COMPANY FAIRE

“Your day doesn’t create your moods.  Your moods create your day.” After much planning, texting, and planning again, I was finally able to set a date to entertain two young ladies for lunch.  These are young women I worked with in the past.  One went off to college and was the fortunate recipient of my…

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FAQ & FGA

“Judge a man by his questions rather than his answers.”  Voltaire QUESTION NUMBER ONE:  Are you worried about the survival of the earth? Absolutely not.  The earth will survive.  It’s humans that might not make it.  Yes, I do get perturbed when talk shows discuss the fate of the earth.  This old earth is just…

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FOOD PRESENTATION

“I go to seek a great perhaps.” I recently heard a radio show on food, which is always one of my favorite subjects.  It brought up another aspect of food presentation – naming.  While I was aware that the visual presentation of a food influences enjoyment, researchers found that the name of a dish influences…

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CRUDDY PAN CLEANER

“Don’t be afraid to take whisks.” In the world of baking my repertoire has dwindled to mainly one thing.  I bake bacon by the pound.  My husband eats bacon every morning for breakfast warming a few slices that are already baked.  And I thought he couldn’t cook! When I do bake the bacon I make…

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DELI CHICKEN BROTH

“Don’t count all your chickens in one basket, or something.” I recently shared a recipe where I used a deli chicken instead of going through all the effort of dealing with raw chicken parts.  Which is really a step better than dealing with a live chicken.  We simply don’t know how good we’ve got it!…

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AND NOBODY NOTICED

“If there’s nobody in your way it’s because you’re not going anywhere.” In recent history, my history, I made some major changes in my life in an attempt to make life more simple.  One of the biggest changes was to wear the same thing every day throughout the winter months.  Every day I’d get up…

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IT’S REALLY OK

“Live boldly!” For months or years or something I’ve been whining about my kitchen.  Little Miss Sunshine went into eclipse.  I tried to keep a positive attitude during the remodel using my husband’s most wise advice, “It’s not forever.” And now the kitchen is finished.  I get to enjoy the beauty of a kitchen that’s…

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CHICKEN TORTILLA SOUP

“Only the pure in heart can make a good soup.”   Ludwig van Beethoven The above quote is so apt because I use a form of this quote almost every day.  When my husband asks why I generally find a good parking space or have some other such luck I always reply, “Because my heart…

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CHIPOTLE SHRIMP QUESADILLA

“If you had to choose between eating tacos every day or being skinny for the rest of your life would you choose hard or soft tacos?” I love Mexicanish food.  I’m sure that I’ve seldom eaten real Mexican food in my adventures with food, but I’m always open to new adventures. I came across this…

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IT’S A WRAP

“Reality leaves a lot to the imagination.”  John Lennon I came across this recipe (actually it was handed to me by someone who was probably afraid that someday they’d have to eat my cooking) and I was especially smitten with the sauce part.  See if it smites you, too. INGREDIENTS: 1 cup hummus 1 cup…

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