Author Archives: Jody

Hearty Minestrone

This hearty minestrone isn’t authentic but it is very good. There is a fair amount of chopping involved but actual at the stove cooking time is fairly short. This pot of soup went from pantry/fridge to table in just over … Continue reading

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Shrimp and Bacon Salad

I made this salad to surprise my husband last week. He loved it and ate nearly the entire salad himself. I would suggest doubling the recipe if you are feeding more than 2 people unless you’re planning on having this … Continue reading

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Creamy Balsamic Dressing

This dressing is so simple. I often make it when we want something a little creamy on our salads instead of our usual vinaigrette.  It’s not super creamy like bottled creamy dressings but it does have some body to it.  … Continue reading

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No Mayo Cabbage Salad

When I was a kid, I hated cabbage salad. Really hated it. I’m not a fan of mayo and to me, cabbage salad may as well have been called mayo salad. I thought it was wet and kinda slimy and … Continue reading

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Warm Tortellini and Tomato Salad

Recently I’ve been doing my best to make dinners that will double well as lunch the next day. As I was preparing this warm salad, I had a feeling it would be super tasty the night we were eating it … 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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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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