Author Archives: Cynthia Briggs

CB’s Oven-Barbequed Brisket

It was in New Mexico that I discovered the deliciousness of the brisket dinner. A fellow in the Carlsbad Sheriff’s Posse, which in recent years is a group of volunteers who do cowboy style fundraising dinners. He gave me his … Continue reading

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Tips for Cooking with Eggs

With Easter just around the corner, my thoughts, of course, turned to the Easter Bunny, and eggs! Below are a few egg-cooking tips I’ve learned through the years. I’ve also included a link for my favorite Baked Egg recipe, which … Continue reading

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Garlic Lime Chicken

Garlic Lime Chicken is a recipe that says goodbye to winter and hello to warm weather and sunshine. My friend, Peggy, who now lives in Idaho, sent me this recipe. When Peggy and I lived near each other in Carlsbad, … Continue reading

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Tomatoes are in Season: Don’t Miss Them!

“Bob, slow down! Now get ready to pull over! There’s a stand around the next corner. We can’t miss it!” Mom chirped at Dad in the front seat of our 1961 Pontiac, Bonneville. “Oh hell! Don’t you already have enough … Continue reading

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Homeade Frozen Corn

A sweet remembrance of summer with garden corn on the table in fall and winter garnished with crisp bacon crumbles. Every summer we cordoned off a portion of our garden for sweet corn. It was a fun food for us … Continue reading

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Homemade Dill Pickles

It was nearly 50 summers ago, when I first tested my dill pickle making skill using my Aunt Jo’s recipe. I was a bit edgy about how the pickles would turn out after warnings from my family that if I … Continue reading

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Light Pumpernickel Rye Bread

Light Pumpernickel Rye Bread was a treat at our house back in the 70s. The kids waited not so patiently for the bread to cool enough to slice. In the wintertime, real softened butter was at the ready to slather … Continue reading

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