Category Archives: Kitchen tips

My favorite spaghetti dish. 7/6/19

Since it is a long weekend I decided to make up a new batch of spaghetti sauce flavored with ground beef. John bought enough ground beef for us to have a hamburger meal plus at least four pasta dishes. Starting … Continue reading

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Chicken thighs, potato salad, cole slaw

In case you are thinking I went to the grocery store and just bought all this stuff, I did not. We made everything from scratch and it really came together pretty fast. John cooked the chicken in the oven and … Continue reading

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Shrimp cocktail and a salad. 6/27/19

Tonight we made another hot weather dinner. Unfortunately it was so chilly out that we had to close the back door! I am definitely not complaining about the weather though.  I know pretty soon it will be blazing hot again. … Continue reading

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Clam chowder on toast. 6/20/19

John and I tried this new recipe for clam chowder on toast by chef Gabrielle Hamilton and, boy, was it good! The recipe was sort of long and complicated so we used some convenience products and also lightened it up … Continue reading

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Vegan Tuesday: Gazpacho and avocado toast. 6/18/19

Weather forecast on Tuesday was for warm-ish weather so I thought, cool-ish dinner. This no-cooking dinner with a spicy gazpacho and a creamy avocado toast hit the spot. My gazpacho contains a 14 oz. can of tomatoes and a little … Continue reading

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Meatless Monday chickpea stew. 6/17/19

When was the last time I made this? Exactly this? Never! I did make something similar in May except that I used white beans instead of chickpeas and different dark leafy greens. The great thing about this legume and vegetable … Continue reading

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Father’s Day dinner. 6/16/19

When I was growing up the thing that my father liked to do on Father’s Day was play golf all day and then come home and watch the U.S. Open on TV. I think for him, not being with the … Continue reading

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