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4th Annual Stromboli Contest

It’s the Christmas holiday season, which means it’s time for family togetherness, special kindnesses, and of course, stromboli-making. Regular visitors know that our family has a stromboli contest each year in which participants both young and old come up with their best ideas for filling a stromboli and we face off against each other in […]

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Summer Watermelon Carving

It’s that time of year when the knives come out and the creative juices start flowing…If it’s July, it’s gotta be watermelon carving season! Each year we try to come up with something new to enter into the National Watermelon Promotion Board’s watermelon carving contest. In past years, we’ve done everything from a Shrek watermelon […]

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Watermelon Carving

Confession time: I’m a watermelon carving addict. When I see a watermelon, I don’t imagine it cut in neat little wedges. I see pirate ships, whales, beach buckets, and Angry Birds. When people invite me to a party, I offer to bring the watermelon because I know that way I’ll have an excuse for carving […]

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A Pie Contest

I cook a lot, and I cook for other people a lot, but in almost every case those people either love me or at least like me, and they’re generally appreciative of the food I cook. So that’s why it’s a strange experience for me to cook “competitively” in any sort of a contest/judging situation. […]

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Friday Food News Wrap: Feb. 18

Friday Food News Wrap: Feb. 18

President Obama’s proposed budget was at the top of the news this week, and those who follow childhood nutrition were pleased to learn that all programs will retain their current level of funding, with $7.9 billion for discretionary nutrition program support (as per Obama Foodorama). However, as The Slow Cook pointed out in Grist this week, school […]

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