Author Archives: HelenFern

Connecticut Steamed Cheese Burgers

Steamed cheeseburger? Yep. Ted’s restaurant has been serving them since 1959, although some say Jack’s Lunch in Middletown invented it. But at Ted’s, special steam racks were made. While the burger steams, the fats drip out and the meat fills … Continue reading

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Easy Foods for a Fabulous Feast

No matter what time of year or who you are with, a feast is always called for. Seeing mountains of food on the table, passing dishes around and trying new flavors is the best way to celebrate any occasion. But … Continue reading

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Roasted Cauliflower au Gratin

I was craving a big bowl of roasted vegetables. I had some tri-colored cauliflower in the refrigerator, so I thought I’d make it up. But that wasn’t enough. It was so easy, you don’t even need a recipe.

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Meatless Appetizers – Crackers Three Ways

I love topping crackers with cheese and smoked meats. Eating those little morsels feels to indulgent and delicious. But what if you don’t eat meat? Or you’re having a party with some guests that are vegetarian? What kind of cracker … Continue reading

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What’s for Dinner? Sunday link up #185

I’m late I’m late I’m late!! Sorry to get the party off to a late start, but what a week I’ve had! I work full time managing a child care center, run a business training child care professionals, and I … Continue reading

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Georgia Boiled Peanuts & Pimento Cheese Toasts

Did you know that half the peanuts grown in the U.S. come from Georgia? Yep. And one of the ways they are prepared are boiled. Boiled peanuts have a unique and addicting flavor. And they make a perfect partner for … Continue reading

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Chicken Hand Pies – for National Pie Day!

It’s National Pie Day (not to be confused with National Pi day which is in March). I know, we usually associate pie with sweet, but hey, an American favorite started out as a pie! You, know Pizza Pie? Well here … Continue reading

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Veggie Crisp Crust Pizza

I love a pizza with lots of fresh veggies and no sauce. Just pure goodness. And here is a pizza that has all that plus a really easy crispy flat bread crust. Need to know more? You can find these … Continue reading

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What’s for Dinner? Sunday Link up #184

The holidays are behind us. Now we gear up for the Spring and all the newness of it. The time when we start planting gardens and visiting farmer’s market – and the time when we still need to plan…   … Continue reading

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New Jersey Sloppy Joe Sandwich

The next state in line for our weekly state feature…New Jersey, the Garden State and the third state admitted to the union! I bet when you hear “sloppy joe” you think of ground beef simmered in tomato sauce. But in … Continue reading

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