the cucumbers straight out of my grandmother’s garden. Together, she and I would pick them, peel them, slice them and sprinkle them with a good helping of apple cider vinegar, a pinch of salt and dried dill. I would eat them every night. With all that vinegar, … Continue reading Cukes, cukes and more cukes…