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Food on Friday – Kielbasa Kale Tortellini Soup

The other night we were running late and the meal I was planning was derailed after I realized that Chip had used the potatoes I needed in the potato leek soup he made the night before.  (Can I just say … Continue reading

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Food on Friday – Avocado-Mango Salsa

Scallops were on sale last week so Chip came home from shopping with both a pound of scallops and a pound of shrimp.  Next was to find a recipe that would use both.  Nothing in the cookbooks so I did my … Continue reading

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Food on Friday – Bread-making 101

So here we are, back to my hippie cooking lessons from when I lived on the self-sufficient organic farm in my hippie youth. 🙂 Bread, I learned, requires only 3 ingredients- flour, water and yeast.  All the rest is extra.  … Continue reading

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Food on Friday – Stone Soup – Split Pea Style

I am an old hippie – and while a lot of my cooking and baking skills were learned from my Grandmother and Mother, my most basic and useful skills were learned while living on a self-sufficient farm in the Black … Continue reading

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Food On Friday – Swedish Nut Cake

Super Easy.  Super Quick.  Super Delicious. You only need to have on hand a few things that are a little out of the ordinary in your pantry – crushed pineapple, cherries and cream cheese – and you can make a … Continue reading

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Food On Friday – Puffed Apple Pancake

One of the traditions in our house is that we always have a special breakfast on Christmas morning.  I try to find a recipe for something we haven’t had before or that we haven’t had in a long while.  This … Continue reading

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Food on Friday – Lasagna

So last week I showed you how we make our Sauce and Meatballs.  This week I am going to show you how we put them to use in our Lasagna.  This post is going to talk about a few different … Continue reading

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Food on Friday – Mom’s Sauce and Meatballs – YUM!

I am not Italian.  My Mom is not Italian – but she always wanted to be – so she married an Italian and learned how to make Italian spaghetti sauce from her mother-in-law and passed it on to the rest … Continue reading

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Food on Friday – Aunt Fran’s Chocolate Cake

There are some things that you taste that just taste of childhood.  The taste is so familiar – so a part of your life that it defines a part of it.  One of those tastes for me is the taste … Continue reading

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Food on Friday – Pierogies

Okay, I know I promised this a long time ago, but as we know, life got in the way of recent blogging timeliness – so better late than never. Our Easter dinners are decidedly Polish.  Every year we would search out … Continue reading

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