Category Archives: Kitchen tools

I’m Not Cooking

Every once in awhile I feel like saying “I’m not cooking” and instead electing to go out to eat or let someone else do the cooking.  Of course in today’s environment going out to eat is not possible.  Takeout  yes … Continue reading

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Another New Toy!

As the Corona virus continues to hold this country hostage, Albuquerque is no different than any other place in the US when it comes to finding non-latex gloves and hand sanitizer.  Theses days you can’t even find the hydrogen peroxide … Continue reading

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Cool as a Cucumber

Is it a midwest thing or did a lot of you grow up hearing the phrase “cool as a cucumber?”  It was certainly a part of the lingo I heard as a child.  Unfortunately, it can be hard to be … Continue reading

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Happy 4th Of July!

It’s the 4th of July and that means it is time for one of the best parades in the area – thanks Corrales MainStreet – and later in the day to fire up the grill and get cooking!  For a … Continue reading

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Snacks!

Last Friday while doing my grocery shopping I happened to spot a package of pitas.  I suddenly had the urge to make one of our favorite snacks – garlic pita chips. I used to make these chips all the time … Continue reading

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A Little Eggplant

George and I are big fans of most ethnic food.  While French tops my list, Italian plays a close second.  Last week I got a sudden craving for Eggplant Parmigiana. I have made this dish in the past but am … Continue reading

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Happy Easter!

Easter Sunday.  A day that brings back so many memories of family.  Growing up I had two sisters and a brother.  We girls were always dressed alike with matching shoes, hats and dresses.  My brother always wore a suit.  Easter … Continue reading

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It’s All About Adapting!

Last week I decided to go through my cookbooks to determine what to have for dinner this past week.  I was frankly tired of the usual winter options and wanted to bring a couple of new dishes to the table, … 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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