Tag Archives: Cooking

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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You Can Always Be Surprised!

I am a big fan of Christopher Kimball. It began with my first issue of Cooks Illustrated and continued when he left to start up Milk Street. I have to admit the first few editions of Milk Street left me less … Continue reading

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Pasta Salad Take Two

In the past, I shared a recipe for a pasta salad using tortellini instead of macaroni. With the heat on in New Mexico it’s time to bring out another version of the ever-popular pasta salad. Last night we dined on … 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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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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