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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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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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The Girl Who Loves BBQ Sauce

Last spring, we got to spend a couple days with my step-daughter, Laura Rose. I asked her what she’d like to make in the time we had together. Scones? Chicken strips? Surprisingly, she replied, “Is it hard to make BBQ … Continue reading

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In Search of Fun : Part 2

Today I put together a jigsaw puzzle for the first time in a very long time. This puzzle is made of wood, real wood. It’s an antique. There was no picture to refer to which added to the challenge. It … Continue reading

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