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BERNIE MASON: Avoid the same old thing with these Super Bowl recipes

BERNIE MASON: Avoid the same old thing with these Super Bowl recipes

The 2015 Super Bowl Sunday will soon be here, and football fans, as well as others who become a football fan for the day, are making plans for their big Super Bowl party. If you are looking for some appetizing food choices for your party other than the usual pizza or Buffalo wings, I am pro…

January 21, 2015 12:00 amLoading…
BERNIE MASON: Make your own casserole with ingredients on hand

BERNIE MASON: Make your own casserole with ingredients on hand

You arrive home from work in the evening or maybe you have had a busy day getting the kids where they need to be, and you need to get dinner on the table. It is possible to prepare a nutritious meal your family will be happy with quickly, using what you have on hand in the cupboard and refr…

January 14, 2015 12:00 amLoading…
BERNIE MASON: Try these alternative ingredients to create healthier recipes

BERNIE MASON: Try these alternative ingredients to create healthier recipes

This week I am continuing with options you can try to create healthier food choices. Following are some recipes you can use that will work well as substitutes for higher-fat and -calorie ingredients you may be using in some of your favorite recipes.

January 07, 2015 12:00 am Related Loading…

BERNIE MASON: Altering recipes to make healthier choices

With the arrival of the New Year, many people make a resolution to lose weight and eat healthier. Making healthier choices in the way we cook and eat will provide benefits to us in the way we feel and in helping to prevent illness. One of the reasons people are reluctant to try lower fat and…

December 31, 2014 12:00 amLoading…
BERNIE MASON: Hearty dinners to ring in the new year

BERNIE MASON: Hearty dinners to ring in the new year

Next week we will be celebrating the New Year’s 2015. What are your food traditions to bring in the new year, ones that to you symbolize good luck and good fortune?

December 24, 2014 12:00 amLoading…
BERNIE MASON: Prepare breakfast ahead for Christmas morning

BERNIE MASON: Prepare breakfast ahead for Christmas morning

Christmas morning is a special time, and it calls for a special breakfast or brunch. But who wants to spend a lot of time cooking when you want to be spending time with the family, opening gifts and enjoying what Santa has left in the stockings? I always like to have recipes handy that can b…

December 17, 2014 12:00 amLoading…
BERNIE MASON: Homemade treats are perfect for holiday gifts

BERNIE MASON: Homemade treats are perfect for holiday gifts

Christmas gifts that are made by the giver have a special meaning since the person giving the gift has taken the time to give something they have taken the time to create. This week I am sharing with you some recipes I have used that make great gifts and also are a great addition for holiday…

December 10, 2014 12:00 amLoading…
BERNIE MASON: Share time with families with these holiday recipes

BERNIE MASON: Share time with families with these holiday recipes

I hope you had an enjoyable Thanksgiving holiday with some special family time preparing a meal together. Now it is on to the preparations and entertaining leading up to Christmas. I am sharing with you some of the favorite recipes I had included in the recipe booklets assembled for the pop…

December 03, 2014 12:30 amLoading…
BERNIE MASON: 3 clever ways to use Thanksgiving leftovers

BERNIE MASON: 3 clever ways to use Thanksgiving leftovers

With the Thanksgiving holiday here, I thought you might enjoy some different ideas for using the dinner leftovers. I am giving you a choice of a casserole dish, a salad and a soup, all using leftover turkey. The soup also includes leftover mashed potatoes. They are all popular choices I hav…

November 26, 2014 12:00 amLoading…
BERNIE MASON: Holiday sides for Thanksgiving, which is just around the corner

BERNIE MASON: Holiday sides for Thanksgiving, which is just around the corner

Thanksgiving is next week, and I am providing recipes you may want to include in your holiday meal plans. The pumpkin bread is moist, has a great flavor, and would make great dinner rolls. I have made it up as a loaf and also as cinnamon rolls. The chopped pecans add a special crunch to the …

November 19, 2014 1:00 amLoading…
BERNIE MASON: Hearty game recipes to warm when the weather gets cool

BERNIE MASON: Hearty game recipes to warm when the weather gets cool

In last Wednesday’s column, I provided directions for canning your elk or venison. This week, I am sharing a popular wild game recipe I have used frequently in demonstrations I have done, that is easy to put together in your slow cooker. If you do not have the wild game, substitute a beef roast.

November 12, 2014 12:30 amLoading…
BERNIE MASON: Canning isn't just for fruits and veggies

BERNIE MASON: Canning isn't just for fruits and veggies

If you are one of the fortunate ones who have bagged their deer, elk or other wild game animals this fall, you may be looking for ways to prepare the meat. Canning the meat for later use is an option you may consider.

November 05, 2014 12:00 amLoading…
BERNIE MASON: Pumpkin recipes that are more delicious than scary

BERNIE MASON: Pumpkin recipes that are more delicious than scary

Halloween is this week, and pumpkins are a big part of that.

October 29, 2014 12:30 amLoading…
BERNIE MASON: Crockpot meals to make dinner easy

BERNIE MASON: Crockpot meals to make dinner easy

A reader has requested recipes for use in a slow cooker, so dinner can be ready when you arrive home from work. To save prep time in the morning, both of these can be prepared the evening before, placed in the slow cooker liner, and the liner covered and kept refrigerated overnight. In the …

October 22, 2014 12:00 amLoading…
BERNIE MASON: Local meat and vegetables make these recipes delicious

BERNIE MASON: Local meat and vegetables make these recipes delicious

Saturday, Oct. 18, from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m., plan to visit the “Local Producer Fair” at Good Earth Market, meet the local producers, taste some of their products and celebrate the harvest. By supporting your local farmers and producers, your food is fresher, you know where your food is coming …

October 15, 2014 12:00 amLoading…
BERNIE MASON: Great fall dishes to celebrate national pork month

BERNIE MASON: Great fall dishes to celebrate national pork month

October is national pork month, so I thought it would be a good time to provide a couple of new recipes for you to try using this versatile and popular meat choice.

October 08, 2014 12:00 amLoading…
Bernie Mason: Microwave is just perfect for small meals

Bernie Mason: Microwave is just perfect for small meals

A time-saving appliance that most people have, but fail to use to its potential, is the microwave. When you are cooking for 1 or 2 people, if you are trying to save time or energy or if you don’t want to turn on the oven for a small amount of food, why not use the microwave? Microwaves have …

October 01, 2014 12:00 amLoading…
Bernie Mason: Now's the time for freezer jams

Bernie Mason: Now's the time for freezer jams

September is here, but there is still time to take advantage of produce at the Farmers Market, fruit from your garden or sales on fruit in the grocery stores.

September 10, 2014 12:00 amLoading…
Bernie Mason: Get ready for tailgating season

Bernie Mason: Get ready for tailgating season

I had a request from a reader for recipes that would be great for tailgating. Since the football season is now upon us, I thought this would be a good time to try to fill that request. I hope you will find these recipes I have selected ones that you and your friends will enjoy.

September 03, 2014 12:00 am Related Loading…
Bernie Mason: Here's what to do with zucchini

Bernie Mason: Here's what to do with zucchini

When we think about prolific vegetables in the garden, zucchini, a summer squash, comes to the top of the list. The mild flavor of this vegetable makes it easy to use in a variety of ways; we just need to be creative.

August 27, 2014 12:00 am Related Loading…

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