Spicy Noodles with Pork

January 18, 2018 Featured Recipe


This gets a Four Star rating from my kids — i.e. each of them like this dinner. With 100% approval rating from the kids, that means there is less angst when I’m making it. And, because it takes about 10 minutes to prep and 20 minutes to cook, I’m not spending too much time in […]

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Breakfast Resolutions

January 17, 2018 Blog


I do this every year. I make my resolutions and then don’t follow through with them. This time around, I’ve scaled back my resolutions, and plan to focus on making small changes so I can feel accomplished. One resolution that remains on my list is to mix things up at breakfast time. It gets our […]

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Chicken Soup with Fennel, Chickpeas, and Chard

January 17, 2018 Featured Recipe


  This simple but luscious soup has all the basic elements of minestrone: broth, beans, and veggies. If you can find it, erbette chard is delicious to use. It’s sweet and nutty flavor adds a silky texture when cooked. You can even substituted curly kale. 1 large bunch of green chard (about 13 ounces) 2 […]

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Baked Doughnuts Three Ways

January 15, 2018 Desserts


      This old-fashioned cake doughnut recipe from King Arthur Flour changes from the traditional deep-fried version to baked-in-the-oven version. Use a doughnut pan to easily create this recipe, which gives you the choice to top with toasted coconut, cinnamon, or powdered-sugar chocolate chip.         1/4 cup butter 1/4 cup vegetable […]

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Berry, Banana & Oatmeal Smoothie

January 6, 2018 Beverages


Start your day off on a tasty — and healthy – note with this delicious and filling smoothie. Use whichever type of berries you have in your kitchen — strawberry, blueberry or raspberry! 1 cup coconut milk (or other milk) 3/4 to 1 cup of small berries; 5-10 strawberries 1 large frozen banana, cut in […]

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Sweet Toasted Pecans

December 22, 2017 Appetizers

A delicious treat for the holidays.

This quick and easy recipe will be a hit with family and friends. WARNING: The are addictive! 1 egg white 1 Tbsp water 1 lb pecans 3/4 cup sugar 1 tsp cinnamon 1 tsp salt Preheat oven to 250 degrees F. In a bowl, beat the egg white with water until frothy. Add pecans and […]

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Mincemeat Pie

December 18, 2017 Desserts


In Britain, the Mince Pie is a miniature pie that is typically made with a mixture of dried fruits, nuts, apples, suet, spices, lemon juice vinegar and brandy. Here, our tradition is to make it larger — and Grandma Gorman always made the mincemeat pie for us during holiday season — without the ‘meat.’ I […]

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December 18, 2017 Main Meals


Quick, easy and delicious crowd pleaser! That’s what you’ll get when you make enchiladas. We typically make them with chicken, but can certainly made using beef, pork, or only vegetables. We often use the a store bought enchilada sauce from Whole Foods, but we also enjoy a homemade sauce that it really easy to make. […]

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Chocolate Truffles

December 17, 2017 Candy/Confections

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A great hostess gift for the holidays, but be sure to make a double batch, you’ll want some around your house to nibble on. 1/3 cup heavy whipping cream 2 cups double chocolate chips 6 tbsp unsalted butter, cut into small pieces Coating: 1/3 cup unsweetened cocoa or shredded coconut.   Bring the cream to […]

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Magic Carpet Cookies

December 15, 2017 Christmas


My brother and I would eat these as fast as Mom could make them. Magic Carpet Cookies continue to be a favorite holiday tradition for us, several decades later!   1 cup soft butter ½ cup sugar 1 egg 3 tsp. almond or vanilla flavoring 2 ½ cups flour ½ tsp. baking powder ½ tsp. […]

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