Monthly Archives: December 2012

Classic Leek and Potato Soup (that isn’t laden with cream)

Clearly, I’m moving into my “soup” period as winter yawns before us.  Yesterday, my family tried my “lightened” Italian wedding soup; with chunks of good baguette, this was a filling lunch.  Today, I’m going to use the leeks that have been sitting in my fridge since Christmas Continue reading

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Heading towards those New Year Resolutions with Lighter Fare

For Christmas, Kurt and I decided to invest in a good elliptical machine to get in shape in 2013.  My friend Katherine and her husband Jason run (well, at least Jason runs, Katherine is about to have their first child in January); Continue reading

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Cheese, Please!

On Christmas, I served homemade pate’ de campagne– a chunky flavorful pork-fest.  By pork-fest, I mean ground pork, finely minced bacon, and strips of ham steak, all mixed together with seasonings and a good glug of cognac, then packed into a loaf pan, lined with– what else?– strips of bacon.  Continue reading

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Christmas Day Cooking!

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Yesterday was a blast.  Ken woke us at 7:10 AM and we opened gifts.  I always prepare one of those overnight casseroles for Christmas breakfast so I can chill with the rest of the family while the food bakes in the oven.  Continue reading

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Twas the Night Before Christmas…

I’m in Christmas overdrive, baby!  I lined up my goodies and made my cookie boxes and trays for Kurt and Ken to deliver, as well as take-home boxes for the family after tomorrow’s meal.  Continue reading

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Christmas Weddings

Many people in my family were married in December– Kurt and I, my parents, Kurt’s parents, my sister Tina and Jeff.  None of that springtime flowery stuff for us (with Kurt’s allergies, that would have been a fiasco).  Continue reading

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