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Grilled Baby Bok Choy…Yum!

Grilling fresh vegetables seems to transform them into something wonderful… I could not resist how great the cute baby Bok Choy looked in one of those giant warehouse stores yesterday.  Thus, I ended up with lots of baby Bok Choy.  Tonight, I decided to try some on the grill. Baby Bok Choy has a rather […]

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Grandma’s Recipe: Homemade Ketchup

The statement that “youth is wasted on the young” is exemplified in my life by homemade ketchup ( and in many other ways).  I so did not appreciate my mom toiling for hours making ketchup when all I wanted was the thick stuff that came out (with some encouragement) of glass bottles. I remember liking […]

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Rockin’ Robin’s Soda Shoppe & Catering

I am lucky enough (or maybe just old) to remember eating at soda fountains when I was younger. Between the soda fountain in a local drug store and the lunch counter/fountain in a discount store where my grandmother had worked, I have wonderful memories of sitting on a stool eating ice cream or drinking a […]

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Enjoying Athens While In Nashville

A wrong turn on a weekend trip that had us driving through Nashville, TN lead us to some great Greek food. It turns out Guy Fieri and the Diners, Drive-Ins, and Dives crew had already found the place, but I had missed that episode. The Athens Family Restaurant is a very authentic, locally-owned establishment that […]

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Simply Frozen Peaches

There is little better on a hot day than frozen fruit that you (or someone you know) froze. My mom used to can and freeze peaches by the bushels every year. She and my little sister especially liked frozen peaches. I must say I always liked cold canned peaches better…okay it was only because I […]

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Best Banana Split in Chattanooga

It is the first day of July…the first day of National Ice Cream month. I can’t think of a better way to start off one of the hottest months of the year here and a celebration of the frozen delight than with a yummy banana split. Although I don’t get them often, one of my […]

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