Have faith, will travel

At last, the days of summer have arrived! Even if your own school days or your children’s school days are long behind you, there is still something pleasant and unique about the change of season at this time of year. On the long, slow, hot…

Trinity Meringue Cookies

Who can resist light and crunchy - not to mention mint chocolaty - meringue cookies? You don't have to be an advanced baker to pull these off, or an artist to shape them like shamrocks. These treats are sure to be a hit wherever they're…

Stuffed Cornish Hens

Give Mom a break and impress the whole family. 3 cups fat-free, reduced-sodium chicken broth, divided 1 cup water 1/2 cup wild rice, rinsed well 1/2 cup brown rice 2 teaspoon fresh or 1/2 teaspoon dried tarragon 1/2 teaspoon fines herbes*…

Stuffed Banana Pepper Boats

12 to 15 large yellow hot banana peppers ¾ pound loose Italian Sausage ½ pound lean ground beef 1 large onion finely chopped 5 Tablespoons finely chopped fresh garlic 4 Tablespoons loosely chopped fresh basil 2 teaspoons dried oregano 2…

Grandma Evelyn’s Grape Pie

Pie Filling: 4 cups Concord Grapes 1 cup sugar 1/3 cup all purpose flour 1 tablespoon cornstarch ¼ teaspoon salt 1 tablespoon lemon juice 2 tablespoons melted butter Crumb topping: ½ cup all purpose flour ½ cup sugar ¼ cup room temperature…

Gluten-free corn dogs

Summer is here!  It's time for picnics, parties, and barbecues.  For these warm weather get togethers, make sure to have plenty of dishes on your menu for those with food allergies so no one's taste buds are left out of the culinary fun.…

Barbecued pulled pork

FOR THE RUB:     8 tablespoons paprika     6 tablespoons granulated sugar     4 tablespoons salt     4 tablespoons ground cumin     4 tablespoons black pepper     4 tablespoons chili powder     2 tablespoons brown sugar     2 tablespoons…

Texas quick-step chili

Whip up something special for dad this Father’s Day 2 teaspoons canola oil ½ cup chopped onion ½ cup chopped green bell pepper 1 garlic clove, chopped 1 small jalapeño pepper, seeded and minced (or ½ teaspoon cayenne pepper) 1 teaspoon…