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Savory Salmon Recipe Makes a Perfect Quick Family Dinner

Photos by L.G. Patterson Sometimes, dinner gets the best of me. Maybe I was super busy in my work kitchen or cleaning out a closet. Maybe I was reading. Whatever it is, I look at the clock, and realize the people in my house are going to be expecting a meal soon, and I’m kind […]

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Easy Dinner Recipe Promises to be a New Family Favorite

Photos by L.G. Patterson  By the time you read this, our whirlwind of Christmas parties, work events and gatherings will be over for another year, and I just want to let you all know how much fun we had seeing you, celebrating with you and, of course, feeding you! It’s always a lot of activity, […]

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Family Christmas Cookie Recipe Evokes Memories of Past Holidays

Photos by L.G. Patterson This year, maybe more than any other, I am craving holiday comfort. I want my favorite Christmas movies and the carols you sing in the car, loudly and badly, with mispronounced words that the children wove into the song so many years ago that we don’t remember who actually said “mamger” […]


Creating A Flexible Football Treat

Photos by L.G. Patterson  There are so many things I love about this time of year.I was always a back-to-school kind of girl and growing up in rural Missouri meant special meals for football weekends, whether we were watching from the hometown stands on Friday night or in the living room on Saturday. Living in […]

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Try This Savory, Fresh Summer Dip

Photos by L.G. Patterson In my life, I’ve been lucky enough to have great cooks to inspire and teach me. My mother was a fantastic cook who taught me to make a consistently good roast. I’ve got a tremendously talented brother-in-law who treats me to cioppino — fresh seafood stew — each summer, and believe me, […]

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A Patio Perfect Recipe

Photos by L.G. Patterson A few days ago, I was enjoying the early spring weather, walking our family dog, Brady, and wondering how soon we may be able to have dinner on the deck. I love al fresco dining. It takes the most ordinary food and makes it feel like a celebration. Snacks and drinks? […]

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Dinner Made Easy

Photos by L.G. Patterson A few years ago, by necessity, we pivoted from a traditional catering business to a new venture, preparing family meals on a weekly basis. Our emphasis was to make easy meals that were a hit with the whole family, trying a lot of new recipes in the process and meeting a […]