Tag: Potatoes

  • All Good Things…

    There is an old saying that “All good things must come to an end.”  Fourteen years ago, on July 13, 2006, The Shelbyville News contained my first “Cooks’ Corner” column.  Others had written it before my turn started, and it was amazing to me that the newspaper agreed to accept articles from an inexperienced author.  […]

  • Garden-Fresh Flavor

    It’s that time of year again, and I am excited!  My hard work is beginning to pay off; my garden is starting to yield fresh produce.  I have enjoyed sugar snap peas for a couple of weeks.  A few yellow cherry tomatoes have ripened; they don’t last very long after I rinse them off.  It […]

  • Fixin’s for the Fourth

    Now it’s July.  Half of 2020 is history; it was definitely historic!  Things that seemed so routine when we entered this year are no longer the same.  Every trip to the store reminds me that things have changed.  It may be in the availability (or lack thereof) of certain items.  It could be sticker shock […]

  • Eggs-actly


    May is National Egg Month.  It is really not hard to find recipes that include eggs; they are used in a lot of ways.  They may be found in cakes, cookies, breads, casseroles, salads, pies, plus many other dishes.  They are eaten boiled, baked, fried, scrambled, shirred, poached, deviled; I am sure there are other […]

  • Good neighbors are super!

    One thing I learned early in life is that it is a blessing to have good neighbors.  My childhood was spent in a suburb of Knoxville, Tennessee.  Known as “Fountain City,” it was annexed by the larger municipality during my early elementary school years.  My family resided in a fairly stable neighborhood.  For the most […]

  • One Potato, Two Potato…

    One Potato, Two Potato…

    One of my favorite “food groups” is potatoes.  Baked, mashed, fried, made into a salad – I love them all.  So the fact that September is National Potato month gave me an excuse to find new recipes to play around with.  I can just hear Bob, my late hubby, announcing, “My wife takes a recipe […]

  • A day for flags and fireworks

    The Fourth of July, also known as Independence Day, is the date we as a country celebrate the establishment of our nation.  Through the years, we have been truly blessed to enjoy the freedoms we hold dear.  Those freedoms, however, were not without cost.  And they still have a cost today.  Repeating words that I […]

  • Take time to remember

    Since Memorial Day is just around the corner in next week, I would like to remind everyone that our Congress has established a National Moment of Remembrance; asking all Americans, wherever they are, to pause at 3:00 p.m. local time on Memorial Day for a one-minute moment of unity.  One minute out of a day […]

  • For the Foodie in all of us

    Regular readers of Cooks’ Corner know that I often look to a list of monthly “specials” when I am deciding which type of recipes to feature during a particular week.  Some months are overloaded with ideas, while others are sorely lacking.  April falls in the latter category, having only three designations.  However, one of those […]

  • The right way to tailgate

    It’s September, which means football season is underway.  For some people, it is an exciting time as they root for their favorite teams, whether it be high school, college, or professional.  If I had to pick a favorite sport, I guess I would say it is football, although I have forgotten more than I remember […]