Squish that squash

   July 30, 2012 3:45 pm    0

Well, I don’t really want you to “squish” it. I just like that word. Anyway, the issue at hand is four yellow squash sitting atop my toaster oven. Waiting. Waiting for me to get my butt in gear. Waiting to be appreciated, enjoyed and consumed. Not unlike ourselves, come to think of it. Wow. Sorry…


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Guacamole, ETN tested, friends approved

   July 27, 2012 4:16 pm    0

Some of my Loaves & Dishes recipes just stick in my head. Tomato Basil Pie, Sausage and Barley Soup, Blueberry Cheesecake Yum, I could go on. We had a fiesta of sorts in the office today, with a taco bar complete with guacamole. I’d forgotten how much I love guacamole. Avocados are hot, hot, hot…


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Blueberry Whole-Wheat ‘Nuffins

   July 26, 2012 2:37 pm    0

I hate muffins, but not like in the same way that I would say I hate Brussels sprouts. I hate muffins because they’re so cute and innocent and sweet that I really want them. But there’s practically no way to make a muffin worth its cost in Weight Watchers Points. No matter how much applesauce…


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Book Drawing Wednesday and firecracker rub

   July 25, 2012 3:44 pm    0

Thanks to everyone who entered the drawing for “Fine Cooking: Comfort Food.” The winner is Pamela B. Roberts. I’ll pop it in the mail today. If you are not Pamela B. Roberts, you are eligible to enter the drawing for “The Complete Idiot’s Guide to Smoking Foods,” by Ted Reader. To enter, send an e-mail…


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Happy Tequila Day. Eat some chicken.

   July 24, 2012 10:17 am    0

Several lifetimes ago, I worked at an Applebee’s as a server. I made more there than at my “real” job editing a weekly paper. (Which meant doing everything but deliver the darned thing.) To this day, I can’t go into an Applebee’s without stressing out. The best thing about the job, other than the cash,…


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I’m going bananas. Want to come?

   July 23, 2012 12:41 pm    0

Today’s “recipe” is so simple, I’m almost embarrassed. But its potential addition to my life cannot be be overstated. Weight Watchers taught me years ago to simply stay away from my “red-light foods,” or foods around which I can’t control myself. I sort of follow that rule. As in avoiding-everything-except-my-own-chocolate-chip-cookies rule. My real problem, though,…


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Caramelized-Onion and Gorgonzola Grilled Pizza

   July 20, 2012 11:45 am    0

Just reading the recipe name “Caramelized-Onion and Gorgonzola Grilled Pizza” makes me shudder with anticipation. You might knit your brow when confronted with the concept of grilled pizza, but it’s not only possible, but delicious — and FAST. If you make it, be warned that grilled pizza is kind of like a stir fry in…


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Double header: Pesto Pasta Salad and Curried Corn

   July 19, 2012 4:09 pm    0

Writing my blog when I’m hungry is kind of a bad idea. Everything looks good, and I spend minutes upon minutes deciding which thing looks better. I finally just decided to include both of these recipes from The Daily Meal, since one of the wonders of the Internet is that there’s virtually unlimited space. I…


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Book-drawing Wednesday and Shells With Gorgonzola

   July 18, 2012 10:10 am    0

Thanks to everyone who entered the drawing for “Fine Cooking Italian.” The winner is Jill C. Luden. I’ll pop it in the mail today. If you are not Jill C. Luden, you are eligible to enter the drawing for “Fine Cooking Comfort Food: 200 Delicious Recipes for Soul-Warming Meals.” It’s another keeper from the people…


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Zucchini Soup gives squash a good name

   July 17, 2012 10:30 am    0

I don’t understand the vitriol with which people assault innocent zucchini. Maybe it’s just so common to complain about it that its arrival presents us a rare chance to rail against vegetables without feeling guilty. Yes, it’s prolific and it’s hard to figure out what to do with it all. But it’s so versatile, its…


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