Category: Entree

CAULIFLOWER NACHOS

“Variety is a positive requisite, even in the character of our food.”  John Ruskin Absolutely loving southwestern foods and determined to eat a mega amount of veggies can sometimes be challenging, unless I count tortillas, corn chips, and spicy cheese dip as veggies.  Good luck with that. That’s why I’m so excited, I just can’t…

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WALNUT TACO MEAT

“Walnuts and pears you plant for your heirs.” Walnuts are a rich source of heart-healthy monounsaturated fats and an excellent source of those hard to find omega-3 fatty acids.  The internet goes on and on about the benefits of walnuts but … The outer skin of the walnut is bitter, and sometimes people remove it.…

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CELERY SOUP

“You can only give what you are.” This soup came about because, about a week ago, I made a bacon soup (had heavy cream to get rid of) and my husband praised the soup’s delicate flavors and subtle herbal notes.  Actually, he said, “This soup is really good.” I didn’t have more heavy cream to…

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CREAM OF ANYTHING SOUP

“Be willing to be a beginner every single morning.”  Meister Eckhart This recipe is amazing.  First, it’s amazingly simple.  Second, it’s amazingly versatile.  I don’t thing there’s a third but simple and versatile are enough for me. Once you put this base together you can go in so many directions to create so many different…

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MACARONI CASSEROLE

“Life is a combination of magic and pasta.”  Federico Fellini Thank God for jars of frozen prepared food in the freezer.  Notice how I cleverly avoided the word, leftovers.  Today’s offering involves a jar that’s labeled “Beef Stew”. Really? There it sits, thawing in the fridge, between the Reddi Wip, brought to you by a…

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MOM’S MEATLOAF

“Cooking well doesn’t mean cooking fancy.”  Julia Child One of my favorite memories is mom’s meatloaf.  It was simple and delicious.  Mother even used her meatloaf recipe when she made hamburgers, which we had every Sunday night for dinner.  Always with potato chips on the side.  Mom’s hamburgers were more like meatloaf sandwiches and were…

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RICE – EASY MEALS

“Talk doesn’t cook rice.” What the heck does that mean?! I’ve decided to use up the last of my leftovers today with the world’s best food to meld leftovers into a palatable meal.  In fact, I was going to name this post, Rice, the food for lazy people, but I knew that a storm of…

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CLAM CHOWDER ETC.

“Soup is cuisine’s kindest course.”  Virginia Woolf This week the forecast is temperatures in the low 70’s.  Time for soups and stews. Of course, there’s always the what-to-serve-with-soup questions, which is generally answered with a bread option.  Toasty french bread or corn bread go well with just about any soup.  Cheese bread works well with…

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FOOD RUT

“We are what we repeatedly do.” I have a confession to make.  I get into food ruts.  I make a simple food that I find delicious and end up making that same food everyday for a week or two.  These foods are generally not just simple but also require almost no cooking.  My newest food…

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PIZZA BREAD CASSEROLE

“All names mean something.”  Salman Rushdie The above quote is going to take a little thought and the name of this recipe is going to take a little acceptance.  You see, this is really not a casserole, but rather a creative way to get rid of leftover pizza when your family will not eat it…

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