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Started by Lois Carter Crawford in Food Blogs and Websites We Like on Friday. 0 Replies

Recipe Idea:Want to learn how to take good food photos and what cameras to use? Check out Kevin and Amanda's blog.…Continue

Tags: food photos, photography, food blog

Green Tomato Chutney

Started by Lois Carter Crawford in Sauces & Gravies. Last reply by Diana Leetch on Wednesday. 2 Replies

Recipe Idea:I cleaned out my garden last weekend and we had tons of green tomatoes on the vine. Don made Fried Green Tomatoes and we still had lots of them to use for something else. So I looked for…Continue

Tags: vegan, vegetarian, vegetarian recipes, vegan recipes, sauce

Rice and Coconut

Started by Lois Carter Crawford in Food Blogs and Websites We Like on Wednesday. 0 Replies

Recipe Idea:The Rice and Coconut blog is written by a wonderful Asian cook, Man Ridwan, who lives in my community! The recipes are unique…Continue

Tags: Asian food, Asian cooking, Asian, food blog

Kayln's Kitchen

Started by Lois Carter Crawford in Food Blogs and Websites We Like on Wednesday. 0 Replies

Very yummy recipes on Kaylyn's Kitchen!Continue

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Smell the Coffee: Avoid the Stress

Posted by Lois Carter Crawford on November 21, 2014 at 4:49pm 0 Comments

Smell the Coffee

November 21, 2014

Preparing for Thanksgiving

The holidays are upon us!  All the hustle, bustle, parties, and family gatherings. In the past, I felt stressed trying to get all the last-minute stuff done, well … at the last minute. But then I figured out that some things can be done ahead to take a bit of the stress out the workload.…


Smell the Coffee: Food Allergies and Intolerances

Posted by Lois Carter Crawford on November 20, 2014 at 7:44pm 0 Comments

Recipe Idea:

Test foods yourself!

I recently read a friend's painful post about fibromyalgia and I feel the need to share my story. My problem may not be the one she has (or you have), but maybe what affects my joints and sciatica could also be affecting you.

For years, I complained about joint pain. “You’re getting older. It’s osteoarthritis,” said my doctor. Then I got severe sciatica in one leg. I couldn’t sleep, went to the doctor, got cortisone shots, saw a physical…


Smell the Coffee: Stepping up Production

Posted by Lois Carter Crawford on November 18, 2014 at 7:00am 0 Comments

Since Don and I like to cook, we often give homemade foodstuffs to friends and family for Christmas. This year, our daughter Erin and her family are coming to visit the first weekend in December and we plan to celebrate the holiday with them then, so we’ve had to step up our gift production a bit. It has been fun going back to our roots, coming up with items we think people would like, and accomplishing our goal of getting the presents done early. Plus, there’s always the need to taste test…


Smell the Coffee: Thanksgiving Recipes

Posted by Don Crawford on November 13, 2014 at 9:11pm 1 Comment

Thanksgiving Recipes

I'm getting excited about Thanksgiving. It'll be here in a few short weeks. Lois and I will be celebrating with extended family and friends at my sister-in-law’s home on Thanksgiving day. 

But this year we have a conundrum. We are the year-long host family for a 20-something Chinese woman who is attending James Madison University. As part of that commitment, we should celebrate the traditional American holidays with…




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