Book-drawing Wednesday

   February 29, 2012 10:51 am    2

Welcome to book-drawing Wednesday, when I give away cookbooks I don’t have space to store. This week’s drawing was for “Salad for Dinner,” by Tasha De Serio. The book goes to Shellie Specter and I’ll pop it in the mail today. If you are not Shellie Specter, then feel free to enter the drawing for…


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Chicken Tortilla Soup new Hutchison classic

   February 27, 2012 12:54 pm    0

It was a loosely scheduled Saturday. We’re between swimming lessons, my parents were out of town, nothing else scheduled. It, frankly, felt pretty good. About noon I started thinking about dinner, hoping for a slow-cooker thing I didn’t have to worry about all day. I had two choices, Slow-cooker Chicken Tortilla Soup and, well, something…


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Book drawing, finally

   February 24, 2012 2:59 pm    0

OK, I’ll be upfront and honest about this. The reason the book drawing post didn’t show up Wednesday is that I forgot. I found a recipe I wanted to share and posted it and didn’t think about the drawing until later. Then I promised Thursday. The same thing happened. So here it is Friday, and…


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Lemon, Parsley & Parmesan: Oh my!

   February 23, 2012 3:32 pm    0

Sick of meatless Lenten recipes yet? Need something to eat the other six night a week? Me too. But this is not that. This is meatless, yes, but it needs to be made not on Friday, as in tomorrow, but tonight. Well, maybe. I actually have to remake Spelt Ribbon Pasta with Feta for Loaves…


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Seeking grandparents, grandkids, and optimists

   February 22, 2012 12:55 pm    2

Everyone had grandparents at some point. They can be a wealth of information, wisdom and history. I’m writing a story about the value of talking to our grandparents before we lose them, and the value of doing so. I’d love to hear from people who have done this, what they’ve learned, as well as people…


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Wendy’s chili copycat recipe

   February 22, 2012 10:15 am    3

I’m embarrassed at how often I eat fast food. I don’t really like burgers and fries, but I’m at McDonald’s all the time getting a Southwest Salad, Egg McMuffins, Snack Wraps; Burger King for oatmeal (Yes, it’s surprisingly tasty), Subway for Cold Cut Trios, and Wendy’s for chili. Considering my job, I guess I should…


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Movie popcorn for pennies

   February 21, 2012 11:52 am    0

Popcorn is serious business at my house. It has been ever since a dear friend gave us a “Whirley Pop” as a wedding gift. It’s a pot you put on the stove with oil and popcorn and it has a turn crank that keeps the kernels moving until they pop. The whole process takes three…


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Super-fast Tilapia in Mustard Cream Sauce

   February 17, 2012 1:18 pm    0

It’s going to be one of those nights in my house. Everybody will get home at the same time. Everyone will be hungry and want something different for dinner. My kitchen will get crowded with a husband making salad, my son asking me “What is there?”, while I grab anything in sight to eat while…


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Slow-Cooker Sweet-And-Spicy Chicken

   February 16, 2012 1:46 pm    4

So I’m slogging through recipes, “No, just did that,” “No, takes too long,” “No, who’s going to make that?” “No, that looks gross.” And then I screach to a halt. Don’t know if you ever get it, but that little Martha Stewart mag Everyday Food is pretty good in March. I’ve set aside a few…


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Book-drawing Wednesday, and Corn Fritters

   February 15, 2012 2:15 pm    0

Thanks to everyone who entered the drawing for “Rush-Hour Recipes,” from Gooseberry Patch. The winner is Carla Gutting. I’ll pop it in the mail today. If you are not Carla Gutting, you are free to enter the drawing for a copy of "Loukoumi's Celebrity Cookbook," by Nick Katsoris. Thought it would be fun to do…


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