Autumn Jubilee Cookish

We are cooking today for #AutumnJubilee2020 with a wonderful Oriental inspired recipe that goes together easily and fast.  The whole idea behind Cookish, the new cookbook from Milk Street, is simple ingredients that are just thrown together. From the publisher - "These recipes, most with six or fewer ingredients (other than oil, salt, and pepper), …

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Visiting the Apple Orchards

This is a transitional time in the year for me, still too hot to be considered autumn, but September doesn't feel like summer either.  This weekend should be the annual Apple Festival, but the downtown street festival is canceled this year.  Instead, the apple orchards are doing individual sales of their apples this weekend, allowing …

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An Abundance of Tomatoes with Recipe Ideas

This has been the best year I have ever had for tomatoes, thanks to my friend Bonnie H who advised me on what I was doing wrong.  Mostly it had to do with sunlight, and getting more of it to the plants.  Anyway, this year has seen a bounty of tomatoes, so much so we …

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Double Chocolate Delight Cookies

When the going gets tough, the tough turn to chocolate, isn't that right?  I've been working on this recipe for some weeks now, and just had to make it several times to be sure.  No, really, I had to.  Testing combinations of shortening and butter, different types of chips took several batches.  Plus, I wanted …

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Cauliflower and Corn Casserole

Recently I've been looking for more recipes that would take vegetables to main dish status.  I had this idea after spending some time looking at cookbooks, searching for something that would use cauliflower.  While none of the recipes used corn, one had a sour cream base, but had a lot of peppers which I didn't …

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Meatless Main Course Recipes

These are nutty times in the grocery store, and it is not unusual to see entire cases or shelves empty.  Our local stores have begun limiting purchases, not a bad idea to reduce hoarding.  Still, when you go to the meat counter and see not one package of chicken left, or the pork is down …

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Ginger Chicken with Yellow Squash

While we are at home and I am cooking more, finding something new is key to keeping us from getting bored or tired of the same old dishes. I do enjoy cooking, and developing new recipes.  I had this idea of making a stir fry style dish with chicken and yellow summer squash as a …

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Ham and White Bean Soup with Variations

For many of us, Easter holiday usually means a ham dinner.  Even though we cannot be with family right now, maintaining tradition is important.  It helps us to feel like things are still somewhat normal.  After the ham has served for sandwiches and leftover meals for a few days, making a thick and hearty soup …

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