25 November, 2016

Potato, Potaato, Pancakes – One Way To Use Leftovers

Potato, Potaato, Pancakes – One Way To Use Leftovers
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Woke up this morning remembering yesterday’s great feast with friends and then the song “Potato, potaato, tomato, tomaato….” started rattling around in my head. (Please excuse the misspelling — trying to empathize that the same word is pronounced differently in the song. If you missed the blog on homonyms, etc. click here for the Chili For a
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23 November, 2016

Twas The Day Before Thanksgiving

Twas The Day Before Thanksgiving
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Thanksgiving holiday in the US is tomorrow and I can picture most of you preparing something today for your dinner feast OR making reservations for a nearby restaurant. And that’s okay too!  While I try to be thankful and appreciative for all the fortunes of love, life, and laughter everyday, this time of year in particular we all
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22 November, 2016

Cheese It! The Holiday Cheese Balls Are Rolling Out

Cheese It! The Holiday Cheese Balls Are Rolling Out
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We are invited by our good friend’s to join them and their family for Thanksgiving. And when I asked what contribution we could make to the dinner, MaryLou said “Cheese Ball for an appetizer.” Okay! Now which recipe do I want to make that will be tasty, but not too addictive. We’ll all want to
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21 November, 2016

Gobble Up This Turkey Apple Sausage

Gobble Up This Turkey Apple Sausage
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Before everyone is tired of turkey recipes, I wanted to share this one for an easy turkey sausage. The recipe uses ground turkey so not a recipe to use up Thanksgiving leftovers – sorry. I’m not a big fan of sausage unless it is Italian sausage. And normally I would not eat sausage for breakfast
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20 November, 2016

Spice It Up With A Little Italian…. Seasoning

Spice It Up With A Little Italian…. Seasoning
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  Italians are known for being a little spicy… in a manner of speaking. Does being a short Italian count in the phrase “spice it up with a little Italian”? Myself and a few other short Italians I know could qualify if that was the case. (Not that I’m naming names Cheri, Julia, and Tina)
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19 November, 2016

Pasta For Breakfast? Sure!

Pasta For Breakfast? Sure!
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Italians like to make sure nothing goes to waste in the fridge.  When it comes to cooking, we use ingredients in different and non-traditional ways at times. Take, for instance, pasta for breakfast. Growing up I didn’t think anything of it, after all, my uncle owned and operated a pasta factory. When his son was
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18 November, 2016

It Doesn’t Have To Be St. Patrick’s Day To Make Corned Beef – Hash That is

It Doesn’t Have To Be St. Patrick’s Day To Make Corned Beef – Hash That is
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Corned beef was on sale at the market and it’s November! I had to buy one. The freezer is full (shocker) and since we’re approximately 4 months away from St. Patrick’s Day I had to figure out a way to use this corned beef now. Well, yes, I could have cooked it up for a
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17 November, 2016

Chili For a Chilly Day

Chili For a Chilly Day
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It’s chilly outside so let’s make some chili! A play on words for sure. Have you ever thought about how many words in the English language are pronounced exactly the same, maybe even spelled the same, but have totally different meanings? Here’s what I found on vocabulary.com: A homograph is a word that has the
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16 November, 2016

Cheeky Leeky Potato Soup

Cheeky Leeky Potato Soup
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After a solid week of making soups, you’d think we would be tired of them. Well, we had reached a saturation point last week because homemade soups usually make more servings than we can eat, so it’s soup for lunch and dinner some nights. And don’t get me started on breakfast soup – yes such a
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15 November, 2016

Honey I Ate The Butternut Squash…… With Cranberries And Feta

Honey I Ate The Butternut Squash…… With Cranberries And Feta
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Side dishes for meals and especially special holidays are like the step-child of the dinner. Everyone is focused on the turkey, ham, or roast, and the vegetable side dish is an afterthought. So trying to create a tasty side dish that can hold its own with the main dish or “star” of the meal has always
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14 November, 2016

Cloudy With a Chance of Meatballs

Cloudy With a Chance of Meatballs
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A recipe for success on a cold rainy day in Oregon: meatballs! And who knew there was a movie by the name of Cloudy With a Chance of Meatballs. The movie is about a scientist who is thought of as a failure until he invents a machine that can make food fall from the sky, meatballs
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