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Test Kitchen Tips for a Great Baking Season

Falling temperatures outside and the appearance of cool-weather seasonal produce at the market send many of us straight to the kitchen, rummaging through the cookbooks for beloved recipes and pulling out our favorite mixing bowls in preparation for baking delicious, aromatic cakes, pies, and muffins. For a baker, there are few things as satisfying as watching a stately three-layer cake […]

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College Football Season! Game-Day Sandwiches and Salads To Feed the Crowd

It is finally here, readers; are you ready for kick-off? You may be tailgating with friends at the stadium this weekend or watching the game and entertaining from the “best seat in the house,” your own living room. And while it is still a little warm for chili and soups, we have lots of other options to help you feed the […]

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Bake-and-Take Cakes: Desserts That Travel Well

For those of us who love to bake, we are never at a loss for a reason to make dessert and this time of year just gives us more excuses. The family getting together for one more reunion? Make a cake. Church ministry team meeting for fall kick-off? Make a cake. Guys having a pre-season work day at the hunt […]

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Back-to-School Meals: Tips to Get Dinner on the Table Fast

The school bells are ringing again, signaling an end to the unstructured, lazy days of summer and the accompanying leisurely meals. While students resolve with earnest to make this the Best School Year Ever – I will get my homework done on time, I will work on my projects, I will find SOMETHING about math class to love – you, too, […]

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Green Tomatoes: Beyond the Frying Pan

A juicy, red, vine-ripened tomato is one of the many delicious by-products of a hot, Southern summer. However, with the excessive rain and unusually heavy humidity many parts of our region have been experiencing, you may find that your tomato plants are full of green tomatoes that just refuse to turn red. As Steve Bender, a.k.a. Grumpy Gardener, explained to […]

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Make Fruit Smoothies for a Healthy Sweet Treat

A fruit smoothie is a smart and easy way to enjoy fresh summer bounty, satisfy your sweet tooth, and still get loads of vitamins and antioxidants. Blend one in the morning to start your day or as a pick-me-up during that mid-day slump. Minimal by nature, you probably already have the necessary ingredients on hand to create a delicious smoothie: […]

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Celebrate National Peach Ice Cream Day!

I know, I know.  It seems like every day is national this-day or national that-day.  There really is a National Mushroom Day, a National Escargot Day, and a National Mayonnaise Day.  That one is kind of understandable, however, what with our love affair of Duke’s and Hellmann’s and our tendency to dollop a spoonful of either on sandwiches, potato salads, […]

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Southern Living’s Chat With Trisha Yearwood

Hello readers, and welcome to The Dutch Oven, a mixture of Q&A, tips, and information about people, places, and food that create our wonderful Southern culinary culture. Lift the lid and see what’s inside today. Trisha Yearwood. Just mention the name and you get responses like “She is my favorite country music singer of all time.” Or “She has the […]

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Celebrate Shrimp Season: Demand Wild American

Hello readers, and welcome to The Dutch Oven, a mixture of Q&A, information and insight about our wonderful Southern culinary culture. Lift the lid and see what’s inside today. The coastal waters of our region are serving up some delicious shrimp these days and, as we learned in the movie Forrest Gump, there is almost no end to the ways […]

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The Dutch Oven: Cool Off With Icebox Pies

Hello readers, and welcome to The Dutch Oven, a mixture of Q&A, information and insight about our wonderful Southern culinary culture. Lift the lid and see what’s inside today. Icebox Pie:  The name alone recalls sticky summer days made a bit more comfortable by the cool creaminess of this favored dessert. But what is an icebox pie and how did […]

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