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Dial-it-back pea soup

“...you will still find people who believe that soup will cure any hurt or illness and is no bad thing to have for the funeral either.” John Steinbeck, East of Eden Holidays seem to be all about more. When they're over, I like to clear the slate. I do some extra cleaning. I dejunk. I pare… Continue reading Dial-it-back pea soup

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3 vegan (moo-free) pizza toppings

“There's very little in my world that a foot massage and a thin-crust, everything-on-it pizza won't set right.” mystery writer G.A. McKevett/Sonja Massie When you can't have or don't want to have dairy cheese, pizza can be tricky. Frozen versions are nearly impossible. Takeout pizza isn't much better -- as calling in a cheese-free order (or, worse,… Continue reading 3 vegan (moo-free) pizza toppings

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Pizza dough for 1 to 12

“How can a nation be called great if its bread tastes like Kleenex?” Julia Child, American chef I can't remember precisely why I started by making bread of all things, but I can certainly remember when. I was barely into my 20s and my newspaper asked me to write about food. (This was perhaps because… Continue reading Pizza dough for 1 to 12

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Homemade kettle corn

“Oh, no!" Hazel wailed. "Popcorn! Our fatal weakness!” Rick Riordan, "The Blood of Olympus" If, like me, you are sick of real food at the moment, consider making popcorn for dinner.  A bit odd? Yes. But, the first Thanksgiving is rumored to have included this tasty treat, which is high-fiber to boot. What more could… Continue reading Homemade kettle corn

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‘Country Boy’ griddle cakes

"Well, I got me a fine wife, I got me old fiddle. When the sun's coming up, I got cakes on the griddle." John Denver, "Thank God I'm a Country Boy" There is food and there is food. I'm pretty sure, when John Denver sang so delightfully of "cakes on the griddle," he wasn't talking… Continue reading ‘Country Boy’ griddle cakes