Category Archive: Vegetables

Garlic Mashed Potatoes


I have been on a comfort food kick lately. It must be the the cold and wet weather and lack of sunshine. This is my favorite mashed potato recipe. Yukon gold potatoes have a beautiful yellow color that looks buttery to begin with. They are a thin skinned potato so I like to leave the skins …

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Ellie Let Me Down


I have tried some Ellie Krieger recipes in the past and have had tremendous success with them. Those culinary delights were dancing in my head when I saw her new cookbook “So Easy” at Costco the other day. This cookbook had to come home with me. My daughter Katy and I went through it page …

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Grandma’s Vegetable Soup


My love of food and cooking comes from my mother and her mother who loved spending time in the kitchen. My grandmother was an incredible baker and cook. Her bread and rolls were delicious! It is no wonder that my mom and I enjoy baking so much, it is in our genes! Grandma was a …

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Creamy Chili-Corn Soup with Chicken and Black Beans


Hunger hits, it is getting close to dinner time, you forgot to take the meat out of the freezer to thaw for your planned meal and take-out does not fit into your food plan today. Has this ever happened to you? If truth be told, frequently my daughter Katy asks me to go shopping and well, you know, one hour …

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Pork Caramelized Onion & Gruyère Sandwiches

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Pork roast is something I enjoy making and eating when it is fresh. I love left overs, but with pork roast I don’t know why, but I have to turn the leftovers into something new. In  my search for a creative way to give new life to some leftover pork roast, I stumbled across a nice sounding …

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