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soup’s on : chicken barley soup

‘Tis the season… No, I’m not lost in a Christmas time warp. It’s the time of year when the mercury goes up and down like a yo-yo. When you want to get out for fresh air, but the weather holds you captive inside. When the germ potential on every possible surface is at an all-time…… Continue reading soup’s on : chicken barley soup

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soup’s on ~ ham and bean soup

It seems we’ve been eating a lot of ham and a lot of chicken.  You know how it is…something goes on sale and you stock up. We often have guests after church on Sundays, and I like to make something easy, something that doesn’t require much effort.  Ham is always a good go-to.  Plus, I…… Continue reading soup’s on ~ ham and bean soup

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baked beans

We recently shared our dinner table with a lovely couple.  We feasted on ham, baked potatoes, roasted carrots, a garden salad, and biscuits. As time permits, I like to make stock, soup, etcetera from bones.  When I thought about the potential of that old ham bone, I immediately decided on beans.  How would I meld ham and beans together…… Continue reading baked beans

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lobster leftovers…no really

Lobster leftovers.  Akin to bacon leftovers.  Or cheesecake. As mentioned before (here and here), we like to cook more than we need for a meal.  That’s the only way we have leftovers for rolls or sandwiches, and chowder. I believe I may need to try one of those delicious pasta recipes, as well. On the menu…… Continue reading lobster leftovers…no really

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cold days and comfort food

Following a few lovely days, we were faced with a cold and dreary one.  It could mean only one thing…comfort food.  Several of my kids’ favourite meals are comfort foods:  meatloaf, shepherd’s pie, chicken pot pie.  In fact, a couple of them would even choose this type of dinner for their special birthday meal.  I…… Continue reading cold days and comfort food