Category Archives: Salads, Soups, Stews & Chowders

Slade’s South Carolina BBQ

This week’s post comes from C. Hope Clark and her protagonist, Carolina Slade, from The Carolina Slade Mystery Series. It seems Hope and Slade both enjoy a hardy South Carolina BBQ, but then, who could resist a southern spread dripping … Continue reading

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Where in the world is Enumclaw, Washington?

One might say that serendipity was in full bloom for Carol Reed and me to meet in person. I live in Houston, Texas and Carol lives in Enumclaw, Washington so distance alone predicted we’d probably never meet. Nonetheless, here I … Continue reading

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Carol’s Chicken Salad with Fresh Tarragon

Carol’s Chicken Salad with Fresh Tarragon 2 to 4 skinless chicken breasts 1/4 cup each chopped celery and onions 2 to 4 teaspoons fresh lemon juice 1/4 to 1/2 cup chopped green onions 1/4 to 1/2 cup chopped celery 1/4 … Continue reading

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Harvest Haunts

“Yow, what is that thing? It touched me! Oh, I think…it’s a person…a dead person!” “Let me out of here!” Children and adults yelled as they jumped from the hay wagon and scattered into the fields like frightened mice. As … Continue reading

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Shrimp Tomato Stew with Zucchini

This recipe and story are also in my book, Pork Chops & Applesauce with a story titled, Aunt Joy Recalls Childhood Memories, about when my aunt and uncle were dating back in the 1950s. The recipe has gone through its … Continue reading

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Garden Pea Salad with Crab, Bacon, Eggs

Memorial Day is the official opening of summer and fresh peas are a sure sign that early summer has arrived, which must mean that Garden Pea Salad makes the ideal side for a Memorial Day cookout. This is a new … Continue reading

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Ask Cynthia a Question – April 17, 2013

This week I’m asking my own question to see if anyone will have the answer. Question:  Is there a proper name for a no-lettuce salad? I thought it would be called a caprise salad but I learned that’s an Italian … Continue reading

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Bobbi’s White Bean Chicken Chili

Straight from the kitchen of Bobbi Powell, Kent, Washington, is this delicious and easy-to-make White Bean Chicken Chili. Bobbi shared this recipe with me when we moved to southern New Mexico where green chilies grow in abundance, and at the … Continue reading

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Smoked Salmon Chowder

A few years back Santa inundated us with seven boxes of smoked salmon, which pushed my culinary daring into overdrive and I emerged from the kitchen with this delightful chowder recipe. It’s a warming comfort food that satisfies on chilly … Continue reading

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Ask Cynthia a Question – September 20, 2012

Isabella’s question: Do you have a recipe for pesto that is good and easy? Also, how long does it keep in the fridge? My answer: I absolutely love pesto! I’ve ordered it in restaurants and purchased it at specialty and … Continue reading

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