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Photograph by Shannon L. Buck, copyright December 29. 2016.

Patriotic Holiday Recipes: Red, White, and Blue Parfait

A simple treat that can be used as a side to any meal, or a snack, or even as a dessert. And, they are great when served at Patriotic holiday tables. Small children can help with this one as well, if you cut the grapes yourself. Keep these in the refrigerator until they are ready […]

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Patriotic Holiday Recipes: Berries and Cream

In trying to come up with some easy patriotic recipes, I find myself concentrating a lot on berries because of their brightness of color. Fresh, they are the tastiest fruits to use. Try picking them on your own for the most affordable way to get them. Growing them is easy, or you can find them […]

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Photograph by Shannon L. Buck, copyright February 13, 2015.

Patriotic Holiday Recipes: Fruit Salad

Salads are great for patriotic holidays, because of the sheer number of color combinations of the different foods that might be added. This salad concentrates on combining reds, whites, and blues, in a tasty way that will make your mouth water. Sweetness, with a bit of tang. Perfect for the Fourth of July or any […]

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Simple Salad Topped with Berries

I love salads. They are a refreshing, easy way to compliment lunch or dinner, and can also be eaten as a snack. Prepared correctly, and the salad can actually be the main component of a meal. Ingredients Romaine lettuce cabbage shredded mild cheddar cheese strawberries raspberries Rinse the produce well, laying each on a towel. […]

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Great Cereal Toppings

Even cereal can get boring after awhile, especially when trying to eat healthy. There are options, of course. You can always change the type of cereal you eat. Try a different cold cereal. Use a hot cereal. But you may still get bored after a short time of eating the same thing. To make things […]

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Fruity Ice Cubes

Sun tea and water will both benefit from the addition of fruity ice cubes. They are easily made by chopping fruit to fit into the sections of an ice-cube tray, and pouring water over them. Grapes can be cut in half or used left whole, and small berries will not need to be cut at […]

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Cheesecake Toppings!

I love cheesecake, though I make it all of 3 times a year — if that.  I don’t usually use toppings, but there are a number of them that would be good on the recipe that I use. Arrange blueberries in the shape of a star. Slice strawberries and use them to line the edges […]

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Ice Cream Toppings

Okay, okay… there is not much healthy about ice cream and its’ toppings. What can I say? Summer is here and, once in a while, there will be an ice cream treat. I always purchase store brand products in order to save money, because ice cream is generally an expensive commodity. Sherbert or frozen yogurt […]

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10 Ways to Use Raspberries

Raspberries can be picked fresh in the wild when in season, or purchased at the grocery store when found at a good price. They can also be grown organically in the back yard, a method that will save much money on your food bill. For the best flavor, eat the berries fresh, or use them […]

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Celery Platter for a Crowd

There are numerous combinations of vegetable platters that people will enjoy at a get-together. This one uses celery as its’ base ingredient. Make the cream cheese filling to taste. My sisters has an actual recipe for the stuffed celery, and makes it for family get-togethers. Ingredients celery, washed and cut into thirds or fourths cream […]

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Fruity Trail Mix

I love trail mixes. They are easy to make, store, and to carry with you for a quick snack anytime. This is the latest combination of ingredients I’ve been enjoying. Ingredients sunflower seeds yogurt covered raisins dried pineapple dried berries banana chips dried apple slices Mix everything together in a bowl. Store in serving size […]

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The No-Cost Food Garden

It’s all fine and dandy for me to tell you that you need to use only organic seeds and soils, and that said seeds should be heirloom ones when possible. However, what is to be done when you have absolutely no money to start with, and you must get a garden in to help you […]

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Pineapples with Chocolate

This is an incredibly simple treat to make. I’ve never measured out ingredients. With just a little practice you’ll know exactly how much of the three items below that will be needed each time you make this recipe.

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Plums, Blueberries, and Tomatoes: Harvestable in July

Fruits and vegetables mature in the garden at different rates, depending on where you are and when it is planted. Some types of produce can be harvested earlier than others, to be eaten fresh or preserved. Plums Some of the plum varieties ripen in July. The Japanese varieties that mature during this month include Burbank […]

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Skewered Delights

These skewered delight make great snacks, but they are wonderful additions to breakfast, lunch and dinner as well. Healthy foods can be used for these, so nutritional needs can be met. Treats can also be made. Skewered Berries: strawberries, sliced or quartered blueberries raspberries, red and/or black yogurt, for dipping skewers plate Rinse the berries […]

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Quick Tip: How to use up Blueberries

Maybe you went blueberry picking over the weekend. Or purchased them at a great deal. Or someone gave them to you. Or you were lucky enough to come by them at the food cupboard. Perhaps you have too many blueberries, and you can’t use them up fast enough. Did you know that blueberries are very […]

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Photograph by Shannon L. Buck, copyright December 29. 2016.

Snack Platter for a Crowd #2: Fruits and Veggies

Here’s another snack platter that I used to prepare for the daycare children. They always loved the snack platters I would prepare for them, especially when they got to eat them outside. Children don’t care if they share a platter with others. Few of them will even ask for their own plates. It is great. […]

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Photograph by Shannon L. Buck, copyright December 29, 2016. http://www.lulu.com/spotlight/shannonbuck

Snack Platter for a Crowd # 1: Meat and More

I used to do snack platters when I babysat during the summer months. They are very easy to create, and I would have the younger daycare children help me as much as possible. They had a lot of fun, and we had the platters ready and on the picnic table for the older children when […]

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