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3 pizza toppings for the meat/moo free crowd

“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 Whether it's a night that everyone is too busy to cook or a casual office party, pizza is often a holiday mainstay. And, when you can't have or don't want to have meat or… Continue reading 3 pizza toppings for the meat/moo free crowd

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Sunshiney potato soup

“Not everyone can be a truffle. Most of us are potatoes. And a potato is a very good thing to be.” Massimo Bottura, "Massimo Bottura: Never Trust a Skinny Italian Chef" A potato may not look like much, but just think of the things you can do with one. Mash it, fry it, turn it… Continue reading Sunshiney potato soup

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Grape and citrus salad

“There was a pleasantness to the air and a spirit about the town that did not come from its color, but from some inner, tasty citrus quality." Gail Carriger, "Blameless" I am not one to skip meals. I rather like food. But, the time period between Thanksgiving and New Year's is too intense for even… Continue reading Grape and citrus salad

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No-can-do cranberry sauce

“After a good dinner one can forgive anybody, even one's own relations.” Oscar Wilde, Irish playwright Cranberries. I like them. Chopped and tossed with oranges in a bitter relish. Glistening in all their red glory in a glass bowl. I have nothing against cranberries from a can, either, even the jellied kind that slide out… Continue reading No-can-do cranberry sauce

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Pumpkin-nog pudding

"I would rather sit on a pumpkin and have it all to myself, than be crowded on a velvet cushion." Henry David Thoreau, American writer Once upon a time, people everywhere ate everything and they did not double over in pain or break out in hives. Like glass slippers and whistling while one works, however,… Continue reading Pumpkin-nog pudding