How to fill “your modern pantry” with real with possibilities

Whats in your pantry web smallThe pantry used to be the nerve center of the kitchen.

When I was a little girl, mom had it stocked with lots of stuff from canned foods – some in canning jars – to dried beans and spices. Our moderately stocked pantry was a symbol of comfort and security for our family.  It was never bare or barren. When you looked in my mom’s pantry, you immediately knew that she was a cook whose objective was to make sure her family was well feed with hearty, rib sticking, and filling meals. Continue reading


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Honey Corn Bread made with rice bran oil

Rice bran oil has me singing these days. If you cook, you probably use some kind of oil in frying, sautéing and baking. But what’s the right oil to use?

How about rice bran oil? It’s not just for stir frying your favorite Asian dish anymore. Oh no, it has stepped into the spot light and is enjoying its close up. Continue reading