10 January, 2017

Not Green Eggs & Ham …. It’s White Beans & Ham…. Soup

Not Green Eggs & Ham …. It’s White Beans & Ham…. Soup
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You might know about the famous Dr. Seuss books if you’ve been around children under the age of 10 or grew up when his books started becoming popular. I avoided making ham and eggs for years while the kids were growing up all because of Dr. Seuss. After reading the book Green Eggs and Ham to
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9 January, 2017

There’s Nothing Magic About This Ham & Cheese Omelet – Except The Flavor!

There’s Nothing Magic About This Ham & Cheese Omelet – Except The Flavor!
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  Do you ever have a few surplus, excess, or unused food items in the fridge you’d like to consume? Well, this recipe will help you accomplish that.  Here’s what I wanted to use up – leftover ham from last night’s dinner, cheese chunks from a deli tray, green onions, and avocado sauce from the salmon roll dinner.
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8 January, 2017

The Fennel Fell In Love With An Orange

The Fennel Fell In Love With An Orange
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Italians have had a love affair with fennel (finocchio) dating back to before the 17th century, when they served it at the end of a meal sprinkled with salt (believed to aid in digestion).  Other people have a love/hate relationship with fennel — I think because it can have a strong flavor. It is sometimes
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7 January, 2017

It’s Oatmeal Cookie Time, It’s Oatmeal Cookie TIme…..

It’s Oatmeal Cookie Time, It’s Oatmeal Cookie TIme…..
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There comes a time in everyone’s life when they crave something that can ease pain or alleviate feelings of stress and bring a little comfort. It could be a hug, a smile, a newly blossomed flower, the laughter of a child, or food. Whatever it is for you, every once in a while we need
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6 January, 2017

I Wanted To Cook A Few Vegetables, Wait For It……

I Wanted To Cook A Few Vegetables, Wait For It……
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Roasted vegetables are a popular dish any time of year. It’s as easy as cutting up vegetables, sprinkling with salt and pepper, and drizzling a little olive oil. I had some broccoli and zucchini to cook and I wanted to try something new. I have also been on a quest to find vegetables we don’t
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5 January, 2017

Feel Like You’re Swimming Upstream? Just Salmon Roll With It

Feel Like You’re Swimming Upstream? Just Salmon Roll With It
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  Do you ever have one of those days where you feel like you are swimming upstream all…..day…..long? Well, today was one of those days for me in the kitchen. It really wasn’t a terribly challenging day, just …. well, let me explain.  I’ve been wanting to make this recipe for weeks. I purchased the salmon
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4 January, 2017

Pease Porridge Hot – Soup

Pease Porridge Hot – Soup
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People of a certain age may remember this childhood rhyme. The name refers to a type of porridge made from peas, or pease pudding, also known as pease pottage in “Middle English.”  (“Pease” was treated as a mass noun, similar to “oatmeal.”) Pease porridge hot, pease porridge cold, Pease porridge in the pot, nine days old; Some
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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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1 January, 2017

Lentil Soup For Luck In The New Year

Lentil Soup For Luck In The New Year
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  Lentils have been part of the human diets for thousands of years, being one of the first crops in the Near East. According to Wikipedia, archeological evidence shows they were eaten 9,500 to 13,000 years ago. My brain can’t even imagine how long ago that was, but that may  be from partying last night…. So many cultures
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31 December, 2016

Cinnamon Rolls To Start The New Year

Cinnamon Rolls To Start The New Year
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  In Italy, food plays an important part of observing the New Year – can I get a “duh”? The customs vary from region to region but some of the major items never change. Sweet bread or cake is served in most parts of Italy. This food item symbolizes prosperity and hope for New Year. Lentils are
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30 December, 2016

Let’s Get The Party Started!

Let’s Get The Party Started!
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Ready to ring in the New Year? No matter what your activities may be, joining others to party the night away or staying home catching up on Netflix movies, antipasti is a good choice.  This version of antipasti is an easy appetizer that requires more skill in decorating a plate than cooking. Whether you lay out meats and
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29 December, 2016

Rolling, Rolling, Rolling…..Lasagna Rolls

Rolling, Rolling, Rolling…..Lasagna Rolls
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Yesterday when my pasta making efforts went astray (see dog bone pasta) I was a bit flummoxed. At this point in my life, I thought I was a fairly good maker of pasta, but as we all know, everyone has cooking mishaps from time to time. When I decide to make fresh pasta, it’s always a
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