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Friday 03/27/2020
Instant Pot mac and cheese

Hey! Look at that, I’m back.

Updated: March 27, 2020 - 6:48 am
Friday 03/20/2020
Oatmeal-chocolate chunk cookies

These are strange times we live in. I’m no spring chicken, and I can’t recall ever feeling this sense of long-term anxiety and uncertainty as what we’re dealing with now with the COVID-19 scare.

Updated: March 20, 2020 - 7:26 am
Friday 03/13/2020
Sweet chili-glazed salmon

I’ve never been a regular at church services, but I respect all the clergy members who lead Hillsboro’s four church congregations. Faith is an important part of any community, especially in a small town. Plus we have a good collection of pastors and priests in Hillsboro, including Pastor Joe John...

Posted: March 13, 2020
Friday 03/06/2020
Chicken & mandarin orange salad

Last week after the Banner’s Feb. 28 issue was printed, my brother, Cory, stopped by my house on his way back from picking up the papers at our printer in Grafton.

Posted: March 06, 2020
Friday 02/28/2020
Instant Pot Creole chicken and rice

For a few years people have been telling me I NEED to get an Instant Pot (apparently I just have that look about me), which is a multicooker – basically meaning you can brown foods in it and then switch to a slow cooker or electric pressure cooker for the duration of the cooking time.

Posted: February 28, 2020
Friday 02/21/2020
Air fryer chicken nuggets

For the past year, I’ve been asked by several people to start including air fryer and Instant Pot recipes in my column, because those appliances are increasing in popularity. To be honest, I’ve been stalling – not because I’m not interested, but because I didn’t own either appliance.

Posted: February 21, 2020
Friday 02/14/2020
Giant kiss cookies

I’ve never been world’s biggest fan of Valentine’s Day – regardless of whether I’ve been single or had someone special with whom to share the day. The whole premise of the day, which is supposed to foster feelings of love and romance, sort of makes me crabby and eye-rolly. (I’ve also never been w...

Posted: February 14, 2020
Friday 02/07/2020
Cheesy shell lasagna

One thing the hubby has become very good at lately with his attempts to eat healthier is to help me cook ahead on weekends so we have plenty of home-cooked leftovers for the week, as well as proportioned meals to grab for lunches.

Posted: February 07, 2020
Friday 01/31/2020
Buttery garlic-ranch pretzels

It’s a week for guilty admissions.

Posted: January 31, 2020

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