Split Pea Soup with Country Ham

Although Kurt is the soup maestro in the family, I do like to try my hand at crafting something he hasn’t made.  When he reminded me we had several bags of sliced country ham left from New Year’s in our freezer, Continue reading

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Incredible Tomato Sauce With Just Three Ingredients!

I’m back, at least for today!  I wrote the following post the day after my last post at the end of January, but somehow never got around to publishing it.  Indeed, I have a handful of posts that are languishing on disk.  Such is life; mine is full of twists and turns.  Enjoy this sauce– so easy, yet so tasty! Continue reading

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Polar Vortex, Reprise and REAL Chicken Pot Pie

It’s cold again around the nation’s capital, yet my crazy son Ken wears just a sweatshirt hoodie and walks gloveless out to the bus stop. Continue reading

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A Riff on Shrimp and Grits

A few weeks ago, probably at my Christmas dinner Costco run, I picked up a large bag of frozen, cooked langoustine tails.  Continue reading

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Bosc Pear Upside-down Gingerbread Cake

Bosc pears are in season!  Continue reading

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Fall Fare for the Old Guard and My Guys: Magret Duck Breasts

I love the fall.  The cool, crisp weather, despite periods of rain, marks the advent of car camping, cozy fires and a return to more substantial meals. Continue reading

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