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Homemade Marinara Sauce

My 10 year old loves plain red sauce. Nothing fancy, just red sauce and pasta (preferably spaghetti). I am always looking for new variations on red sauce, so I tried this one. It was pretty good, but it lacked something…maybe … Continue reading

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“Chicken” Potpie Tartines

I sure do love chicken potpie (using vegetarian “chicken”, of course), so I thought this might be a nice variation on that. Well, I didn’t love it. Is it easy? Sure. Is it wonderful? I didn’t think so. rating: 6 … Continue reading

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Broccoli, Cheddar, and Brown Rice Cakes

I didn’t love these. 😦 They were quite dry and screamed for a sauce or something. rating: 6 Broccoli, Cheddar, and Brown Rice Cakes (Cooking Light, April 2017) serves 4 Ingredients: Cooking spray 1 tablespoon unsalted butter 3/4 cup chopped … Continue reading

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German Oven Pancake

The other night I needed to go to Plan B for dinner, and Plan B was “breakfast food.” I was really craving pancakes, but every recipe I found called for buttermilk, which I didn’t have on hand. Then I came … Continue reading

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Emily’s Red Beans and Rice

I was underwhelmed by this. I don’t cook with dried beans that often, and I hate that when I DO cook with them, the end result isn’t mind-blowing. This was okay, but not worth the effort, in my opinion. rating: … Continue reading

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Spaghetti Marinara

This recipe was excellent! We ate it ALL! My son and husband doctored theirs up with hot sauce. rating: 9.8 Spaghetti Marinara (Food Network magazine, March 2017) time needed: 40 min. serves: 4 Ingredients: 3 tablespoons extra-virgin olive oil, plus … Continue reading

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Pasta Primavera

I checked out Oprah’s new cookbook, and this is the first recipe I tried. It was good! It was even better the second day! Don’t leave off the pine nuts, it’s so much better with them! rating: 9 Pasta Primavera … Continue reading

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