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Add Lobaciousness to Your Life!

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My latest cookbook has just been released in paperback and digital formats.  “Lobacious Lobster” is packed with 200 decadently delicious and super simple recipes, plus more than 100 color photographs. I literally could not help but create a new word … Continue reading

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Cranberry Capers

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‘Tis the season to add the tartness of cranberries to the menu.  While I offer the Cranberry Cooking cookbook full of super simple recipes, I share here a yummy way to start a day with the zing of cranberries. For … Continue reading

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Super Simple Sweetheart Goodies

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For Valentines Day and beyond, look for easy recipes.  They can be assembled quickly with few ingredients.  You can find yummy ideas in some unexpected places. For example, in the Dockside Dining… Back for Thirds cookbook, recipes were designed for backyard … Continue reading

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Cheese Crisps Have Hit the Stores!

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Since I first made these gems in the late 1970’s, folks have asked why I didn’t sell them.  That’s not my focus, but I figured someone else would… someday.  That day is now. “Fresh Gourmet” is the name under which … Continue reading

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Cranberry Capers

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‘Tis the season to start savoring the tartly delectable cranberry!  My Cranberry Cooking cookbook (in paperback and digital formats) celebrates one of America’s most under-rated fruits.  Whether you enjoy them in breads or desserts, sweetened in a sassy sauce, nestled … Continue reading

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Chronicles and Cathy

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YouTube has the program on which I just appeared on January 6, when Kevin Avard interviewed me regarding my latest books. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=JiKww1e1gCk# is the link or simply Google “Gate City Chronicles – Cathy Burnham” to check it out.  (Oh, my!  It … Continue reading

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My 2nd Dockside Dining Cookbook Arrives

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Barnes and Noble and Amazon.com are two of the places where you can find both cookbooks.  So savor summer forever by breaking out the barbeque!  This handy little series was developed for those who love life on the waterways, but … Continue reading

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Savoring Summer

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In the North, we tend to say the same sort of thing at this time of year… “The summers are just too short!” But savoring the beauty of change becomes part of the art of experiencing all four seasons.  We’ve … Continue reading

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Summer Fortitude

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‘Tis the season when the days stretch mercifully slowly into night.  Summer Solstice means our daylight hours will start to grow shorter, but the sun’s warmth now gets deeper.  Summer fun rules supreme… or, at least, it should! Where my … Continue reading

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Zenzational Friends and Good Times

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The Ronald and I have some of the most wonderful friends in the world.  (Of course, I hope everyone feels that way about their best buds, but I still must give proper appreciation to ours… naturally… for being the very … Continue reading

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Childhood Comfort Food Memories

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Even comfort food can’t always be about popcorn and hotdogs, although they remain not-so-secret favorites of mine still today.  Comfort food, when I was a child, included almost everything my Mom or Dad prepared.  It ranged from Mom’s melt-in-my-mouth whoopee … Continue reading

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Farewell to Football

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Be not sad football fans… it’s just for the season!  As with every year, there were lots of highs and lows… resounding victories and near-misses… superstars and super flops.  We cheered and we jeered.  In the end, whether our favorite … Continue reading

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Red Arrow Diner Special – Yum!!!

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If you have an affinity for great diners, then you likely know (or know of) Manchester, New Hampshire’s claim to diner fame.  The Red Arrow 24-hour diner stands out as an award-winning classic by any standards.   Today they were … Continue reading

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Christmas Celebrations to Cherish

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  For the love of Christmas!  I have always loved Christmas… the decorations, candlelight services, fresh baked aromas, music, parties, family gatherings, sharing.  But with no small children in the home any longer, the need for all the presents under … Continue reading

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Twisted Tiramisu Treat

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  In our continuing quest to share easy tips and suggestions to make Good Living as easy as 1-2-3, we’ve got another great recipe for you.  This one was tested out on friends and family on Thanksgiving and got unanimously … Continue reading

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Fabulous Fall Foliage

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My mind marvels at God’s glory every year when the trees turn their gallantly green leaves to Autumn’s fiery pallet of red, yellow, orange, gold, bronze, and burgundy.  Each day I can literally watch the same trees and yet see … Continue reading

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Cranberry Capers

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  Fresh Cranberries When Autumn temperatures arrive, delivering their cool evenings and crispy, clear mornings, many delightful memories burst back into view.  The splendidly vibrant fall foliage colors reign high on the list.  As a child, I remember going on … Continue reading

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Easy Dockside Dining

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When we hang out dockside, I like to serve foods that I can prepare ahead of time.  Then, when folks spontaneously decide it’s time to eat, I am ready to cook before the grill is even done preheating.  Advance planning … Continue reading

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Outdoor Entertaining

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We were recently invited to an outdoor appetizer party with an international theme.  After a busy day of boating, I knew I needed a super simple-to-prepare recipe that was also super satisfying for ravenous appetites.   Recognizing a pot luck … Continue reading

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Go Guilt Free After the Holidays

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  It’s the end of January. If you haven’t stopped already, now is the time to quit beating yourself up over all the delicious indulgences consumed throughout the holiday season. We only get a short run on this planet. While … Continue reading

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