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Spring-forward salad

Last week, we were wearing parkas. Today, people are walking their dogs and delivering mail with bared legs so winter-white the sun isn't the only reason I feel a sudden need to shield my eyes. Likewise, in the kitchen, the time for soups and stews is slipping away. I, in fact, whipped up the first… Continue reading Spring-forward salad

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All-done-at-once cooking

“Time flies like an arrow; fruit flies like a banana.” Anthony G. Oettinger, German linguist and computer scientist Younger readers sometimes tell me they have trouble cooking, particularly when it comes to getting everything to the table at the same time. This doesn't surprise me, because I know I certainly had this problem. Can you… Continue reading All-done-at-once cooking

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Souped-up rice

“I like rice. Rice is great if you're hungry and want 2000 of something. ” Mich Ehrenborg, author  It's a mystery comparable to why single socks go missing. Every time I make soup, which is often this time of year, we wind up with about one cup left over. It's technically enough for a snack-sized… Continue reading Souped-up rice

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Valentine brownies

Odds are, you will need something chocolate in the next couple of weeks. Here is a re-post of my Bake Sale Brownie recipe from April 2018 and its rather silly origin that you may enjoy. 🙂 This gluten-free batch was made without the coffee twist, but has two topping choices -- crushed candy canes or dark… Continue reading Valentine brownies