Debbie's Blog

Tips, Tricks, Recipes, and Anecdotes From My Kitchen to Yours.

A Home Cooked Meal feeds the Soul

 A Home Cooked Meal feeds the Soul I am Debbie of Debbie’s Home Cooked Meals, a personal cooking service.  I have served many clients over the years delivering a home cooked meal to each and every one of them. In the past it was a time when I worked for a few large corporations and then switched…

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Healthy oils, why not try them when you are preparing foods

Healthy oils, why not try them when you are preparing foods Healthy oils are available in all types and are usually located in the condiment aisle in your local supermarket. Seems like many of us are using canola, vegetable and olive oil when preparing our food but here are some other choices to contemplate. Using healthy oils to prepare food: Avocado…

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Zucchini, why not embrace this summertime veggie

Zucchini, why not embrace this summertime veggie Zucchini seems to be one garden vegetable that is always in abundance.  They are in season from May to August. Sometimes you haven’t a clue on what to do with it. Many folks will make bread or just sautee the vegetable as a side dish. Why not try…

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Stress, foods that help reduce it

Stress, foods that help reduce it There are number of foods that can help you relax or reduce stress from a hectic day.  No one is immune from stress. It can come out of no where and sometimes having a quick fix can prevent you from having an awful day. Most food items are not a cure-all, but some food…

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Kitchen skills, ways to teach your kids

Kitchen skills: Basic kitchen skills: First of all, it is always beneficial to have helpers in the kitchen. Even though you don’t want to give younger children knives to play with, the older ones sure can help you prep dinner. Have the children join you in the kitchen. Show them how to cut up vegetables for a side dish or for a soup.  In…

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Meal planning and a few ways of sticking to a budget

Meal planning: Meal planning and sticking to a budget requires spending at least 15-20 minutes to plan out your dinners in advance. Having a grocery list for the week ahead based on the food required for certain entrees. When meal planning and sticking to a budget is foremost on your mind, the best thing is…

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Kitchen mistakes with a few quick fixes

 Kitchen mistakes with a few quick fixes Set up all your ingredients preventing kitchen mistakes #1. Kitchen mistakes usually happen because you have not set up your ingredients before hand. Have you ever watched any of the cooking shows on TV?  The common practice is to have all your ingredients measured out or directly in front of…

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Overwhelmed moms and trying to cope

Overwhelmed moms and trying to cope     Overwhelmed moms and trying to cope have become prevalent lately. Over the last six years I am definitely seeing a reoccurring theme in my business.  Seems like moms and sometimes dads are trying to accomplish everything in a given day.  While most of the time this idea has become virtually impossible…

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Chili, Why not try these excellent recipes this Summer

Chili, Why not try these excellent recipes this Summer Summer – the season for the great outdoors and chili cook-offs! Like most great cook-off foods, this dish is versatile and is usually served as a dip, a sauce, or even eaten by itself. Cincy is called the Chili Capital of America because there are more than 180 chili parlors…

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