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Roasted Fall Vegetables: Have treats for dinner

Jennie Geisler

   October 30, 2014 4:31 pm    0

If you’re  having trouble getting into the fall spirit, I feel for you, but it’s time to get on the stick. With Halloween and all, you have to accept that it’s here and the holiday season has begun. But calm down. That doesn’t mean you have to go all pie and cookies and candy all…


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Vegetarian Lasagna will kill Halloween — tonight at least

Take a break from Halloween tonight with's Vegetarian Lasagna.

   October 29, 2014 2:56 pm    0

Who else is sick of Halloween recipes? Yeah, me too. Maybe it’s an occupational hazard, but as much as I’ll enjoy the activities on Friday, food wise I’ve moved on. I was looking for cranberry recipes this morning, darnit, and If I see another Mummy Dog made with crescent rolls, my eyes will roll out of…


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Dinner in 20: Thai Noodle Salad provides the perfect antidote to my fall flavor overload.

   October 28, 2014 12:09 pm    0

It’s official. I need a break from pumpkin (she types, munching on vanilla wafers and pumpkin dip, recipe coming Friday in Weekend). I can’t take anymore cinnamon. Sugar, take a hike. Yes, I love fall flavors, but I can overdo it — I found, like, this morning. I put pumpkin spice creamer in my coffee,…


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Pumpkin Waffles with Apple Cider Syrup

I could not leave this recipe from on the cutting room floor.

   October 27, 2014 2:40 pm    0

I know, I know. We just did breakfast Friday. In an ordinary week, I wouldn’t do this. I’d set this gem aside, look for a tasty regular meal and never get back to it. But it’s not an ordinary week. It’s a most extraordinary week, ending with a bang on All Hallow’s Eve, the best excuse…


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Baked French Toast will make my Saturday has presented me with something to look forward to on a slow Saturday morning.

   October 24, 2014 11:10 am    0

I savor Saturday mornings when nothing’s going on. It doesn’t happen every week, obviously. Stuff comes up. But tomorrow, I plan to be in the recliner under a blanket, sipping a cup of coffee, waiting for Baked French Toast with Pecan Crumble. There’s no need, of course. I can just have a bowl of oatmeal…


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Book drawing gives us a luscious Chicken Roulade

Sharing Morocco

   October 23, 2014 12:46 pm    0

Thanks to everyone who entered the drawing for “Vegan Without Borders.” The winner is Michele Milne. I’ll pop it in the mail today. I have a copy to give away of “Sharing Morocco: Exotic Flavors from My Kitchen to Yours,” by Ruth Barnes, a.k.a. The Petite Gourmande. (To enter the drawing, send an e-mail to…


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Complex Minestrone slays the vegetable dragon

This minestrone, from,  is going to help me in my battle against my vegetable demons.

   October 22, 2014 11:21 am    0

I know this isn’t sexy, but I need to eat more vegetables and less red meat. That’s all there is to it. The fact is, I’m not alone. I’m American. Our diet is killing us. You want to know what is sexy? An incredible dinner recipe that will take care of three or four servings…


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Fish stew delights in minutes

This fish stew from looks like a weeknight winner to me.

   October 21, 2014 2:52 pm    3

I never think about fish. The main reason is you can’t get it fresh in Conneaut, Ohio, and I’m leery of frozen — as well as driving a fur piece into Erie for it. If I do, I splurge on fresh salmon, but that’s simply not sustainable. Every time I do make the effort to…


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Pumpkin Spice Bundt Cake, Bread prey on my mind

Pumpkin Spice Cake with Buttermilk Icing from prayed on my mind until I made it.

   October 20, 2014 1:44 pm    0

I. Can’t. Stop. Baking. First, there was that Apple Spice Cake for my column. Then this Pumpkin Spice Bundt Cake with Buttermilk Icing just for the heck of it. Then, this past weekend, I succumbed to making Pumpkin Spice Bread and brought a loaf of it into work today. It’s on the counter behind my head, taunting…


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Fill your tank with Sausage, Bean & Pasta Stew

This Food Network recipe for slow cooker sausage bean and pasta stew made for a cheap date, but tasteful.

   October 15, 2014 3:40 pm    1

Gas is cheap these days. At least in Ohio. And if you call $2.99 cheap. What’s not cheap? Filling my tummy with fuel. Seems even a pork shoulder costs an arm and a leg lately. (Sorry. Halloween humor.) For Sausage, Bean & Pasta Stew, though, I got out of the store for less than $20….


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