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Leftovers, Anyone?

February 6, 2010

Whether you have children or not, coming up with something for dinner can be a challenge.  Doing things ahead can really help, and having something already prepared is even better.  I get a sigh of relief when, after fretting about what to cook for dinner, I open my freezer and find a tray of...
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Creamy Cauliflower

February 6, 2010
Creamy Cauliflower

If your kids turn their noses up at cauliflower, try this approach. It’s baked crusty on top and creamy in the middle, almost like macaroni and cheese. 1 head cauliflower, cut into florets 1/2 tsp salt, divided 1 cup bread chunks 1 tsp thyme 1/2 cup Parmesan, plus 1/4 cup 1 cup chopped leeks...
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Home Cooking Recipes: Hearty Bean Soup

February 5, 2010
Home Cooking Recipes: Hearty Bean Soup

As we like to say in our home, this soup is “nutritious and delicious!”  This is one of the best bean soup recipes.  Tonight, Hayden asked for more of this- twice! 4 cans white beans, drained (navy or cannellini) 1 qt chicken broth 1 can chopped tomatoes 1 onion, chopped 1 bunch carrots, chopped...
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Spiced Butternut Squash Soup

January 31, 2010
Spiced Butternut Squash Soup

Apple and spices enhance the flavors of the squash in this antioxidant-rich soup. 2 small butternut squashes 2 apples, peeled, cored, and chopped 2 leeks, whites only, finely chopped 1 clove garlic, crushed or minced 3 tbs olive oil 1 qt chicken broth 1 can chick broth 1/2 tsp cinnamon few shakes nutmeg 1/2...
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Home Cooking Recipes: Tuna Fondue

January 26, 2010
Home Cooking Recipes: Tuna Fondue

The chilly weather is back and creating a need for warm, comforting food.  This meal holds a bit of nostalgia.   When I was a little girl, my mother made me grilled cheese sandwiches with tuna salad in the middle, calling it “tuna fondue.”   Perhaps it was simply the name, but I loved it then...
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Crushed Garlic Salmon

January 20, 2010

Having this salmon in a skillet makes it hard to overcook it, which is one reason why I love cooking it this way.  Plus, little Hayden gobbles it up every time. 1 lb salmon fillets 2 tbs olive oil 1 clove garlic, crushed or finely minced salt Lightly salt salmon.   Using fingers, rub...
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