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Yellow Squash Challenge: Baked Chicken with Yellow Squash and Green Olives in Lemonade Vinaigrette

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    And all the people said, “Wow, it’s about time…” Well, Erika posted her delicious looking squash recipe days ago, and I, as usual, am a tad tardy posting mine.  However,  if… Continue reading

Bonus Post: My Sunday Morning Treat – Whole Wheat Scones

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  Okay, okay…  I know I’m supposed to be doing a post on squash…  But I didn’t make it to the farmers market last weekend.  Boo!  Hiss!  So my squash post will be… Continue reading

Challenge: Let Them Eat Squash!

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We’re baaaack….  Just when you thought it was safe to venture into your kitchen…  NO!  Erika and I are back from our long hiatus and ready to blog! AND, just as you can… Continue reading

Chili Challenge: Everything but the Kitchen Sink Chili!

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I hate to admit it, but Erika has me beat for creativity on this one.  Still…  there’s plenty to be said for really good “plain ‘ole” chili.  Okay, it’s not totally plain, because… Continue reading

Challenge: It’s chili outside… Grab a bowl and some crackers!

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After a long, long, long, holiday break we’re back!!!  And, despite the fact that I still haven’t answered the last challenge (yes, I’m the one that issued it), I’m ready to issue another… Continue reading

It’s Turkey Time… Well, Almost…

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I love Thanksgiving.  I didn’t always, but now that I’m in charge of the cookery, I love it very much.  (Did I mention that I’m a control freak?)  This year, we’re hosting 8… Continue reading

Challenge: Butternut Squash Soup!

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A first rate soup is more creative than a second rate painting.  ~  Abraham Maslow   I love soup.  Love, love, love soup.  Did I mention I love soup?  Every time I go… Continue reading

Quick-ish Oven Braised Pork Over Smashed Potatoes

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Okay, so maybe it isn’t exactly fair to call any braise “quick,” but this one uses smaller pieces of pork and is, accordingly, quicker than most.  My family loves the apple-y pork flavor,… Continue reading

Extra Special Challenge: Jennie’s recipes!

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It was truly a pleasure to cook with Erika again during our Labor Day visit to Arkansas.  Those ribs you see in her pictures absolutely tasted even better than they look.  Erika’s sauce… Continue reading

Eggplant Challenge: Spicy Veggie Nuggets!

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Eggplant can really serve as a meat substitute in the purest sense of the word, and this recipe is intended to prove it.  I formed this ground meat alternative mixture into little nuggets… Continue reading

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