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Soup Series A: Crockpot Recipe #1 – Beef Minestrone

I’m going to do two soup series over the next week or so (depending on the success of each recipe); the first is a trio of slow-cooker recipes I found online.  Continue reading

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(Really) Easy BBQ Ribs

Nothing is better when a friend sends you a recipe she’s tried– especially when you know you are simpatico with her palate.  My friend Jacki sent me a recipe for BBQ ribs; instead of cooking them for hours Continue reading

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Lighter Fare, Tuscan-style

During the summer of 2008, we took an extended family vacation to the Tuscany region of Italy.  By extended, I mean multi-generational– my husband Kurt, my son Ken, my mother Tecla, my sister Tina, her husband Jeff and Jeff’s mom Lynn.  We rented Continue reading

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Mrs. C’s Leftover Turkey Gumbo – in celebration of Carol

Tina and I grew up in upper NW DC; it’s a very nice area of the city with old trees and all-brick homes.  When my Penn friends would come down to visit (the inauguration of Reagan comes to mind or the Fourth of July), they never failed to comment on how they couldn’t believe our neighborhood was “part of the city– it looks like the suburbs!”  Our neighbors were a mix Continue reading

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Just for Amy…plus a nod to Minnie!

Today I decided to make a canned-soup-and-mayo recipe just for Amy, since she asked.  I’ve known Amy since I was nine– which means for 40 years.  She was my first friend when I moved from a private co-ed French school to a private all-girls Catholic school run by an order of sisters.  She claims she is a hopeless cook, but Continue reading

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DANGER, Will Robinson!

I posted the title above on my Facebook account because this afternoon I made these to-die-for S’mores Bars.  I wasn’t planning to blog about them, because it’s a ridiculously easy dessert, but they are so good, that I’ll include the recipe here as well as a photo.  Continue reading

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