Category Archives: Homemade

Cooking for Irene

  Here we are. Irene and I, all smiles, embarking on a culinary adventure together. Irene hired me to prepare 2 weeks of dinners for her and her husband. Fully cooked, ready to heat & eat, and all healthy and … Continue reading

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Making Friends with Vegetables

              What is this yummy looking dish, you ask? It looks like it’s wallowing in cheese and sauce, but it isn’t. I came across the recipe last summer. Here’s the link: http://www.foodnetwork.com/recipes/giada-de-laurentiis/tomato-vegetable-casserole-recipe.html     … Continue reading

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Can I make it like Ina?

Does mine ever look like hers? What do you do when you’ve planned to make a new dish for Thanksgiving, purchased all the ingredients, then run out of time to make it (because I insist on getting enough sleep)? You … Continue reading

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Guacamole Skinny-Dip

This recipe is a Trader Joe’s knock-off. I sampled it one day at my friendly neighborhood Trader Joe’s. After reading the ingredient list, I knew it was something I could make myself. And I did. I like how the yogurt adds … Continue reading

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Edamame for Grown-ups

Edamame – it rolls on the tongue and bounces off the lips in a fun way. Exactly what is it? Immature soybeans. That sounds so judgmental. Let’s call them “baby” soybeans. They are a whole food, full of fiber, as well as an … Continue reading

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Red Beauties

          Strawberries! Here in the pacific northwest, nothing declares the arrival of summer better than fresh strawberries. Recently, one of my local grocery stores had a great deal on a flat of strawberries so I went … Continue reading

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Plump up your oatmeal without plumping up yourself.

It’s not the latest Pinterest craze… yet. What this is, is an excellent method for cooking up a big batch of oatmeal just the way you like it, and freezing it into portions without using up all your freezer containers or … Continue reading

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