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Cooking in the Country
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Nothing screams summer like chicken off the grill (or bbq pit if you’re my dad), and some side summer salads.   My best friend April is notorious for having the best bbqs. She makes … more
As we reach the peak of watermelon season, it’s a great time to experiment with these hydrating fruits. Watermelon is known for its high water content, offering natural relief from the heat … more
Recently I roasted small purple potatoes for Father’s Day, and they came out delicious. Using a   good quality olive oil and lots of herbs while roasting on high heat is a method that can … more
As I’ve gotten older, I’ve come to love salmon. It’s definitely an acquired taste. My father and I love it, and my mother and husband are not big fans. I guess not everyone can be … more
I’ve realized that the older I become, the more I am turning into my mother. As a kid, I was very anti anything that tasted like or resembled an egg. At every birthday party, my mother would … more
  I want to preface this by saying that I rarely keep plants alive. This could be why my husband purchased myself a self-watering herb garden planter. However, this has been my fifth year in a … more
Lately I have been absolutely obsessed with all things ramps, including ramp pesto. If you haven’t tried them already, I highly suggest it. Their season will only last for about two more weeks! … more
If you’ve ever been on social media, you have probably seen the viral tomato feta pasta bake. I really wanted to hate this trend because of all the “hype” surrounding it.... but I … more
This soup recipe I made during the Covid 19 lockdown, and it’s been one that has stuck with me. I’ll often make it during holidays as a starter, or prep it during the weekend to have for … more
Guest Recipe   By Shannon Cilento,   Community Development and   Communications Manager Turn up the BEET with this simple and healthy homemade pasta sauce alternative. … more
I wanted   to make a dish that reminded me of transitioning from winter into spring and this beautiful time of year. This pasta dish has comfort and creaminess but tons of bright flavors from … more
Chips and dip is hands down my favorite snack of all time. With the superbowl just around the corner, there really is nothing better than a bowl of kettle cooked chips and a hearty dip while watching … more
Around this time of year especially, the idea of wellness is always on my mind. It is really important to balance health in your lifestyle whether it be fitness, foods, self-care or all of the above. … more
I’ve found over the years that the way to my husband’s heart is to cook him Italian food. I do not have an ounce of Italian blood in me, but he is, and he has always told me his favorite … more
Cream of broccoli soup is one of my absolute favorites. In preparing for the storm this past weekend, I made a large batch of this paired with gruyere grilled cheese’s on my panini press. … more
Typically on busy weekdays my husband and I cook quick and easy weeknight meals that involve minimal prep work, but when the weekend rolls around, sometimes I like to impress him and my family and … more
If you are looking for the perfect quick and easy holiday salad- this is it. This salad is my cousin’s recipe that she makes on special occasions. There is acidity from the vinegar, sweetness … more
I hope you all had a wonderful Thanksgiving with your loved ones and delicious food around the table! This month each week I will be serving up holiday recipes that I truly can’t get enough of. … more
Every year my parents host Thanksgiving which I am forever grateful for. Food is my love language, so having a holiday surrounded by good food and all of our family makes it one of my favorite days … more
Tis the casserole season. I don’t know a single person who doesn’t love chicken and biscuits, and if they don’t... they’ll be sure to love this version. Pillsbury biscuits … more
Each Sunday I have been meal prepping my lunches for the week. It makes thinking about what I am going to bring to work effortless, and this dish is even better because there’s essentially no … more
When it turns to Fall, I love to turn on some football, and make a nice lemon chicken dish. It’s so comforting and there really isn’t anything better. Once I entered into my 30’s I … more
There are very few things I love more than Fall. The crisp air, apple cider doughnuts, soups and stews, and casseroles make it hard to beat. Call me crazy but I am not a fan of the sweltering heat. … more
I want to begin this column by stating thank you for all the well wishes for my new husband and I. Gene Burns, Callicoon’s local pharmacist and I married on September 16th after 7 years of … more
My dad’s favorite meal is breakfast. So much so, that often as kids he would make us “breakfast for dinner”, a trick he learned from my grandma and grandpa, who would have us over … more
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