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 …