Category Archives: Cooking

Pumpkin from soup to seeds

Pumpkin has to be one of the most underrated foods. Sure, it’s great for pie. Or pumpkin roll. Mmm, love that fattening stuff. But there’s so much more. Pumpkin seeds are an easy byproduct of jack-o-lanterns. Now they are easier than ever. You can even microwave them. You can toast them in a traditional way. [...]

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Chocolate makes love grow, it does

If you think about chocolate for Valentine’s Day, or any day for that matter, we have treat for you.   We have information from the Culinary Institute of America about dipping chocolate and you can dip just about any food. Some common ones are strawberries, bananas or marshmallows. I prefer pretzels, love the sweet and [...]

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Don’t get stuck in a storm without these items

When I was a youngster our electricity went out so my mom showed me how to make a piece of toast over a candle. It was slightly burnt and only OK, but it sure was an adventure.   My guess is that other people have memories similar to this and that’s why they flock to [...]

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Holidays: All about Food (and families of course)

The week between Christmas and New Year’s is all about spending time with family and food. Yes, food.  Throw the diet out the window and finish off the Christmas cookies. For the first time in a long time we had a quiet Christmas. With the expected bad weather, we decided to postpone the annual white [...]

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Easiest Ever Lemon Cookies

So what’s your Christmas tradition? Won’t you share with our readers? Send your traditions, recipes and photos to me at mgouger@poconorecord.com. We need them soon so we can feature them next Saturday. So, why not take a few minutes from shopping, baking and decorating a tree and share your tradition?

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Christmas pastries made with love

We know that people from the Poconos come from a variety of backgrounds and we’d really like to share your recipes and traditions with our readers. Please e-mail mgouger@poconorecord.com and send photos, too.

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A steaming bowl of bones soup

My grandmother who lived through the Depression taught me to keep every morsel of food and turn it into something. You know, nothing goes to waste. So at Thanksgiving, I keep the turkey carcass to turn it into soup. While we’re putting away all the food after the Thanksgiving dinner, we pick as much meat [...]

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