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Roasted Butternut Squash Salad with Warm Cider Vinaigrette

In the panoply of Thanksgiving dishes, salads seem to get short shrift. That is both understandable and regrettable. A good salad is a welcome addition to the rotation of salads we can call upon apart from the holidays. A great … Continue reading

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Sassy Sweet Potatoes

When it comes to serving root vegetables at Thanksgiving, it was traditional to serve them slathered in butter, brown sugar, and calories. This was especially true for squashes and sweet potatoes. Well, there was a noteworthy rebellion against such sweet … Continue reading

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Brussels Sprouts Cacio e Pepe

Now that brussels sprouts are the size of small cabbages, we use them frequently as a vegetable side dish. This recipe is called brussels sprouts cacio e pepe, a nod to the famous pasta dish in the city of Rome. … Continue reading

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Mashed Potato-Stuffed Meatloaf

As we have commented on previously, there are famous local establishments that make “juicy Lucy” cheeseburgers in which the cheese is actually inside the burger patty rather than the traditional melted on top. Well, we had leftover mashed potatoes and … Continue reading

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Instant Pot Beef Barbacoa

The Instant Pot® is an indispensable addition to our cooking options. The ability to take what is normally a tougher cut of meat and turn that cut into something both tender and delicious was once the sole province of slow … Continue reading

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Bell Peppers Stuffed with Bean Chili

This is the promised follow-up to the bean chili recipe. As noted in the previous post, chef Claire Thomson, in her book The Art of the Pantry (2017), gives three ways of serving the bean chili. We chose to use … Continue reading

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Bean Chili with Cinnamon and Bay

Culling and reorganizing our canned and packaged goods on hand was this past week’s major project. After completing this thankless task, we are fervent advocates for standardization of expiration dates on food labels. Too often, this information is surreptitiously relegated … Continue reading

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Butternut Squash Soup

We have an abundance of butternut squash this autumn. In keeping with a conviction to eat more homemade soups, we decided to try a squash soup recipe. There are no shortage of such recipes, so we perused the list until … Continue reading

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Instant Pot Pot Roast

We continue to sing the praises of our Instant Pot®. Whenever we let the afternoon get away from us without the pre-planning necessary for a nice dinner, the Instant Pot® comes to our rescue. This recipe is another winner; we … Continue reading

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Garlic and Cumin Rubbed Chicken

This baked chicken recipe comes from Pati Jinich, whose cooking show, Pati’s Mexican Table, is carried on PBS stations. The link is here. She pointed out it is not difficult to buy a whole chicken, cut it into serving pieces … Continue reading

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