Tag Archives: kid favorites

Mushroom Stuffing

My nephew, Sam, is a vegetarian. If it weren’t for him I wouldn’t have developed this recipe. As you know from my previous post, I’m a big fan of stuffing cooked inside the turkey. Of course, one can’t do that … Continue reading

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Fresh Figs with Proscuitto

The first time I ever saw, touched, and tasted a fresh fig was a revelation. My knowledge of figs until then was mostly confined to Fig Newtons. I didn’t even know what a fresh fig looked like until I saw … Continue reading

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Simple, Fresh-Squeezed Lemonade

Spring is officially here and summer is just around the corner. Time for a tall pitcher of cool, freshly made lemonade! Last weekend, our neighborhood sponsored a yard sale. The kids ran a lemonade stand/bake sale to raise money for charity. … Continue reading

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Cut-Out Christmas Cookies

Growing up, my family made only one kind of cookie at Christmas time: cut-out Christmas cookies. MM and I continue the tradition today. This year, by the time we’re done, we’ll have made five batches to eat and give away. Our list of friends and … Continue reading

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Thanksgiving Gravy

This is it: turkey day is approaching. Plenty of cooks who manage very well all year panic when Thanksgiving approaches. How do you cook the perfect turkey? What is stuffing, anyway? Yikes, gravy! How do you make that? I’ve received a request from … Continue reading

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Revisiting the Iceberg Wedge

Since I moved to the Washington, DC area, I’ve been invited to join a couple of cooking groups. This is a new thing for me. I’ve never been involved in a cooking group before, and now I’m in two! One … Continue reading

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Favorite Grilled Flank Steak

It’s a beautiful fall here in the DC area, and I’m trying to eek out every evening of outdoor time. We had some friends over the other evening and I pulled out one of my easiest and all time favorite recipes for … Continue reading

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A Taste of My Hometown

When I was a kid, every summer over the Fourth of July, the Jubilee, a carnival, came to my hometown of Bryan in Northwest Ohio. It set up around the courthouse square in the middle of town. This was big … Continue reading

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In the Beginning, the Egg

I love eggs. I grew up in a small town in northern Ohio. Summers were spent at a lake surrounded by farms in northern Indiana. The farms of my childhood were all small and family-owned. There was usually a coop where … Continue reading

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