Deck Picnic with Chicken Salad

Spring is in the air. The smell of freshly bloomed flowers is all around us. It’s a great time to have a picnic. You don’t necessarily have to go to a park and lay out a blanket to have one. You can go out onto your deck and enjoy your picnic there. Safely distant away…

Irish American Cooking

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Irish Comfort Food: Irish Stew Pie

By Lisa Skinner There are Irish roots in my family and we sure celebrate them. Irish food is some of the most delicious food I have ever tasted. Being able to make the recipes my ancestors have made, gives me a connection to the past that I wasn’t a part of. Whether you are Irish…

A Christmas Dinner Tradition: Prime Rib

It is that time of year again! Who doesn’t love Christmas? The lights, the music, and the food! Some families make turkeys; some make hams. But at my house growing up we had prime rib. So delicious. What I love about it though is that the tradition carried over to my children. My oldest daughter…

Switching things up: moving to a clean eating diet

It is time to switch up how we eat. During this time of pandemic, it is important to stay healthy. To that end we are taking the good grandma’s old fashion wholesome recipes and updating them. One thing I remember from my grandma and Great I grandma was that every thing was grown local and…

We are Starting a Facebook Cookbook Club!

I collect cookbooks! Love sharing the books, recipes, and meals cooked from the books with friends and family.  To that end, it was suggested that I turn the Facebook page into digital dinner party/ cookbook club. How it will work: On the first Monday of each month, I will announce that months cookbook, give you…

The Family’s Favorite Easter Press Cookie: Lemon Cream Cheese

Mom fell in love with these yummy little cookies. She would ask for them at Christmas as well as at Easter.  Easy to make, but you do need a cookie press to make them.  Also, I would add a little food coloring to match the holiday to make them a little more festive.  For Easter…

Tweet from Delaware Today Magazine (@DelawareToday)

Delaware Today Magazine (@DelawareToday) Tweeted: Fretting about your gym closing amid the new coronavirus mandates? Not to worry—some local pros are moving their classes online. https://t.co/YY5Axymcg8 https://twitter.com/DelawareToday/status/1241817019609165827?s=20

Irish Beer and Bacon Muffins

6 slices bacon, chopped 2 cups onions, chopped 3 tsp sugar, divided in half 1/4 tbsp thyme 1 1/2 cups grated Parmesan cheese 2 tsp baking powder 1/2 tsp salt 3/4 cup light lager 2 eggs 1/4 cup extra virgin olive oil Preheat oven to 375 degrees.  Grease 12 standard muffin tin. Cook bacon in…

Mom’s Kitchen: Grilled Ham Steaks

When I found this recipe, there wasn’t an ingredient list.  I guess she thought it to simple to create one. . Grilled  Ham Steaks Half of a medium size ham steak. Rub will with dry mustard, sprinkle with coarsely ground black pepper and press pepper into the steaks Broil over a grill, turning once. Just before…