RECIPE FILE REDO

“Cleaning is just putting stuff in less obvious places.” About two years ago I was bitten by the minimalist bug.  It took me about 14 months to feel the itch.  But then I got the itch really bad. At that point I said something about getting rid of half of my possessions by the end…

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One Minute Mayo

“In cooking, you’ve got to have a what-the-hell attitude.”  Julia Child Well, I’ve finally discovered the ultimate joke played on humanity by the French.  Why not blame it on them.  They’re not here to defend themselves.  I’m talking about mayonnaise, which was originally spelled, mahonnaise, but came to it’s original form sometime in the 1800’s…

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Whole Wheat Bread Failure

“If at first you don’t succeed …” First, I’d like to tell you about the recipe blogs that I don’t like.  It’s blogs with a million pictures and stories about the family and the family pets and the color of the sky.  However, what I want is the recipe.  Yes, your kids are probably cute…

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Potassium Broth

“If you don’t take care of your body, where are you going to live?” Have you ever done a vision board, aka a life treasure map?  Mostly I do them accidentally, as we all do.  You see, it’s our thoughts that create the world we live in.  I could go into this at great length…

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Disguised Butternut Squash

“If it walks like a duck, it could be my friend, Larry.” There are certain foods that I know are good for me.  However, because variety is the spice of life, and also a magazine, I don’t like eating the good-for-me foods prepared in the same old way.  Additionally, I don’t like foods that are…

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Autumn Bread Pudding Re-Do

“To err is human, but it takes technology to really screw things up.” It’s really nice to find a recipe that’s easy, delicious, and foolproof.  That’s when it’s best to try making it in you very own kitchen.  Take the Autumn Bread Pudding, which I enjoyed at my friend’s house.  In fact, I enjoyed it…

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Autumn Bread Pudding

“It’s your life, but only if you make it so.” The thing I like about this recipe is the ease.  I also like the taste.  But best of all, I like the fact that this dish can be prepared the day before and then simply popped into the oven an hour before you and your…

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Cooking With Grandma Pat

The quickest way to a man’s heart is through his stomach, unless you’re a surgeon. Last night I visited with my son and his wife and eight of their twelve children.  That’s a story in itself.  My daughter-in-law, who fears I might become infirm and foisted upon them in the future, told me I should…

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