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Easter Brunch Americano

If you are hosting Easter Brunch, consider this departure from the usual Mimosa.  Martha Stewart featured this cocktail in her April issue and it is a winner!  I love the bitterness and vivid color of Campari. Martha’s recipe calls for … Continue reading

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Spicy Coconut Broth

This broth is a wonderful base for your favorite vegetables, meat, or seafood. You can mix and match the veggies you like.  Toss in a few shrimp or some shredded chicken and you’ve got an incredibly healthy and satisfying soup. … Continue reading

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Clams With Bacon And Pasta in White Wine Broth

The best thing about coming home from a trip to the beach is coming home with some clams to cook for dinner.  Be sure to have some crusty bread on hand for dunking.  Serves 4-6 1/2 lb. small pasta, such … Continue reading

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Asian Meatball Lettuce Wraps

These little wraps are a great way to get your kids to eat more leafy greens.  Use any ground meat that you like. 1 1/3 lb. ground beef, or chicken, or turkey, or pork, etc. 1 egg 3 T. hoisin … Continue reading

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Spicy Pork And Mustard Green Soup

I just finished eating this.  It was so good that I wanted to share it right away.  I am lazy lately and have been just cooking out of magazines instead of coming up with my own recipes.  So, sorry Blog … Continue reading

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Poached Cod with Tomato and Saffron

This is a wonderfully easy, quick, healthy dish that I adapted from Bon Appetit.  I doubled the recipe for eight people, and served 6 oz. portions instead of 5 oz. portions, which are harder to find.  Serve this with lots … Continue reading

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Holiday Leftover Recipe Roundup

You have a fridge full of leftovers.  If you are like me, you made extra food on purpose so there would be a fridge full of leftovers.  Don’t pass up the opportunity to make a batch of stock with your … Continue reading

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Peanut Butter Bon Bons for Kids, Rum Pecan Bon Bons for Grown Ups

  Here are two easy, quick, no-bake candies that make a bunch and please a crowd.  You can also make both of these vegan just by using a margarine like Earth Balance instead of butter. Peanut Butter Bon Bons have been … Continue reading

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Almond Apricot Amaretti

Amaretti are traditional Italian cookies made with almonds, sugar, and egg whites.  If you buy amaretti they are usually quite crispy and crunchy.  These amaretti are soft and chewy on the inside and a bit crisp around the edges.  In … Continue reading

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Skillet Apple Cake

A quick and easy cake that’s perfect for an afternoon snack with a cup of tea.  Dress it up for dessert with a little vanilla ice cream. 10 T. butter, divided 2 large apples, such as granny smith, cored and … Continue reading

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