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Fabulous Fall Dessert: Pumpkin Pound Cake

Posted: 5 years ago | By: Christine Somers | In: Food & Drink | Read Time: 1 minute, 57 seconds
As winter's snow and ice coat the Thanksgiving landscape here in New York, I will share one last autumn recipe...pumpkin pound cake. Nothings says fall like pumpkin. Okay, maybe lots of things say fall but pumpkin pound cake is one of the tastier ones. A baking pumpkin pound cake makes the whole house smell like your very best fall day. For me the aroma of cinnamon, nutmeg and ginger triggers memor...
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Ode To Turkey Soup

Posted: 6 years ago | By: Christine Somers | In: Food & Drink | Read Time: 2 minutes, 33 seconds
Next Thursday is a blue ribbon food event in the United States. Families and friends will gather to enjoy Thanksgiving dinner; a meal where all cooks who love preparing food will channel his or her favorite chef, recreate mom's signature dish or embark on creating a culinary journey of their own. Beginning this weekend, culinary craftsmen will be shopping, chopping, mixing, stirri...
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Peaches, Summer Rain And Time Travel

Posted: 6 years ago | By: Christine Somers | In: Food & Drink | Read Time: 2 minutes, 15 seconds
Time travel is possible. I can attest to that reality because each time I smell newly mown grass or fresh peaches, I am transported back in time. I am delivered to a place and time when thunderstorms were a daily "happening" and summer vacation lasted so long that returning to school was welcomed with anticipation and a new pair of shoes. The challenge with time travel triggered b...
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Chocolate Pound Cake: Oh My, This Is Yummy!

Posted: 6 years ago | By: Christine Somers | In: Food & Drink | Read Time: 2 minutes, 54 seconds
I was not a big chocolate person growing up. I hear the gasps of astonishment but it's true. My favorite ice cream was strawberry; I preferred the licorice jellybeans in my Easter basket and always chose caramel over chocolate when given a choice. The same can't be said for Marty. He loves chocolate. He loves chocolate ice cream, chocolate bars, hot chocolate and chocolate cake. This is one of thos...
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Little Yellow Lemon: The Taste Of A Spring Pound Cake

Posted: 6 years ago | By: Christine Somers | In: Food & Drink | Read Time: 2 minutes, 49 seconds
Grapefruit and lemon trees grew in our yard when I was growing up. As a kid, the fragrance of our blooming citrus trees stopped me in my tracks as I inhaled the sweet aroma of spring; today the pleasant, scent of citrus transports me back to a time of warm spring afternoons where neighborhood kids played chase until dark.  My brother and I ate our homegrown grapefruit with a...
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The Little Blue Box Or A Recipe App?

Posted: 6 years ago | By: Christine Somers | In: Food & Drink | Read Time: 2 minutes, 15 seconds
[After a little spring cleaning]Walking the end of life journey with my mom was arduous and long. I put multiple aspects of my life on hold so that when death finally came, I returned home anxious to get back to normal. What I've come to realize is the feeling of normal takes a backseat to grief, which takes time to experience and move through. The...
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Let Them Eat Caramel Nut Pound Cake

Posted: 6 years ago | By: Christine Somers | In: Food & Drink | Read Time: 2 minutes, 28 seconds
Even though the Spring Equinox was yesterday, the lake is still frozen and the sun continues to play hide and seek. I'm ready for spring and the burst of color that comes with the tulips and other flowering bulbs. When the leaves return, I know the locally grown fresh fruit and vegetables will too. But before moving on to the lighter recipes of spring and summer we have a few more...
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Foodie Friday: Food As Art

Posted: 7 years ago | By: Christine Somers | In: Food & Drink | Read Time: 2 minutes, 40 seconds
{Huckleberry Pancakes}Some friends see food as nutrition while others are looking for comfort. We all have that friend who is indifferent to food and sometimes actually forgets to eat? Or the other friend who sees every social get together as an opportunity to eat. In my family we blame any weight gain on our "food issues". Who knew food had iss...
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Foodie Friday: Popcorn, The Perfect Snack

Posted: 7 years ago | By: Christine Somers | In: Food & Drink | Read Time: 2 minutes, 53 seconds
When I was a little girl, my dad would make popcorn as a special treat. He would cover the bottom of Mom's large Revere copper bottom saucepan with oil and yellow kernel popping corn. Dad would then vigorously push the saucepan back and forth over a red-hot electric burner until the popped corn was lifting the lid. Next he poured the popcorn into a large paper grocery bag salting...
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