Merlot Marinade

Merlot Marinade

Contributing Writer Vicki McGraw Well friends, let me start this week’s column with a clarification…the recipe in my last column contained a typo! The ingredient list called for 3 CUPS of milk and it should have called for 3 TABLESPOONS of milk. Good Grief, that mistake would make for some really soupy oatmeal! I’m sorry […]

Over-night Oatmeal

Over-night Oatmeal

Contributing Writer Vicki McGraw Well friends, how many of you are getting ready for a spring break vacation? I know many schools have split vacations now, so you may have already ventured to someplace warm, but others are still looking forward to heading somewhere warmer (and after the recent nor’easter we’ve just endured, who wouldn’t […]

Red Flannel Corned Beef Hash

Red Flannel Corned Beef Hash

Contributing Writer Vicki McGraw Happy St Patrick’s Day!! OK, we still have a week before the cheerful leprechaun shows up, but there are so many reasons to love St Patrick’s Day, why not start early! The celebration of St. Patrick’s Day really means that spring is just around the corner, the days are getting longer, […]

Decadent, Flourless Chocolate Cake

Decadent, Flourless Chocolate Cake

Contributing Writer Vicki McGraw Ahh, February, the month of love and chocolate! So… do you have big plans to celebrate Valentine’s Day with your sweetie? A fancy dinner out or perhaps a quiet dinner for two at home? No matter what your plans are, chances are quite good that food will be involved! Creating the […]

Pot Roast Soup

Pot Roast Soup

Contributing Writer Vicki McGraw Well friends, I guess we are officially in the gloomy part of middle winter. The recent dreary skies and cold winds make me want to huddle in my kitchen, where it is always warm and bright! I love the winter months, not because of the cold darkness, but for the great […]

Back of the Cupboard Nachos

Back of the Cupboard Nachos

Contributing Writer Vicki McGraw Happy New Year, friends! I hope you all had a peaceful and enjoyable holiday season, as did my family and I. Every year, the month of December (and for that matter, the whole year) seems to go by more quickly than we remember previously. I look around and see things that […]

Christmas Glogg

Christmas Glogg

Contributing Writer Vicki McGraw So…how many things have you crossed off your Christmas to-do list? Surprisingly enough, aside from grocery shopping, I have most of my list completed, or at least in motion! I like to do my Christmas shopping all year around, picking up gifts as I stumble across them, and tucking them away […]

Coffee in Winter

Coffee in Winter

Contributing Writer Vicki McGraw Greetings, friends! I hope everyone was able to enjoy the recent Thanksgiving holiday! We enjoyed our usual feast, however there were just a few of us this year, as my older son spent the holiday with his girlfriend’s family and my younger son volunteered to work all day. It was much […]

Thanksgiving Prep

Thanksgiving Prep

Contributing Writer Vicki McGraw Good Grief!! Thanksgiving is next week! Are you ready? Anxious? Worried? Over-whelmed? Or maybe a little bit of everything is running through your head these days. I know my mind starts spinning when I think of the fast approach of the holiday season. There are so many things to do, places […]

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