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March 2008

My Toastmaster Toaster Oven - May You Rest in Peace

My beloved Toastmaster Toaster Oven died yesterday. To the best of my recollection, my sister gave me my Toastmaster as a housewarming gift nearly 15 years ago. As you can see, it served me well. In our household the toaster oven is an integral part of cooking, so I decided to snoop around online and comparison shop. I came across a website called Wize. This consumer research and product review site provides a wealth of knowledge on just about any type of product you could ever want or need. Wize.com provided me with 132 toaster oven reviews. Read more →

Low-Carb Asiago Minestrone Soup

One of my favorite soups is Minestrone. I love the combination of the vegetables, beans and pasta. However, like many Americans I'm attempting to reduce my intake of carbohydrates. I decided to experiment with my all-time favorite Minestrone Soup recipe. I wanted to create a soup that would be filling, satisfying and full of flavor. Read more →

FREE Barilla Celebrity Italian Table Cookbook Program

Barilla, manufacturer of exquisite pasta and pasta sauces, is currently promoting "The Celebrity Italian Table Cookbook Program". For each person who downloads the 32-page PDF Cookbook, Barilla is donating $1.00 to America's Second Harvest, the nation's largest charitable hunger-relief organization. Read more →

Everything But The Kitchen Sink Vegetable Beef Soup Recipe

The following Vegetable Soup recipe has been served for three generations in my family. It began with my maternal Grandmother. Then my mom, who is the Queen of Cooking, added a few more ingredients to make it a bit heartier. It has since been passed to me and I have incorporated even more ingredients. So, over the course of 40 years it has gone from ordinary to Vegetable Soup, to what I now refer to as "Everything But The Kitchen Sink Vegetable Soup!" Read more →

Bed and Breakfast Cook-Free Vacation!

Everyone who knows me knows that I love to cook. However, even professional chefs get a day off and I'm in serious need of a vacation. My husband and I are planning a trip to Atlanta, Georgia to visit his relatives. While looking for hotel reservations, I discovered a great website that offers just about any type of accommodations, as well as vacation packages, discounted airline tickets and rental cars. But, the best part is HotelReservations.com offers Bed and Breakfast packages too! Read more →