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The Pizza Place

My partner likes to eat out. He is supposed to be on a diet, so I suspect that he just likes to eat out as an excuse to eat food he is not supposed to have. One night, as usual, … Continue reading

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Strawberry Shortcake

Most people don’t know this, but I’ve always had a secret yearning to be a famous cook like Betty Crocker, Sara Lee, or Mrs. Smith. Only one small thing has prevented this, I can’t cook. I discovered this at about … Continue reading

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Pigging Out

Pork barbecue, or “pulled pork,” as we call it, is a southern delicacy. Recipes are closely guarded secrets. You might as well ask for a Texas chili cook-off recipe, the ingredients of a gourmet coffee blend in Seattle, or how … Continue reading

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Closet Gourmet

My daughter took over the kitchen at my house. I don’t know why — unless she was tired of eating frozen dinners. Actually, I was getting a bit tired of them myself, so I didn’t object too much, though I … Continue reading

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Too Much Thanksgiving?

    You can’t believe you spent 10 hours cooking it and they ate it in 10 minutes. You check your popup timer to see if it’s really over. When you hear the word leftovers, you call 911. You lock … Continue reading

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Spaghetti Supper

Okay, I think it’s about time that you learn to cook! We will start with something easy and fun – spaghetti! It is impossible to eat a food as silly as spaghetti without a smile. It is something that anyone … Continue reading

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The Chef Strikes Again

Okay, we are going to have another cooking lesson. After last year’s experience, I’m not trying to do deviled eggs. This year the eggs will go straight to the potato salad – no detours. We will need four boiled eggs … Continue reading

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Plan Ahead for a Smooth Turkey Day

I saw an article somewhere with a lot of suggestions about how to plan ahead for Thanksgiving to make things go smoothly . It seemed like a great idea, but the following is about how my planning ahead usually goes. … Continue reading

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The Tradition

Once again it’s a holiday weekend and once again it’s time for our family reunion. The tradition goes way back and seems to continue on year after year. When I was a child, my mother and all her siblings gathered … Continue reading

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Granny Makes Pudding

Okay, grandkids, today we are going to make an old-fashioned banana pudding, grandma’s way, not that new fangled stuff they make with instant pudding and phony whipped cream. Phooey! Ours will be made from scratch – real pudding made on … Continue reading

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