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LET’S DISH! Let’s Talk About Chickpeas

A chickpea isn’t a pea at all – it is really a legume. It also has other names: garbanzo bean in Spanish and hamaz in Arabic. So why is this little, creamy legume called “chickpea?” Interestingly, the Latin word “cicer” was lent to Cicero,... Read More

LET’S DISH! Let’s Talk About Purple Sweet Potatoes

You may have heard of the silly “purple people eater,” but have you considered that people eat purple things? We know that foods come in many colors, but did you know that sweet potatoes are not all orange? Ladies and gentlemen, I give you the purple... Read More

LETS DISH! Lets Talk About Kids Baking

Having fun is synonymous with having kids, or maybe it’s the other way around. Kids turn things into fun and games, so why not make some easy, fun foods and desserts that they can create themselves and the family can enjoy eating together? It will spark... Read More

LET’S DISH! Let’s Talk About Foods For Great Skin

Caring for your skin throughout your life’s decades is probably the No. 1 way to help you look your best through the ages. Of course, there are cosmetics and medical ways to enhance one’s skin, but is there a way to be beautiful through food? The... Read More


The holidays may be over, but not our chances for yet another reason to appreciate quality food and time with loved ones. Tis the season to enjoy yourself with the most favorite food in the world (at least by small children and Italians everywhere) —... Read More


The holiday season is often filled with hustle and bustle. If you’re caught up in the business of it all, remember that part of the spirit and magic of the holiday season are the scents and sensations brought about by baking. The spices of cinnamon,... Read More

LET’S DISH! Let’s Talk About Butternut Squash

Thanksgiving places turkey as the main entrée to your table every year, but often it’s the delectable side dishes that really make the grand feast delicious. It’s true that the turkey takes a lot of preparation, so focus on somewhat simpler-to-prepare... Read More

LET’S DISH! Let’s Talk About Pumpkins

Happy Halloween! If you have visions of orange pumpkins dancing in your head, it’s a good bet you associate Halloween with this particular squash. Pumpkins and squash have long been revered for their unusual and eye-catching appearance. They are characterized... Read More

Let’s DISH and Talk About Pet Food

You love to cook for your family, and if you have a pet, they are a part of your family, too. People thrive on home-cooked foods, and your dog who gives you so much pleasure, love and companionship deserves to eat nutritious, delicious foods as well. Pet... Read More

LET’S DISH! Let’s Talk About Watermelon and Dessert!

What’s related to the cucumber, squash, pumpkin, and gourd family and is red and green all over? Did you guess watermelon? If you love watermelon (and who doesn’t?), this is your season to enjoy it. Delicious and refreshing, sweet and tasty, watermelon... Read More