3 January, 2017

Handy Dandy Tips & Resources

Handy Dandy Tips & Resources
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Every once in a while I have to remind myself that I don’t know it all. Well, like every day! And so I look to others for their brilliance and knowledge of topics, recipes, and general musings about life that I want to know more about. Here are a few I’d like to share with
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28 December, 2016

I Made A Pasta Mistake And Turned It Into Dog Bones

I Made A Pasta Mistake And Turned It Into Dog Bones
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To make a statement like “I made a pasta mistake and turned it into dog bones”  you probably think I’ve been hitting the egg nog a bit hard. That might be true…. it was Bloody Mary’s actually and I had to finish the batch because I needed the space in the fridge. Good enough excuse?
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24 December, 2016

Merry Christmas and Happy Holidays

Merry Christmas and Happy Holidays
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Happy holidays and thank you for following the musings of my food blog. It’s been a lifesaver for me to have this project and a joy to share it with friends. Here is my Christmas message for you: This special time of year brings joy and/or sadness to people with memories of years past and
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17 December, 2016

Chicken Stock For The Soul

Chicken Stock For The Soul
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So many recipes I make use chicken stock or broth somewhere in the mix of ingredients. People shy away from making it from scratch because they think it is too difficult, when it’s really just the opposite – very easy.  After we have eaten a whole chicken (usually from Costco – their rotisserie chickens have a
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12 December, 2016

Gingerbread Men Made With Small Hands And Love

Gingerbread Men Made With Small Hands And Love
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There’s nothing better than making cookies around Christmas time. And children just add a magical spirit to the experience. Since all of our family lives in different states, we are fortunate to have “bonus” grandkids grace our doorstep occasionally. We have so much fun together! Today’s activities included making gifts for teachers, Christmas decorations, and gingerbread cookies
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7 December, 2016

Will The Real Balsamic Vinegar Please Stand Up

Will The Real Balsamic Vinegar Please Stand Up
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You have to be pretty old to remember the TV game shows like “What’s My Line,” “To Tell The Truth,” and “I’ve Got a Secret.”  The general format for these shows was that a panel of celebrities would try to guess which one of the guest panelists was telling the truth about their occupation, some
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6 December, 2016

Flour Tortillas – Ole!

Flour Tortillas – Ole!
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My culinary expertise is clearly in Italian and American foods, but occasionally I venture out of my comfort zone and try something new. We had leftover rotisserie chicken (meal 3 or 4 from a Costco whole chicken) and thought a nice simple chicken burrito would be good for dinner. I’ve been wanting to make homemade
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12 November, 2016

A Dumpling By Any Other Name is…. A Dumpling

A Dumpling By Any Other Name is…. A Dumpling
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There actually are a lot of names for dumplings. Wikipedia has extensive information on dumplings, variations and origins. Typically boiled in a soup, stew, or sauce, the origin of dumplings goes back hundreds of years and spans the globe from Asia to Africa, to European and Scandinavian cuisines.  Back in the day, when I was working full-time,
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4 November, 2016

Soup-er Mix Vegetable Bouillion

Soup-er Mix Vegetable Bouillion
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To add to my week of Soup-er meals, I thought I would change it up a bit and post a bouillon recipe. I’ve enjoyed having my own chicken and turkey stock on hand to make soups, gravies, or add to stews, etc. However, I’ve never made my own vegetable bouillon, so I’m game to give it a try.
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9 October, 2016

A Few Favorite Things

A Few Favorite Things
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I love learning what brings joy to others lives. Whether it is music, art, books, movies, food, it doesn’t matter. This sharing of favorite things from others introduces me to new experiences and perhaps new interests and passions. I want to share just a few of my favorite websites and blogs (in no particular order). This is
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