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Pasta E Fagioli Soup

September 7, 2011

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It’s getting to be that time of year again!  I love when the weather changes gets a cooler at night and a touch frosty in the morning, but still warm during the day.  If we are lucky, we get that through October.  Perfect season to start making soups and stews again.  Here is my take […]

Be your own Pizza Kitchen

August 30, 2011

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We have to admit that we occasionally crave pizza on Friday nights.  Even though our kids are usually going a hundred different directions, we are sometimes all home on Friday nights.  And when we are, we like to party a bit by eating pizza and watching a movie together.   Since we started making pizza at […]

Chicken Makhani

August 26, 2011

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I had this dish recently at our favorite Indian restaurant. So creamy and delicious! Papachef looked and looked for a recipe; the ones he found just didn’t sound right or were so complicated they could not be easily replicated by someone at home. So he combined several recipes and tweaked what he had to come […]

Robust Tortellini Soup

August 18, 2011

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Start with the chicken.  There are several different ways you can do this:  Boil three breasts and three thighs in seasoned water.  Let cool, shred. Pressure cook an entire chicken with an onion, celery, & carrots.  De-bone chicken; reserve broth. Make it fast & easy!  Use a Rotisserie chicken from Costco or you local grocer.  […]

Christmas Dinner

August 14, 2011

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We don’t have something we “always have” for Christmas dinner, but is seems to very often be a ham dinner.  We have some rules about Christmas day, however.  WE MUST STAY IN JAMMIES ALL DAY.   So, Merushka sets a beautiful table, we make a nice dinner with as many things cooked in advance as possible, […]

Broccoli Blue Cheese Bake

August 14, 2011

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This was the favorite new recipe of Christmas Dinner. It is creamy, flavorful, and just a tiny bit tangy.  I works equally well with cauliflower, or a mixture of both cauliflower and broccoli.  This will be appearing regularly on our table, but I will probably reduce the fat for more frequent consumption.  But for special […]

Mustard Sauce for Ham

August 14, 2011

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We got this recipe from PapaChef’s oldest sister, who got it from her ex-Mother-in-Law.  I think this is a very old-fashioned recipe, but it is very good and truly delicious with ham.  Easy, too! 1/2 c. canned tomato soup concentrate 1/2 c. mustard 1/2 c. white vinegar 1/2 c. sugar 1/2 c. butter 2 egg […]

Pasta Carbonara

August 14, 2011

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This is a very filling, easy, and delicious pasta dish.  Not so low-fat, but wonderful on occasion.  This is a kind of eggs & ham spaghetti. 1 1/2 lbs. spaghetti, cooked al dente 1 cup chopped, diced ham.  You can also use 1/2 lb. bacon,         pancetta, canadian bacon, etc.  In this instance I used leftover Christmas […]

Crockpot Italian Stew

August 14, 2011

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We are so busy some evenings!  It seems this semester we are rarely home at the same time for dinner.  Some nights our best bet is to leave something simmering in the crockpot, and allow everyone to help themselves as they come in the door.  Not my favorite meal time tradition, but at least this […]

How to make a basic stew

August 14, 2011

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Who does not love a delicious stew filled with tender meat and soft veggies covered with savory sauce?   There is nothing better in the world than coming home and smelling stew simmering in your slow cooker or dutch oven.  It is a bit of heaven on earth. My friend Blondie and I decided that a […]