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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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Banana Bread, My Way

Banana bread. A classic quick bread most of us are familiar with. As I endeavor to reduce the amount of wheat flour in my daily food routine, I am unwilling to completely give up baking. I am a baker; one … 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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Biscuits with Sundried Tomatoes

Biscuits. So simple. You probably have the ingredients without an extra trip to the store. They go with any meal of the day. Winter-time soups and stews cry out for a biscuit buddy. You can jazz them up with a … Continue reading

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