Monthly Archives: October 2011

Cham’s Apple Cake

Every year for Thanksgiving, we travel 3 hours down to Raleigh, NC to visit one set of my in-laws. I am always given the task of bringing one of two desserts (Toby’s stepsister brings the other one). Let me preface … Continue reading

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Spinach, Pasta, and Pea Soup

After one spoonful of this soup, Toby exclaimed that this was one of the best things I had made in a long time. Thanks, I think? Well, it WAS really good. My only complaint? There wasn’t enough of it! Liam … Continue reading

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Black Bean and Cheese Enchiladas with Ranchero Sauce

This recipe tells you how to make your own Ranchero sauce, and I have to tell you, I was a little bit afraid. 1. I don’t like spicy stuff and 2. would it be any good? It calls for two … Continue reading

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Tal Ronnen’s Black Bean Cakes with Lime-Peppered “Mayo”

Here’s another recipe I got from Bob Greene’s cookbook. I left out a few things, but they still tasted really good. The only problem? They didn’t hold together AT ALL. As soon as I put them into the pan they … Continue reading

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Volcano Potatoes

I just didn’t see how this recipe was going to all come together, but the name of the dish intrigued me! I wasn’t quite sure what to expect! I used two packages of prepared mashed potatoes, and when I took … Continue reading

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Baked Beans on Grits

I recently checked out a few cookbooks from the library. This recipe is from Bob Greene’s book “The Best Life Diet Cookbook”. I think Bob is (or used to be?) Oprah’s trainer. But- he’s not her chef. Hmmm. So I … Continue reading

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Pumpkin and Bean Soup

This is one of those recipes that you can have in your back pocket for nights when you only have 20 minutes or so to get dinner on the table. I didn’t think it would turn out well, but it … Continue reading

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