20 July, 2018

The Fast And The Fabulous Vegetable Slaw Salad

The Fast And The Fabulous Vegetable Slaw Salad
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Do you ever wonder what to do with the vegetables that are left after serving a vegetable platter? I hosted book club last month and after everyone left I had a few veggies that needed to be repurposed for another meal so I had to think of something. What I realized, is using the ingredients
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11 May, 2018

It’s All About The “Garlic” Alfredo Sauce – Try It, You’ll Like It

It’s All About The “Garlic” Alfredo Sauce – Try It, You’ll Like It
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Alfredo sauce has intimidated cooks for years. In the Southern regions of Italy where my family originates, it is not used much because they tend to use the tomato based sauces. The white sauces are typically used more in the Northern regions of Italy. So Alfredo sauce was not something that was cooked in our
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19 August, 2017

Lazy Summer Days – Broccoli Salad

Lazy Summer Days – Broccoli Salad
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As much as I love cooking and creating meals if I had to, I could live on salads in the summer and soups/stews in the winter. So it’s summer, and you guessed it, I made another salad. And for those traditionalists, salad doesn’t have to include “lettuce.”  Last year we grew broccoli in our garden
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22 May, 2017

It’s Not Coleslaw, It’s “BroCauli” Slaw

It’s Not Coleslaw, It’s “BroCauli” Slaw
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Germany, Sweden, Italy, Russia, the US, and several other countries have their own traditional ingredients, seasonings, and dressing/sauce for coleslaw. According to The Joy of Cooking (1997), raw cabbage is the only entirely consistent ingredient. Unfortunately for my hubby, I don’t like traditional coleslaw so I rarely make it from scratch. The problem is that I
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11 November, 2016

Which Came First, The Vegetable or The Egg…. For Breakfast?

Which Came First, The Vegetable or The Egg…. For Breakfast?
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Tired of the same-o-same-o breakfast? Here’s a tasty option for you! It seems like I often have a small bit of vegetable needing to be cooked. Maybe not enough to make a full recipe of “something” but just the right amount to add to a nutritious breakfast. It could be zucchini, or broccoli, or, tomatoes,
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3 October, 2016

End of Summer Salad

End of Summer Salad
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The freshly grown fruits and vegetables of summer are almost gone. It is October after all. So what do you do with the garden dregs this time of the year? A few leftover cucumbers, tomatoes, celery….. I love salads and eat them almost daily. A nice “end of harvest” salad is what I made for
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