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Feb. 10, 2014 9:55 pm 
Yes friends ... it's been well over a year since I've blogged here but I'm back to it. Cooking, that is. Over the weekend I made White bean soup with sausage and kale. It was so good! I had made it before but forgot about it until I found a print copy in a drawer I was cleaning.  My… MORE
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Nov. 23, 2012 10:59 am 
Updated: Nov. 24, 2012 2:33 pm
Yesterday was Thanksgiving here in the U.S. and I really wanted to cook, but didn't really feel like it.  I had braved the grocery on Wednesday evening, and miraculously found a fresh half turkey (10.25 pounds) that I was going to roast.  Planned to do roasted Brussels sprouts, whole… MORE
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Oct. 15, 2012 5:23 pm 
Updated: Oct. 16, 2012 11:12 am
Stay with me, I'll explain. Sunday morning, I was lying in bed, checking out my social networks (Facebook, Twitter, Plurk), and saw a post from someone on one of them about a black bean soup she was making.  That totally made my day because until that point I had no idea what culinary… MORE
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Oct. 8, 2012 9:31 am 
When I woke up this morning and stumbled down to the kitchen to get my coffee, hubs informed me that it was 28 degrees outside.  Brrrrrr.  I started thinking ahead to what would be on this weekend's menu. I'm leaning towards meatloaf and roasted root vegetables on Saturday, and probably some… MORE
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Oct. 6, 2012 9:59 pm 
Updated: Oct. 7, 2012 4:30 pm
Today I decided to fix dinner. The weather has turned cool, and today was sunny but chilly, a perfect day for a bowl of comfort food.  So I made chili. My mom got me hip to a spicy white chili recipe, which she made last time I was home.  I had to call an audible at the line of scrimmage*,… MORE
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