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26 Feb

Oven-Baked Rice Medley

Preheat oven to 350°F Try this oven-baked rice recipe. It bakes in 30 minutes at 350°F, so it is ready in the time it takes to rest and carve a roast.  Pour two cups of good quality chicken broth (I prefer Campbell’s Stock First) into an ovenproof casserole and heat on high in the microwave for two minutes per cup. Saut...  Continue Reading

26 Feb

Slow Cooker Pea Soup

The original recipe for this soup was submitted by Claire Lajeunesse-Lewko of Prince Albert, Saskatchewan, and featured in a Canadian Living slow cooker compilation. Step One: In a large bowl, soak 2 cups of dry yellow split peas in 6 cups of cold water, for twelve to twenty-four hours. I do this after my evening meal so tha...  Continue Reading

13 Feb

A Leather Postcard Romance

I began collecting postcards in fourth grade when my mother, finally, allowed me to participate in a chain letter. The invitation chain letter promised that I would receive hundreds of postcards but would only have to mail four letters. Over the following weeks, I received a mere dozen cards from around the world. As disappointi...  Continue Reading

13 Feb

Simply Delicious Coleslaw

This easy-to-make coleslaw appears on our family’s dinner menus with regularity. The vinaigrette dressing is a tangy alternative to mayonnaise. This coleslaw actually tastes better after spending a couple of days in the fridge, and it keeps well for over a week. I often double or triple the recipe for larger gatherings.    ...  Continue Reading

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