Fattening Pigs on Corn

by Gourmet Gadget Gal on April 2, 2014

Back when I was a growing teenage girl hungry enough to eat everyone under the table, my grandmother used to say “They fatten pigs on corn.” I knew she was not really scolding me for how much I actually ate and her expression never influenced me to quit reaching for an extra piece of cornbread. […]

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Raspberry Summer

by Gourmet Gadget Gal on May 28, 2012

My family’s farm, Cliffview, is located on the very edge of the Great Smoky Mountains and shadowed by the bona fide Rocky Top mountain which rises to the east above a bend in the French Broad river where my ancestors have lived for over seven generations. We are genuine hillbillies descended from the North of […]

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Distracted by Dinner – Fresh Herb Chicken Pasta Salad

by Gourmet Gadget Gal on May 3, 2012

Menu planning, grocery shopping, and preparing dinner each evening, even if you enjoy cooking, is often overwhelming if you simultaneously must be at cub scouts and swim team practice, while figuring out how to make a Paul Revere costume out of an old undershirt and a pirate hat leftover from a birthday party.

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Gourmet Gadgets from the International Housewares Show

by Gourmet Gadget Gal on March 19, 2012

It’s funny to me that after attending IHS each year and spending many twelve hour days on my feet walking the show, I haven’t lost my enthusiasm and interest in gourmet gadgetry. Here are just a sample of fun and useful gourmet gadgets that I happened upon this year.

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Gourmet Gadget Gal Review – Belkin Kitchen Cabinet Mount

by Gourmet Gadget Gal on March 14, 2012

Enter two new gourmet gadgets that may just be the perfect solution for IPads in the kitchen – the Belkin Fridge Mount and the Belkin Kitchen Cabinet Mount.

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A Pie for My Sister- Lemon Meringue

by Gourmet Gadget Gal on March 4, 2012

We all love pie in my family and a big tradition when we gather the clan is arguing about the best kind. The trick to a good lemon meringue pie is to cook the filling until it is stiff enough to set up when the pie is cooled so when cutting slices the filling does not run.

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Gourmet Gadget Gal, Jane Gaither demonstrates how to make an easy Jalapeno Creamed Spinach that is great as a dip or delicious as a side dish.

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Sugar Snap Strawberry Pecan Salad

by Gourmet Gadget Gal on February 22, 2012

Fresh Sugar Snap Peas, Strawberries and Brown Sugar Toasted Pecans with homemade Poppy Seed Dressing makes for a refreshing, delightful salad that everyone asks for time and time again.

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My Hungry Heart

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What to bring to the party? Creamed Spinach with Jalapeno Peppers

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