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First solo Thanksgiving dinner? Here’s how to pull it off without losing your mind or temper!

Just you and the dog this year? Don't hide from the challenge. You can still eat well! "Thanksgiving dinners take eighteen hours to prepare. They are consumed in twelve minutes. Half-times take twelve minutes. This is not coincidence." Erma Bombeck, American humor writer A recent survey suggested that – because of various COVID restrictions --… Continue reading First solo Thanksgiving dinner? Here’s how to pull it off without losing your mind or temper!

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Candied Ginger

"I've got sunshine on a cloudy day." The Temptations Some recipes are more fun than others. This is one of the fun ones -- and the result is sugary bits of gold that are effectively candied sunshine. Sunshine in a jar! You can enjoy it all winter long -- minced on top of baked goods,… Continue reading Candied Ginger

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Water soup, power bowls and other ways to stay out of the grocery store

“Plenty sit still. Hunger is a wanderer.” Zulu proverb When the COVID apocalypse began, our kitchen was still well stocked from a mega-shop done on March 4. At that early date, shelves were full and it was possible to go places and buy things -- lots of things. Fast forward a month and our cabinets… Continue reading Water soup, power bowls and other ways to stay out of the grocery store

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Frosty-windows oatmeal

Re-sharing an oldie but goodie in case healthier meals are on your 2020 agenda. 🙂 “Battles that involve oatmeal are just never going to end up being historic, you know?" Jake went on. "Gettysburg? No major oatmeal involvement. The Battle of Midway? Neither side used oatmeal. Desert Storm? No oatmeal.” Katherine Applegate, American young adult/childrens… Continue reading Frosty-windows oatmeal

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Boiled-egg stash

“A box without hinges, key, or lid,Yet golden treasure inside is hid.” J.R.R. Tolkien, The Hobbit There are wonderful recipes in the blogosphere. (I'd like to think some of them are in my archives.) But, the flipside of all this culinary wisdom is the novice cook, who really doesn't want to make pavlovas or braided… Continue reading Boiled-egg stash