Monthly Archives: February 2010

Pasta With Zesty Pecan Sauce

This recipe had great possibilities, but I think I screwed it up with my cluelessness on how much pasta to cook. Seriously, every time I make pasta, I either make too much or not enough. So I think I made … Continue reading

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Cream of Fresh Tomato Soup

I decided it was time again for tomato soup and grilled cheeses, one of my favorite meals. This soup, from the Barefoot Contessa, got really good reviews online, so I gave it a whirl. I used only 1 red onion … Continue reading

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(Vegetarian) Chicken with Tarragon Cream and Green Bean Rice Pilaf

I saw this recipe and thought it would be good with Quorn Cutlets subbed in for real chicken. And you know what? It was EXCELLENT! This took about 30 minutes to make, and everyone loved it. I made Liam some … Continue reading

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Burg’s Potato Salad

The first rule of Fight Club is read the recipe all the way through before you make it. I got this recipe from the great book I just read, “A Homemade Life- Stories and Recipes from My Kitchen Table” by … Continue reading

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Marilyn’s Mac and Cheese

Who doesn’t love Mac and Cheese? Well, my son, for one. In any case, this is a simple simple recipe with a lot of flavor! I couldn’t believe how flavorful it was with just a few ingredients! It’s magic, I … Continue reading

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Pumpkin Pecan Loaf

Being snowbound makes me want to bake. And eat. I wanted something bready and sweet, and I had already made banana bread earlier in the week. I came across this recipe in a magazine, in an ad for Crisco. This … Continue reading

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Fretwell (Italian Vegetable) Soup

I just finished reading a really great book: “A Homemade Life: Stories and Recipes from My Kitchen Table by Molly Wizenberg. Lately reading a whole book takes me a long time, but I read this book in 3 nights! I … Continue reading

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