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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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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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Italian Chicken with Sweet Peppers and Israeli Couscous

Going back through my freezer, I found a pack of bone-in chicken thighs; I also had a big pack of sweet peppers that I was pretty sure wouldn’t make it to Friday, despite my best attempts to pack them into lunches.  It was time for another kitchen experiment!  Continue reading

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Pork ‘n’ Beans, Italian-Style!

It has been unseasonably warm around Washington, DC the past two days.  So warm that I was able to do some additional clean-up by our front walkway in preparation for putting up our Christmas lights (giant candy canes).  I still have to finalize what I’m making for the year-end Mommy Dinner this Saturday, but I’m leaning towards trying out some new dishes that I want to serve for our family Christmas dinner.

Tonight’s dinner Continue reading

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