Lori Rodgers

The Unofficial Downton Abbey Cookbook Expanded Edition, August 2019 Review

Fans of Downton Abbey pay heed…the 2019 expanded edition of The Unofficial Downton Abbey Cookbook is now available, just in time for the upcoming release of the movie (September 20, 2019). As you may already know, the wildly popular television series Downton Abbey chronicled the life of the wealthy Crawley family, owners of a large …

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Keto Apple Recipes for Fall

Cinnamon Apples and Vanilla Sauce This low carb dessert is sinfully delicious. Choose firm, tart apples and use the highest quality ingredients you can find.   Vanilla Sauce: 2 ½ cups heavy whipping cream ½ teaspoon vanilla 2 tablespoons butter 1 egg yolk   Place vanilla, butter and 1/3 cup heavy whipping cream in a …

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Vegan Sweet Potato Souffle

3 large or 5 medium Red Garnet sweet potatoes, peeled and cut into large chunks ½ cup coconut cream 1/3 cup vegan butter (Miyokos brand is delicious!) 1/3 cup organic coconut sugar 1/4 to 1/3 cup unsweetened plain almond milk 1 ½ teaspoons cinnamon ½ teaspoon nutmeg Pinch of salt   Boil sweet potatoes until …

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Is It Worth It? Buying Decorative Pumpkins in Early Fall

What better way to show your love of the Fall season than decorating your porch or entryway with beautiful pumpkins in varying shapes and colors? If you buy them early, the selection is better. The dark orange pumpkins are a favorite. They contrast perfectly with their albino cousins, the white pumpkin. Some people – we …

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Vegan Lentil Loaf

This is a delicious and nutritious main dish. If you are hosting a family event or holiday meal and some of your guest are vegan or vegetarian, they will give you raves!   1 ½ cups lentils 3 ½ cups water or vegetable broth 1 sweet onion, diced 1 cup portobella mushrooms, finely chopped 2 …

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Flying First Class…Is It Worth It?

When did you last fly first class? Do you remember when flying was fun? Today, we live in a time of enhanced security which translates to longer lines, restrictions on carry-on items, and even the occasional pat-down at the airport.  Seriously folks, who wants to take their shoes off in public? While nothing can be …

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South Seas Island Resort

A Tropical Escape…Closer Than You May Think!   South Seas Island Resort…such an exotic sounding destination. It is indeed a tropical oasis located at the tip of a barrier island, surrounded by turquoise waters, blessed with balmy temperatures year-round, offering a variety of accommodations to suit the most discriminating traveler. All this and you don’t …

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Mother’s Day Brunch Goes Vegan

What do moms want most on Mother’s Day? Speaking from experience, I think most of us would agree that a day filled with relaxation and family tops the list. And of course, we want to enjoy delicious food that someone else prepares. If your mother follows a vegan lifestyle, consider treating her to a delicious …

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Craft Beer and Chocolate Father’s Day Gifting Solved!

I still remember the year my father asked me to never buy ties for him. Ever again. Slightly crushed, I nodded agreement. After my ego recovered, I wondered what in the world I could buy for the man who had everything, including impeccable taste. Fast forward a few decades and I have hit upon a …

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Is It Worth It? Juicing Your Own or Hitting the Juice Bar

Fresh pressed juice is tasty and nutrient packed. Juice bars seem to be popping up on every corner, not to mention the in-store mini juice bars found in health-food oriented grocery stores. Recently I decided to buy juice while doing my weekly grocery shopping. I was tired, had skipped lunch and needed a shot of …

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