Authentic Bagels

  Repeat after me, “Bagels are not hard to make.” Good.  Now, keep that in mind as you read on.  There are several steps, but they are NOT hard.  You can do this! Authentic bagels are always boiled before they are baked, which lends their distinctive chewy texture.  Legitimate bagels also make use of a long fermentation process to increase the […]

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Strawberry Freezer Jam

Have you read the children’s book, The Little Mouse, the Red Ripe Strawberry, and the Big Hungry Bear?  The sneaky fox goes to great lengths to get just half of a juicy strawberry and I certainly don’t blame him.  A fresh-picked berry is nature’s perfect treat. They are unique in taste and structure, being the only fruit to bear its […]

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I Heart Shrimp Tacos

Shrimp tacos, how I love thee.  Garlicky, with plenty of shredded cheese, cabbage and salsa, these beach-side tacos are love at first sight.  They make the perfect meal any night of the year, but especially May the 5th. So, if you need a quick, delicious Cinco de Mayo dinner, look no further. Shrimp Tacos 1 lb raw shrimp 4-6 large […]

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