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Christmas Cooking

I have a canker sore on my tongue which is putting a damper on my desire to cook or eat this Christmas but I felt like I really should at least make one batch of Christmas cookies to have on … Continue reading

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Happy Sunday

This weekend I had a great time knitting while listening to a podcast I bumped into called Craftlit.  I listened to the entire book of Turn of the Screw through her podcast, and have now started on Tale of Two … Continue reading

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This Sounds Good!

This sounds good!   Shrimp and Asparagus Fettucini We end up doing a lot of simple throw-together pasta dishes, especially as the weather warms up, and I’ve been on a shrimp kick and an asparagus kick lately.  (Roasted asparagus….YUM!) This also … Continue reading

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A Second Christmas Dinner

A few days after Christmas we had the honor of having all three sons here for dinner plus one son’s girlfriend.  Although we had the same crew the night before, I was worn out and all I could pull together … Continue reading

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Bridge Night – Creamy Sausage Stew

We have begun to have a semi-regular get together to play bridge with our middle son and his sweetheart.  Bridge is pretty fun, actually, though we are all stumbling beginners at it. Last night I made a meal to go … Continue reading

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Bowtie, Zucchini & Herbs

This summery dinner dish from Pioneer Woman Cooks was a hit here:  http://thepioneerwoman.com/cooking/2008/07/farfalle-with-zucchini-a-yummy-summer-meal/ I made it with zucchini and summer squash from the store and plum tomatoes and herbs from my garden.

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Yummy Grilled Cheese Sandwich Recipe

Why do I post on my blog when I’ve cooked something the family likes?  Mainly so that I’ll remember to fix it again someday!  My poor family jokes that if something is delicious, inexpensive and easy to prepare, chances are … Continue reading

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Christmas Cake in July

I made this delicious cake yesterday.  The leftovers are even better today.  I need to make it next Christmas-time.  It’s from a cooking blog my son told me about:  Pioneer Woman Cooks.  Here’s the recipe. The blog author calls it … Continue reading

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Thai Green Curry

It’s Graduate’s Choice tonight so I’m revisiting this recipe in case I need to make it tonight. It’s one of his favorites. Green Thai Curry 1 can coconut milk, divided 1 t green Thai curry paste (to taste–a heaping teaspoon … Continue reading

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Chicken Fajitas for dinner

My family jokes that if something is delicious, inexpensive and easy to fix, chances are they’ll never see it on the menu  again.   This fajita dish could be all three, but bell peppers are pricey this time of year, especially … Continue reading

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Bread Fever

Ever since I bought a pizza stone on our last trip to Nashville, I have been eager to put it to use making bread. Recent guests on public radio’s The Splendid Table described the easy breadmaking process they wrote about … Continue reading

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If a thing is worth doing…

My two oldest children grew up and became connoisseurs of various things: young-man things like beer and movies and music and old-man things like wine and spirits and fine dining.  In fact, as they’ve settled into their mid-to-late 20’s, they’ve … Continue reading

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Would you like to see our wine list, Monsieur?

Coto de Imaz Rioja 2001 Reserva We had a glass of this Spanish wine with dinner at the Yellow Porch in Nashville and were so impressed with it that after dinner we picked up a bottle of it at the … Continue reading

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Dinner tonight – clam chowder and french bread

Tonight I made an old favorite, the Cooking for Engineers” version of clam chowder. To the recipe given at the site I added bacon and a tablespoon and a half of red wine vinegar. Extremely delicious.

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Pumpkin Cream Tart

The crust is particularly good on this pie, made of ground up gingersnaps and pecans. This is the pie I’m making for Thanksgiving dinner.  The recipe calls for it to be a tart, I made it as a pie last … Continue reading

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Whole Foods visit

We dropped Youngest off at the airport yesterday morning so he could hook up with his oldest brother for a couple of days.   With nine years difference in age and Oldest’s insane work schedule, they haven’t spent a lot … Continue reading

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Easy Sunday Supper

D18 and Scott are watching the final Yankees game; D18’s feeling kinda sick; and a light dinner seemed good.  I have all these tomatoes from my garden to use up.  Here’s the simple supper: A nice fresh loaf of Pepperidge … Continue reading

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Easy, Tasty Quiche

My mom tipped me off to this good recipe:  Savory Ham and Leek Quiche If you are a recipe snob, try not to be put off by the fact that it is on the Kraft foods site and calls for … Continue reading

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Summer Grilling — Bruschetta Chicken

Suddenly I’m in the mood for grilling.  Last night dinner was Grilled Basil Swordfish with Corn on the Cob.  Tonight dinner was Grilled Bruschetta Chicken and Skewered Grilled Zucchini and Onions.  (Looks more official with capitals, I think.) The chicken … Continue reading

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Dinner Tonight: Pasta with Cheese Sauce

I confess, what many people call, “Homemade Macaroni and Cheese,” I call “Pasta with Cheese”. Otherwise Youngest would probably not eat it. Macaroni and Cheese, to his palate, equals Kraft Mac n’ Cheese, and nothing that is named Macaroni and … Continue reading

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