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St. Patrick’s Day – Bangers and Mash

Origination of the dish Bangers and Mash Thought to be an Irish dish, Bangers & Mash originates throughout the British Isles, a group of islands including Great Britain, Ireland and over six thousand smaller isles. In native British terms, the … Continue reading

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A Simple, Quick Leek Soup

What are leeks? Native to Mediterranean countries, leeks hold a flavorful spotlight in today’s culinary scene. Although resembling a giant scallion or green onion, the leek is related to both the garlic and the onion, though its flavor and fragrance … Continue reading

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Braising Halibut With Leeks

What is braising? Braising involves cooking a protein in a small amount of liquid at a low heat, covered for an extended amount of time.  This method allows for a flavorful, tender food, by breaking down the fibers.  A tight … Continue reading

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Zucchini Tots on National Zucchini Day!

National Zucchini Day! Zucchini has long been thought of as a vegetable, it belongs to the squash family, but botanically, it is a fruit because it grows from a flower.  It can grow to a meter in length, however, it … Continue reading

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Homemade Tomato Sauce Without Sweating Over a Hot Stove

With my bounty of my home-grown tomatoes and Doug’s love for red pasta sauces; I have been searching for a tomato sauce, NOT requiring me to sweat over a hot stove all day long.   So, imagine my elation when I … Continue reading

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Weeknight Meaty Skillet Lasagna

  This Meaty Skillet Lasagna is simple and requires only a 10″ non-stick skillet for cooking.  Because I have a bounty of tomatoes from my garden, I substituted the 28-ounce can of whole peeled tomatoes with ones from my garden.  … Continue reading

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Crispy Pan-Fried Pork Chops

I did not have a clue what I was going to make for dinner, so I thumbed through a great cookbook, Cooking for Two 2012 (America’s Test Kitchen)   This cookbook has come in handy since Doug and I became … Continue reading

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