Red clapboard and a white picket fence surround the candy shop

Miss Candy and The Red Berry Candy Shop in Madison, Ohio: A Sweet Stop off Interstate 90

My brother was amazed at the selection of candies on display. He swore that any candy you could think of from our childhood was in stock. Bottle Caps, Runts, Lemonheads, Mallo Cups, Garbage Pail Kids, Bazooka bubble gum – you name it, Miss Candy had it.

Roasted vegetables served over rice and drizzled with sunflower butter dressing

Roasted Vegetables and Rice Is a MIND Diet Home Run

Roasted vegetables and rice for dinner fits with one of our 2022 goals: Eat More Plants. MIND Diet guidelines incorporate the best parts of the  Mediterranean and DASH diets to …

A covered casserole dish is perfect for beef pot roast.

Braised Meats on the Winter Menu

The meat is cooked in the liquid in a covered casserole dish or Dutch oven under low heat for several hours. As the liquid is absorbed by the meat and reduced, you end up with a succulent dish with complex flavors.

Caramelizing the chicken pieces with the chopped onions and carrots

Chicken in a Pot with Turmeric and Lemon

Fall weather brings with it the desire to cozy up and eat something warm and delicious. Chicken in a Pot is one of those dishes that seems perfect for the occasion.

crumbled feta tops the fresh peach and corn

Fresh Peach and Corn Salad with Lemony Vinaigrette

Both the fresh peach and corn added to the salad are raw and that may surprise you – it surprised me. But the combo tastes fantastic.

A three-tier tray displays lemon squares and ricotta cheese cookies.

Staying Social with an Outdoor Birthday Tea Party

This Covid Birthday Tea Party will be a fond memory and a reminder that socializing with friends is so important, even during a pandemic.

Photo of soup garnished with creme fraiche and fresh chives

It’s Easy to Create and Share a Digital Recipe File

Both my son and daughter use the digital method to share cooking and grocery shopping responsibilities. They include agreed upon, tested recipes. This cuts down on return trips to the market for forgotten ingredients and saves the back-and-forth of “What do you want to eat tonight?

penne pasta served with chopped broccolini

Penne with Broccolini for a Delicious Meatless Meal

One of the best things about this veggie is that the buds, leaves, and stalks are edible. So prep is simple washing it and trimming the stalk ends. There’s very little waste.

A trifle bowl's sides are perpendicular to its base.

A Trifle Advantageous

“Trifle” is a traditional English dessert consisting of layered, fruit-soaked sponge cake, custard, and fruit. In our recipe, the cake is angel food, sliced in half horizontally. The custard is …