Food at the speed of life: S’mores have peanut butter twist

Peanut butter cups, chocolate chip cookies and roasted marshmallows rolled into one dessert. I had to try it. This twist on s’mores is a Taste of Home recipe used with permission.

Jan. 24 Oatmeal Snickerdoodles

Many years ago, we would publish a Holiday Cook Book special section around Thanksgiving. We would put an ad in the paper and request recipes and invite people with recipes from different food categories to participate in a cooking “contest”. They would prepare their dishes and we had judges pick winners. Ah, those were the […]

Recipe of the day: Broccoli cheese soup

Excellent Broccoli Cheese Soup INGREDIENTS * 3/4 cup butter * 3/4 cup all-purpose flour * 9 cups chicken stock * 9 cups milk * 1 teaspoon salt * 1 1/2 teaspoons white pepper * 5 cups fresh broccoli florets * 1 1/2 pounds processed cheese, shredded * 3 cups shredded Cheddar cheese DIRECTIONS 1. Melt […]

I love SPAM muffins

2 (12-ounce) cans SPAM Classic, divided 2-1/2 cups all-purpose flour 1-1/2 cups cornmeal 1/2 cup sugar 4 teaspoons baking powder 2 cups milk 1/2 cup vegetable oil 2 eggs 1 cup canned corn 1 cup shredded Monterey Jack and Colby Cheese heart shaped muffin pans or small disposable heart-shaped pans Preheat oven to 400F. Slice […]

Get to know your inner chatter box

By Anita Doberman, Local Columnist I recently finished a book by Susan Jeffers called “Feel the Fear and Do it Anyway.” I don’t usually read self-help books, but I enjoyed Jeffers’ book, and found her description of “the chatter box” applicable to my life. The chatter box is a person’s negative and habitual voice that […]