Author Archives: Mikie D.

Cool and Delicious

Although the weather has been a little cool at night and pleasantly comfortable during the day, we are bound to have several more very hot days to enjoy this jazzed up light cream cheese and fresh-tasting raspberry and watermelon  sauce … Continue reading

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Independence Day ~ The Fourth of July

Celebrations, Fireworks, Family Reunions, Concerts, Barbecues, Picnics, Parades, Baseball Games Independence Day, commonly known as the Fourth of July, is a federal holiday in the United States commemorating the adoption of the Declaration of Independence on July 4, 1776, declaring … Continue reading

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Cool desserts for the diabetic

It’s hot. And all you want is something cool, but you have to monitor your insulin levels. Not to worry, I have some very refreshing diabetic desserts for you. These are cool, refreshing and best of all EASY. I hope … Continue reading

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… Before ‘Green’ Was Cool

Looking across the fields and along the roadways, watching everything turn green brings back such memories of my grandmother. The memories are recorded in my mind as fun, looking back now I am sure they were work for Granny. Each … Continue reading

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“Tonic” Time

Sassafras tea, like ramps, are another “Spring Tonic”. My mother-in-law was a firm believer that one must make and drink Sassafras Tea every spring in order to cleanse and thin the blood. She would drink it each day until it … Continue reading

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Woo-wee!! Do you smell that? Spring is here!

Ramps grow from South Carolina to Canada, and in many areas they’re considered a spring delicacy or “tonic” West Virginia is known for having ramp festivals and almost every little community has a ramp dinner as a fundraiser. The flavor … Continue reading

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Tips for Crispy Fried Chicken

There are a lot of “secret recipes” for fried chicken. Some cooks swear by soaking the chicken overnight in buttermilk, others soak it in brine, or dip in beer batter, and a light coating of seasoned flour, some roll it … Continue reading

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