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Simply Okra

June 9, 2010
Simply Okra

Being from the almost-South, I grew up eating okra.  It was, and still is, one of my favorites.   Hayden loves it, too.  In fact, when I cook it like this, he eats as much or more than I do, and I try to freeze some portions in case he demands MORE OKRA (yes,...
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Home Cooking Recipes: Italian Sausage with Penne and Cabbage

April 18, 2010
Home Cooking Recipes: Italian Sausage with Penne and Cabbage

This was inspired by a dish served at a restaurant in our area, and I think substituting the cabbage for green peas turned out beautifully.  The best part was that Hayden cleaned his plate and ate it again for lunch today.  This will be one of my go-to home cooking recipes.  Mmm… 3/4 lb...
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Crispy Fried Coins

April 8, 2010
Crispy Fried Coins

I ended up with an abundance of summer squash this week and needed to come up with a fun way to use it up.  Who doesn’t love fried zucchini?  This was actually my first time ever to FRY anything, and the amount of oil required shed some light onto those sweet potato fries I...
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Home Cooking Recipes: Chicken and Rice Soup

March 11, 2010
Home Cooking Recipes: Chicken and Rice Soup

Feature recipe:  This recipe is from Eat It, It’s Good For You! by Barbara Brown Rynders.  This cookbook is like the underground bible for wholesome cooking.  My mother, aunt, and grandmother all made this soup (along with other dishes and baked goods from this book), and now I am carrying on the tradition.  In...
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Home Cooking Recipes: Comforting Potato Soup

March 3, 2010

When the cool, cloudy weather returned, I pulled some of this soup out of the freezer.  I was just as delicious as I remembered.  This soup is actually the only way I can get Hayden to eat potatoes! 2 1/2  lbs potatoes, any kind (peeled & chopped- approx 6 Russets or 8 large Yukons)...
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Bacon-Topped Butternut Squash

February 26, 2010
Bacon-Topped Butternut Squash

Mmmm… this is one of those home cooking recipes.  Butternut squash is always good, but add bacon and a hint of pure maple syrup, and you’ve got heaven in a dish. 1-2 butternut squash, peeled, chopped 1/4  cup maple syrup salt 2 strips bacon Preheat oven to 375°  In a large skillet, fry bacon...
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Home Cooking Recipes: Southern-Style Greens

February 25, 2010

We just ate these with dinner.  I am so excited about them, I couldn’t wait to post.  Growing up, we ate a LOT of collards and mustard greens.  They were usually just steamed in a little water, and we liked them just fine.  Try cooking your greens in chicken broth, and you might think...
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Tender Brussels Sprouts with Thyme

February 18, 2010
Tender Brussels Sprouts with Thyme

Hayden LOVES brussels sprouts (must have been how many he was getting in the womb!), and this is our favorite way to eat them. Cook this brussels sprouts recipe for your family or friends, and you just might convert them to brussels sprouts lovers! 1 lb brussels sprouts (about 2 doz) 1 clove garlic,...
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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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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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