Chicken Gnocchi Soup


  The first measurable snow has fallen and temperatures are seesawing between the 30’s and 50’s. Soon it will be cold every day . . .

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Garden Daybook 11/14/13


Our local weatherman, Dick Goddard, predicted an early winter followed by an early spring. As you can see, early winter is here. Snow . . .

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Crab-Cheese Bread Appetizer


    Several of my recipes are inspired by restaurant fare and this is one of them. They seldom share their recipes but . . .

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Apple Pie

apple pie

It seems like there are a lot of apple recipes making the rounds right now so, not to be left behind, this is my . . .

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Sauerkraut - Happy Memories


  Being of Eastern European – Ukranian/Croation – ethnicity I grew up eating ‘kapusta’ aka sauerkraut. My childhood culinary memories are full of kapusta. . . .

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Baked Ziti


  Were you a Soprano’s fan? Do you ever get an itch for “Soprano” food? It seemed like Carmella always had some in . . .

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Sweet Potato Apple Pie Casserole


  This was our mid-October sweet potato patch – just before we dug the tubers. The vines were bug bitten and looking a bit . . .

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Grilled Cheese, Italian Style


I dreamed this up one day when I really wanted a grilled cheese sandwich but there was no “orange” cheese in the house. I . . .

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