7 Pumpkin Treats to Pump You Up for Autumn

September 7, 2015 Appetizers & Snacks

It’s coming and we can’t stop it…cooler night, shorter days, and crisp leaves under our feet. WAHHHHH! We could grump around and mourn the loss of summer all month long. But, I thought – this year – maybe we could try to make the best of it with 7 pumpkin treats to pump you up […]

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Creamy Corn and Potato Chowder

August 27, 2015 Chili/Soup/Stew

Purple potatoes. I saw them while browsing around the local farmer’s market yesterday and on the spot decided “That’s what for dinner.” But in exactly what way would they delight my palate? On the drive home I contemplated my options. Roasted alongside pork? Pan-fried with onion? Filling for a frittata? Nope, nothing seem to be […]

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7 Quick and Healthy Recipes for Busy People

March 29, 2015 Chili/Soup/Stew

If ‘busy’  is a disease, then I’ve got it bad. I try not to overload our lives. (Really, I do.) But it seems that the minute I push one low priority ‘thing’ to the curb, another more obviously important priority shows up at the door. With luggage. I know you get it. We’re ALL busy! […]

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Winter Kale and Sausage Soup

February 15, 2015 Chili/Soup/Stew

Winter, you vindictive beyatch. Overkill much? But it’s OK – at least this weather keeps me in the kitchen longer so I can come up with new recipes, like the Winter Kale and Sausage Soup I am gong to share with you. I actually don’t mind winter, and there are some things I actually love […]

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Chicken Bok Choy Soup with Scallion Pancakes

July 5, 2014 Chili/Soup/Stew

Soup in July? Sure, and it’s all compliments of Hurricane Arthur, the wettest of wet blankets, who doused 4th of July celebrations up and down the entire East Coast. While I don’t mind missing the fireworks, I am a little put out that this morning’s walk was rained out. I’m not good at long stretches […]

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Chicken Sausage, Spinach, and Barley Soup

April 1, 2014 Chili/Soup/Stew

It’s finally April 1st! Did you torture your kids with tricks today? Grease the doorknobs, booby-trap the kitchen faucet, or tell them they had a snow day? Though I’ve abstained from all of that so far (I hate to see tears before school), last night I was beginning to think someone was starting April Fool’s Day […]

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Saint Patrick’s Day Recipe Round-up

March 16, 2014 Appetizers & Snacks

Saint Patrick’s Day is coming. Quick, what are you making? I don’t even know myself. Maybe a Saint Patrick’s Day recipe from the round-up below will do it. It doesn’t have to be complicated, like this incredible rainbow layer cake. I’m still in awe of my friend who made it, and always wonder what she’ll do […]

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15 Healthy Homemade Soups for National Soup Month

January 12, 2014 Chili/Soup/Stew

It’s January and it’s cold and wet and windy. That’s not news. What IS news is the fact that it is also National Soup Month. Wouldn’t it be nice to wrap  your freezing hands around a big bowl of hearty, warm goodness? I’ve got 15 healthy homemade soups for you to try here, so don’t you […]

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Irish Potato Leek Soup

January 8, 2014 Chili/Soup/Stew

Irish Potato Leek Soup? I don’t often characterize a recipe by its country of origin. It’s hard to peg a dish as being from this country, or that one. Traditional foods we enjoy regularly – think ratatouille, roast chicken, or potato salad – have been influenced and morphed by so many cultures, it’s hard to pin it on just one country. Of course, […]

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Five Fab Recipes with 5 Ingredients or Less

December 12, 2013 Appetizers & Snacks

If you’re a parent, I’ll bet you’d never call your life simple. Spare time – what’s that? It’s an oxymoron, a joke, a farce if you ask me. There is no such thing when you are coordinating the lives and well-being of your offspring. While I would never wish my kids away, I do crave […]

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