Category Archives: Recipes

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 theย yogurt adds … 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,ย 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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Do this with your spinach, and love it.

Spinach. Food of the gods. Popeye’s power boost. Buy it at the grocery store, farmer’s market, or grow it in your own back yard. It’s a dark, leafy green which puts it at the top of the priority list for … Continue reading

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Reduced-Guilt Quesadillas

This week I tried a new technique for making quesadillas. It was new to me anyway. I found this technique from one of my favorite food bloggers “Eat at Home”. Here’s the link to her fabulous quesadillas: http://eatathomecooks.com/2015/05/15-minute-creamy-chicken-florentine-quesadillas.html Not only … Continue reading

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