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Get Ready for Spring! The Water-Saving Garden

Whether you live in Texas, California, the Southwest, the Midwest, or another drought-prone region of the U.S., The Water-Saving Garden offers environmentally progressive landscaping inspiration that goes far beyond mere cacti and prairie grass. It was just the book I… Continue Reading →

A Presidents’ Day Dinner, George Washington Style

When the kids were in elementary school, I used to reinforce the reason they did not have class on a particular government holiday through food and/or art projects. Sometimes they seemed to enjoy; sometimes, they would have preferred to be let alone. I seem to… Continue Reading →

Cookbook Review! Super Foods Every Day

Blueberries, salmon, kale, chia seeds . . . No one who is responsible for the grocery shopping, menu planning, and cooking for a family of any size can really escape the attention these ingredients have each shared . They are… Continue Reading →

New Cookbook Review: Justin Smillie’s Slow Fires

For experienced home cooks interested in learning or refining their skills in braising, roasting, and grilling, Slow Fires would be a valuable addition to their cookbook libraries. Arranged by sections on braising, roasting, then grilling, Slow Fires features detailed, step-by-step recipes for about 18 to… Continue Reading →

Best-Ever Corned Beef Brisket

For more than 20 years, I have simmered my corned beef on the stove top. Yesterday, after some reading, I decided to change things up and cook the brisket in the oven. I wish I had done this 20 years… Continue Reading →

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