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Chocolate Sea Salted Toffee

Round about 8 years ago we traveled to Lancaster, Pennsylvania to meet the parents of the young man whom Erin would marry. While we were visiting Tim’s parents; Tim was right then flying to Europe to surprise Erin with a … Continue reading

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Simplest Chocolate Mousse

  Frosty Massachusetts Sunday evenings were set aside for the Wonderful World of Disney. One of those evenings my mom came in bearing bowls of snowy vanilla goodness. It was such a simple thing- fresh snow mixed with sugar and vanilla. … Continue reading

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Soft Pretzels

I made these last year for our Oktoberfest party. Let me just say, hay bales in your living room should be a once in a lifetime event- but do do it once! The especially great thing is that I was … Continue reading

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It All Starts with a Glass of Wine at G & E’s!

We are so happy that our daughters, everyone of them, have married into the most wonderful families. We love their in-laws! We love them so much that we look forward to seeing them when we can. We even plan vacations … Continue reading

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Comfort Food Dinner (Of Course It’s Easy!)

Cooler evenings are when I start thinking of soups and other comfort foods. Taite counts pot pie as one of her all time favorite dinners. I always think twice about making it because of the crust. I came up with a … Continue reading

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nothing to see here kids, just move along

I am an addict. If I had a bumper sticker on my car it would be, “I Brake for Kettle Corn.” I love it when a fruit and vegetable stand also happens to sell kettle corn. Oh sure, I buy … Continue reading

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Pig in a Snuggie

Guess who’s coming to dinner. I reviewed Kitchenability 101. It is a cook book for the college student who has a toaster oven and a few other kitchen items to survive on for the school year. Taite has made a … Continue reading

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Because sometimes we want it all…

a busy, busy day… and dinner… ready in minutes… and  delicious. Sometimes life is just plain hectic and the thought of dinner makes me want to pretend that I didn’t know it was dinner time already. Oops. And just give … Continue reading

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Fresh Blueberry Bars

This past weekend my mother in law brought a large box of blueberries down from Pennsylvania for me.  I look forward to the blueberries coming into season each year because it is the only time when I can eat them … Continue reading

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Hale, Caesar

No pressure. Just two amazing cooks and spouses coming to my house for dinner. Caesar salad sounded good for a first course. Jarrett went to a cooking class for boys when he was about 11. When I picked him up, I … Continue reading

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Mad Hungry

I don’t really get the name of Lucinda Scala Quinn’s TV show, Mad Hungry, but I’m intrigued. This woman cooks the way I like to cook, she uses ingredients that I actually buy , she creates good and beautiful food … Continue reading

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Summertime Sundae Sauces

I just returned from a little trip to Las Vegas, of all places! Aileen had a heavy duty conference to attend and I toured about all day. One evening we ate a fabulous meal at the Bellagio. For dessert we … Continue reading

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Lobster Roll Perfection

  I could not wait to get to Massachusetts last fall and order a lobster roll. It was everything I’d hoped for when I finally ordered one. Since then I’ve dreamed of having another. Andrew and I were home alone … Continue reading

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Heavenly Chicken Sandwich

With just a little bit of chicken on hand- not enough for a big old piece per person I thought, maybe we’d do stir fry. Boring! I always do stir fry with a little bit of chicken on hand. And … Continue reading

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Festival of Fried Foods

Andrew started this little tradition years ago. It began with a craving for fatty fried food of some sort and ended by way of frying every last thing for dinner. It is goodness extraordinaire- and not for the faint of … Continue reading

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If I Could Save Time in a Bottle

I don’t think I could be accused of being a hoarder or collector– any more. But there has been this one thing that I could not give up. It is the most unlikely of things and were I to tell … Continue reading

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A GIVE-AWAY!!!

We are giving away two copies of Simplified Dinners! Every now and then I get a call from one of my daughters and it goes something like this: “I have some hamburger and a few potatoes on hand, what should … Continue reading

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My Madras Lentils

A while back I posted a recipe I made up based off of something my Aunt Doris would make called Honey Baked Lentils because it’s a perfect short-on-time-and-ingredients dinner that also seems healthy.  Several people since have told me how much … Continue reading

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Monkey Bread

We have a terrific give-away starting on Monday that you will want to check out.  This one will have FIVE lucky winners!!    In the meantime, I think you should make some Monkey Bread with the kids.  It’s fun and … Continue reading

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Snow Day

It just so happens that we have snow over here and quite a bit too.  I love it.  I would be happy if we had snow all the way till spring.  Alas, we don’t get it that often but when … Continue reading

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