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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Lunar New Year with Asian Inspired Ideas

The Lunar New Year began yesterday, January 25th, so it was a great excuse to make an Asian inspired meal, and read a couple of books with Chinese cooking as the theme.   In China, even though this is the dead of winter, it is called Spring Festival and the celebration can go on for days.  …

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Scones, Muffins and Huckleberries

When we took our vacation last year to Yellowstone, I had a revelation. For my entire life, I never thought that huckleberries were a real fruit. I knew about Huckleberry Finn, (and Huckleberry Hound, LOL, raise your hand if you remember that cartoon) but I truly thought that was just a name made up for …

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Orange Biscotti with Dried Blueberries

Biscotti makes a fabulous gift, especially when added to baskets with mugs or cute plates.  This recipe will make enough for the Christmas cookie exchange and be the hit of the party.  Giving biscotti on a vintage platter or thrifted holiday plate is fun too. It is really easy to make, and just takes a …

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Acorn Squash for a Fresh Side Dish

I have one more new recipe for you for an easy side dish that will freshen up the turkey or ham leftover dinners.  It is nice enough for a special meal, like Christmas eve, but easy enough for a Tuesday night meal too.  Acorn squash is easy to cook and has a fresh squash flavor, …

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Thanksgiving Ideas to Try Something New

With the holiday coming next week, preparations here are well underway.  Decorating, cooking and sharing time with friends and family is the heart of the holiday.  With over five years of posts, sometimes it is good to revisit past posts with holiday ideas.  In looking back, I realized I've not done a post on stuffing/dressing.  …

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Veal (or Turkey) Meatballs with Basil Cream Sauce

Ready for a delicious dinner that is on the table in under half an hour? I have had this recipe ready to go for some time, but just haven't had the time to get to it.  It is so good that I've made it several times already and My Sweet Babboo thinks it is a …

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