Author Archives: melindahill

Apple Season, What’s Your Favorite?

What’s your favorite fall aroma?  There are many to choose from, but I love the smell of warm apples.  That list extends to apple pie, applesauce and apple bread, and the best part is there are always new recipes to try … Continue reading

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Salsa Time

Red, Yellow or Green tomatoes come in many different sizes, shapes and colors, but when it comes to processing them, they are all treated the same. When you are making a particular recipe, look for the qualities that best fit … Continue reading

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Camping, Picnic, It’s time to get Outdoors!

One of my favorite things about summer is eating outside. Really, not just on a picnic table, but cooking food over an open fire or packing a snack or light meal to eat while riding the horses. Whatever your favorite … Continue reading

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Food Safety 101

Food safety has definitely been in the news lately, everything from our favorite ice creams  (cfaesnews@osu.edu ) to sharing time in fellowship with a pot luck dinner   (http://www.lancastereaglegazette.com/story/news/local/2015/04/21/church-picnic-botulism/26135211/ ).  With all the concern, how do I make sure that I … Continue reading

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Ready , Set, Plant…..

I hear the birds and I know spring is on its way.  Buried under the mounds of white, the grass is just waiting to grow and when those signs appear, I know it’s time to think about a garden.  Tempting … Continue reading

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To Stuff or Not to Stuff?

The holidays are almost here and the question I get every year is, I really want to stuff my turkey, but is it safe?  Here are some points for you to consider: * Cooking a turkey with stuffing is higher risk for … Continue reading

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Dried Apples for Fall Favorite Snacks

Apples are one of my very favorite fall foods. The aromas of fresh cider, cooked apple butter and dried apples all have special memories in my family.  If you have never tried to dry apples I’d like to encourage you … Continue reading

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