Monthly Archives: December 2010

Happy New Year!

Growing up, my new year traditions were watching the rose parade in my jammies and reading books I got for christmas. As a young adult, they involved nursing my hangover and avoiding my mom’s black eyes peas. We haven’t established … Continue reading

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Spicy Ravioli Soup with Pesto

We had a mild snafu in our house this Christmas and our planned dinner had to be postponed until Boxing Day. Every shop in town was closed for the holiday (as they should be!) so we had to rely solely … Continue reading

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Farmhouse Dressing

My brother passed this dressing along to me and it is unbelievably tasty.  I can’t say where he came across the recipe for this amazing dressing but I can tell you it’s definitely worth a try. Use a good quality … Continue reading

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Curried Carrot Salad

This a super easy, relatively healthful salad that my toddler loves. It comes together in about 5 minutes, including making the dressing. I suppose you could make this with raisins, but I never would because, well, I hate them. Curried … Continue reading

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Yogurt Curry Dressing

This is so simple that I hesitated to even post it, but it is delicious, so it would be a shame not to share. It is a great dressing for grilled vegetable salad, potato salad, carrots and can be used … Continue reading

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Beef and Bean Chili

For most of my adult life I’ve wanted to make a chili that I really liked. I’ve made pot after pot of chili that is totally unremarkable. So unremarkable in fact that last week when I said I was (yet … Continue reading

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Dumpling Soup

It doesn’t get any more basic than this. Well, unless you just warm up stock and drink it. I always crave this simple soup when I’m feeling under the weather. My mom used to make something similar when I was … Continue reading

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Beef Stew

This is the beef stew that my mom always made when my brother and I were growing up. I’ve tried other recipes from time to time but I prefer this one to all of them. It does take some time … Continue reading

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Taco Soup

Taco Soup is a Texas thing. I am decidedly not Texan, but this is my version of the soup, which is really a taco-ish chili. It is based off of this one, but I made some adjustments, mainly to suit … Continue reading

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No Chop Soup

I’ve been living out of a hotel room for nearly three weeks. Today, both my husband and I were craving home food instead of hitting up the kebab place that we’ve been eating at pretty much every day.  It was … Continue reading

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