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   October 29, 2010 6:43 pm    0

I have two cookbooks to give away: “I Love Bacon,” by Jayne Rockmill; and “Love at First Bite,” by Gina Meyers, about food in the “Twilight.” If you want to enter a drawing, send an e-mail to jennie.geisler@tmesnews.com. Please include your name, your book preference, and your street address. If you want to enter for…

 

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Fruit full

   October 29, 2010 6:20 pm    0

I made a fruit salad to bring to work today, and I tried a few twists. My mom used to make melon-based fruit salads in the summer and citrus-based fruit salads in the winter. I’ve branched out, working with different combinations, but in keeping with her philosophy of using seasonal fruits with bright, contrasting colors….

 

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Dippity Doo

   October 28, 2010 7:29 pm    1

I have a circle of recipe-sharing friends who love to bring stuff to parties. Some of the recipes we make to bring are shared and tweaked by all of us. We’re like a small party-food cult with an arsenal of dips including Buffalo Wing Dip, Asiago Cheese Dip (fallen out of favor of late —…

 

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Crunchy, shiny, cinnamony

   October 26, 2010 9:05 pm    0

I made the candied apples. I also made a candied sauce pot, candied pastry brush, candied spoon, and candied spoon rest. That said, the apples look good. They’re aren’t carnival perfect, but they’re shiny. I guess the candy will come off the other stuff. Hot water seemed to help. I didn’t eat one yet. I’m…

 

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Candied apples?

   October 25, 2010 6:38 pm    2

I’m going home to make candied apples tonight (or maybe tomorrow night). I’ve never made them and I can’t remember the last time I had them. Of course, in my world, that’s all part of the appeal. I’m not sure how my interest in this came about. But now I’m committed. My recipe, from allrecipes.com,…

 

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Party on

   October 21, 2010 6:02 pm    0

Hey, Loaves & Dishes lovers. Two things: First, about the free books, if you want one of the books I’m giving away, please send an e-mail to jennie.geisler@timesnews.com and include the book you want and your home address, so I can send it to you if you win. I know it’s easier to just hit…

 

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Break your fast

   October 20, 2010 4:00 pm    1

John and I went without cold cereal for breakfast for years. He ate a light English muffin sandwich with egg substitute and cheese. I ate oatmeal or a Burger King sandwich that wasn’t too much in WW points. At some point, we made it back to breakfast cereal. Frankly, though I love to eat cereal,…

 

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spice jars

   October 19, 2010 3:31 pm    2

My son, 5, discovered my small pruner while watching me use it last weekend. I let him cut a few things down, like old flower stocks on the hastas. Then he became obsessed, and I had to become obsessed about watching him. He used it with two hands, one on each handle. I decided to…

 

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More books

   October 19, 2010 2:10 pm    0

Yesterday, I sent out a call for entries into a book drawing for a book called “I Love You Like A Tomato,” by Marie Giordano. I still have too many books, so I’m offering another one at the same time. It’s called “The Amish Cook’s Anniversary Book:{ 20 Years of Food, Family and Friends,” by…

 

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Readers reading

   October 18, 2010 9:10 pm    2

Kathie Massello won the “Easy Canning & Preserving” book this week. It’s in the mail. I still have a stack of books left. Drop me an e-mail if you want a copy of “Love You Like a Tomato,” a novel by Marie Giordano. If I get an e-mail from you by Friday at 5 p.m.,…

 

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