Pie Pointers & Recipes

February 8, 2017

Cathy welcomes Beth M. Howard to talk about her book Ms. American Pie. Beth is an author, blogger and pie baker. She lives in the famous American Gothic House in Eldon, Iowa, where she writes, teaches pie classes, and during the summer runs the Pitchfork Pie Stand. (  Featured recipes below are Apple Pie, Strawberry Read more →


Lemon Chicken Orzo Soup

January 20, 2017

INGREDIENTS: 2 tablespoons olive oil, divided 1 pound boneless, skinless chicken thighs, cut into 1-inch chunks Kosher salt and freshly ground black pepper 3 cloves garlic, minced 1 onion, diced 3 carrots, peeled and diced 2 stalks celery, diced 1/2 teaspoon dried thyme 5 cups chicken stock 2 bay leaves 3/4 cup uncooked orzo pasta Read more →


Homemade Dog & Cat Treats

January 14, 2017

Here are the recipes Arden Moore (pet behavior expert) mentioned on Problems & Solutions 1/13/17: GRRR-EAT EAT TREATS FOR YOUR DOG Here are a four recipes sure to bring out drools of delight in your canine:   Marvelous Mutt Meatballs Ingredients: 1 pound ground beef or ground turkey 2/3 cup grated cheddar cheese 2 carrots, Read more →


Make-It-Yourself Gifts

November 30, 2016

Here are suggestions from DIY expert Jennifer Burback at Akins: Purifying Forest Fresh The clean natural scent of eucalyptus sweet orange and pine essential oils will cheer your spirits wile it cleanses and protects the air in your wintertime home.  This simple and natural air freshener provides an inspiring aroma reminiscent of a mountainside grove of Read more →


Pumpkin Lover’s Cookbook

October 17, 2016

Here are the recipes shared on Problems & Solutions 10/9/15 by Cookbook Author Lyuba Brooke, author of The Pumpkin Lover’s Cookbook. Her website is Southwest Stuffed Pumpkins Stuffing is not just for turkey—it’s time to stuff some pumpkin! I love making stuffed “pumpkin bowls” because it is not just a creative way to serve Read more →


350 Best Salads & Dressings (Featured Recipes)

June 21, 2016

Courtesy of 350 Best Salads and Dressings by George Geary © 2010 Reprinted with publisher permission. Available where books are sold. Easy Ketchup  Making your own ketchup may seem a bit over the top but it’s worth it. It’s easy to make, and the homemade version is so much more delicious than supermarket varieties, Read more →


Mexican Cauliflower and Brussels Sprouts Recipes

March 4, 2016

Great terrific recipes and information from  Dr. P.K. Newby at her website Thanks for listening!  🙂 Mexican Cauliflower Ingredients 2 medium heads of cauliflower, broken or chopped into chunks (about 10 cups) ~1 tablespoon extra virgin olive oil 1 1/2 cups chopped yellow onion 1/2 cup red pepper, chopped 3/4 cup poblano pepper, chopped (or Read more →


The Best Homemade Kids’ Lunches on the Planet

February 8, 2016

These recipes were featured on Problems & Solutions with Laura Fuentes, from her book The Best Homemade Kids’ Lunches on the Planet. CHICKEN SALAD SLIDERS You’d better watch out when you make these chicken salad sliders! If you leave them unattended while making lunch, you may come back and notice that you are missing Read more →


Bacon Nation Recipes

January 26, 2016

SPICED NUTS WITH BACON Makes about 2 cups The combination of crunch, sweetness, salt, and meatiness is irresistible to most folks. Add the nuance of aromatic spices and seasonings and you get pleasing notes and accents that make this simple recipe complex on the palate. Glazing the nuts before combining them with the spice mix Read more →

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