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Warm French Lentils

November 10, 2012
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It’s been a very productive Saturday even though it began a little on the rough side. I’ve been struggling with getting over a cold for the last few weeks and it morphed into an intense sinus headache when I woke up this morning. I ended up popping a bunch of new medicine so that CK […]

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Grilled Surprise Packages

June 22, 2010
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My grandfather, Edgar, passed away when I was in Kindergarten but even though that was 25 years ago I still have a host of lovely memories of the short time he and I spent together. I often fondly recall how he would let me sit on the kitchen counter while he mixed up a batch […]

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Vegetable Cheddar Soup

April 16, 2008

When I lived in Portland all by my little old self after college I used to make this very soup in a hand me down pot that I acquired from my mom. Speaking of the old neighborhood, some crazy fool tried to burn it down last week. I’m trying to comfort myself with the fact that […]

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Sage Rubbed Pork Chops with Warm Apple Slaw

October 8, 2007

When the leaves begin to fall and it’s dreary, dark, and damp outside sometimes we need a truly comforting meal to bring our thoughts and minds out of the impending winter doldrums. Ellie Krieger’s simplistic Sage Rubbed Pork Chops with Apple Slaw requires minimal kitchen efforts especially if you take advantage of the sacks of […]

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Rachael Ray’s Double Chicken Dumpling Soup

February 1, 2007

I find it fascinating that as much as I hate cutting and working with raw chicken breasts, I really enjoy making meatballs. Probably because it’s the one time that I actually enjoy getting messy and I have lots of good childhood memories of making meatballs with my mom. Although, since she dislikes touching raw meat […]

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Wine-Braised Chicken

January 5, 2007

Ever since I was a little girl I’ve always loved pouring over cookbooks, marveling at the gorgeous pictures, and wondering how each one would taste. I have vivid memories of leafing through a well worn edition of the Better Homes and Garden’s Cookbook at my grandmother’s house and I can’t express how excited I was […]

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Alton Brown’s Chicken Curry Pot Pie

November 12, 2006

Curry and I are becoming quite the “BFF’s.”  I suppose it was inevitable, what with my new found love for all things spicy.   This Chicken Curry Pot Pie came out of the oven warm, hearty, and creamy.  The veggies stayed crisp and the puff pastry melts in your mouth.  Oh boy do I love pastry […]

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