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Tuna Macaroni Salad With a Pumpkin Twist

In Foodie Tips & Tidbits by Christine McKellar

My mom’s tuna salad is one of those signature dishes that just about everyone begs me to make for any festive gathering, be it in summer or winter. This year I stumbled across these adorable organic pumpkin shaped macaroni shells that just begged to be made into Mom’s Tuna Mac salad for Halloween and even Thanksgiving. TUNA MAC SALAD INGREDIENTS: …

Pumpkin Pleasin’ Black Bean Chili

In Foodie Tips & Tidbits by Christine McKellar

Pumpkin, pumpkin, pumpkin!  Orange-colored and over-sized squashes dot the countryside this time of year and show up in all manner of festive fall displays and in a variety of tummy pleasing recipes from cookies and pies to stews and casseroles. Add some heat with a dash of the Southwest to create a black bean and pumpkin chili that’s good to …

Mini Caramel Apple Fondue Party Treats

In Foodie Tips & Tidbits by Christine McKellar

Crisp autumn apples and gooey delicious caramel make for a great Halloween treat at a party. Dress up those apples after you dip them in the caramel fondue with a variety of add on’s like chopped peanuts, chocolate sprinkles, candy corn, M&M’s, non-pareils, salted caramel baking chips, Reese’s Pieces mini candies, corn flakes or your favorite granola. Variety is the …

Six Easy ‘Pleasy’ and Fun Cooking Tricks

In Foodie Tips & Tidbits by Christine McKellar

Want to wow your family or special guests with some fun and easy cooking tricks? Think they’d enjoy six-colored pasta for a psychedelic change? How about trying some onion, or red or green pepper poached egg rings? Speaking of which, there’s a tip in this video on how to display eggsactly just how good eggs are for you. You could …

Gobble Up These Easy Turkey Tacos

In Foodie Tips & Tidbits by Christine McKellar

Here’s my recipe for turkey tacos as opposed to the generic beef tacos. It’s tasty, easy, and darn near vegan! (*I can’t eat raw tomatoes so they are optional in my house).   Turkey Tacos Ingredients: 1 lb. ground lean turkey meat 1 pkg Shillings taco mix 6-8 corn tortillas sour cream grated Mexican or sharp cheddar cheese shredded cabbage …

Foodie Tuesday: The Perfect Grilled Cheese and Tomato Soup

In Foodie Tips & Tidbits by Christine McKellar

Autumn is in the air and it’s time to switch from summertime diets to fall and winter foods. Oddly enough, I can’t eat raw tomatoes but I LOVE them cooked. Nothing can be finer or more evocative of Mom and cozy winter lunches at the table than a bowl of zesty tomato soup and the crunchy crust and melted golden …