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Lasagne

There are some foods that instantly bring joy and depression. The thought of consuming a wonderful piece of pasta, sauce, cheese and magic balanced by the overwhelming amount of work to create that moment is the catch-22 of Lasagne.  One … Continue reading

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Pink Grapefruit Salad

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This is a quick, simple, and light lunch salad. I was concerned at first because I didn’t want to eat any fats in my dressing today, but the flavor was perfect without them. When the husband ate his bowl in … Continue reading

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Valentine Baking

Baking, like math, is a science. When I’d sit down to take a math test, I’d do my best, turn it in, like tucking a cake in the oven, and think, “That went well.”  I was always surprised when it … Continue reading

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Comfort Food: Guacamole

When I make guacamole, I hardly think about it at all.  I wander around the kitchen picking up the ingredients and mashing them into a bowl until a little mound of green goodness appears.  It’s not always that easy though. … Continue reading

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Black Eyed Pea and Turkey Soup with Cornbread

My mother would say this is a good recipe to cook up at New Years.  In the south, Black Eyed Peas are typically eaten for good luck at the beginning of a new year.  I don’t recall ever being at my … Continue reading

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Turkey Day in February

Like most American mothers, I cook turkey once a year. One of those years I cooked it twice, in order to test recipes before the big day. I quartered the bird and prepped it four different ways. The munchkins thought they … Continue reading

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Quiche with Proscuitto

Few of my cookbooks carry a quiche recipe and it had been years since I’d made one on my own.  The munchkins love them though and with enough extra ingredients I can love them too.  During pregnancy eggs disagreed with … Continue reading

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