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Leftover Ham Recipe – Ham and Cheese Strata

Happy Easter!  As you sit down to your traditional Easter Sunday meal of baked ham and all the trimmings, you may be wondering what to do with the leftover ham? This is one of the easiest leftover ham casserole recipes I’ve found, and it tastes great! It’s a simple cheese strata, but...

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Organic Food Coloring – Review

Organic food coloring?  Is there such a thing? Nothing seems more artificial than adding coal-tar chemicals to your food to change the color.  But these days, artificial food coloring is found almost everywhere, from sodas to candy to pickles and even your daily vitamin!  It’s very difficult to avoid, even if you’re...

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Fresh Asparagus Recipes

Though I’m staring out my window at a cold winter landscape here in Denver, Colorado, my thoughts are moving toward spring.  Just before this lastest winter blast, I was walking past my garden and noticed my hyacinths are already beginning to poke their green tips out of the ground.  And when you...

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Kitchen Tools and Gadgets – The Instant Pot

Do you have a list of kitchen tools or gadgets that you wish you had? Though I’ve stocked my kitchen with some great tools, there are gaps as well.  Lately, I’ve been eyeing the new Instant Pots that are advertised everywhere.  I have a standard pressure cooker, and it still works fine,...

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Healthy Dessert Ideas: Whole Wheat Raspberry Bars

Looking for a really easy, healthy dessert recipe that you can whip up with the kids?  Try these Whole Wheat Raspberry Bars. Dwaine and I make our own raspberry jam from raspberry bushes we have planted in our yard here in Denver.  Black raspberries are our favorite, but we also have red.  We...