Category Archives: Comfort food

A New Twist on Schnitzel

I admit I am a news junkie.  That is why I read the online versions of both the New York Times and the Washington Post as well as our local publications. A few weeks ago the Washington Post had a … Continue reading

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The Last of the Chicken

Yesterday I wrote about the roasted chicken I made for our dinner on Sunday evening.  Here it is Thursday and the last of the chicken will grace our table tonight.  We usually get three meals out of a 5 pound … Continue reading

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Souper Soups Part II

Yesterday I shared the recipe for the thick and satisfying Black Bean soup that was one of two soups on the menu last week.  The second soup was a Pea and Leek soup with Dill and Bacon that I found … Continue reading

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Souper Soup

Last week was soup week. I didn’t set out to make soup the evening meal several times this past week.  The menu just came together that way.   George requested Black Bean soup and I had seen a recipe for a … Continue reading

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Comfort Food

The blustery winter weather we are experiencing today cries out for comfort food; a stick to your ribs dish that warms you from the inside out.  We all have our favorite comfort food, mine happens to be stewed chicken.  It’s … Continue reading

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Fall is Upon Us

It seems like just yesterday it was in the 90’s – tho with our new foam roof you’d never know it in the house, and suddenly the nighttime temps are in the low 40’s.  We’ve even had our first freeze … Continue reading

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It all Started with Carrots

While doing my weekly shopping on Friday I spotted some really nice small carrots with the tops still attached, in the organic section of my produce department.  I usually don’t see carrots this small and with tops so I grabbed … Continue reading

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Deconstructed Turkey – Part II

This post was originally published in 2013 but thought it was worth a few more words.  Yesterday I was describing how I made my turkey to one of our guests.  She asked if she could watch as I prepared the … Continue reading

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On Sale

I love a bargain. I have no problem buying “ugly” produce or other grocery items at reduced prices.  It may not look pretty but it tastes the same.  My grocery store has an endcap that holds nothing but a limited … Continue reading

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Short Ribs Braised in Red Wine

Even though the weather is more April like than March; we’re still not ready to give up our more traditionally winter dishes.  Tonight I am making short ribs braised in red wine. They will be served over fried egg noodles … Continue reading

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