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Herb Roasted Winter Vegetables

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Y’all, it finally snowed here.  Really snowed. I was starting to think that PA had pretty lame winters because we haven’t gotten than two inches of snow at a time this season.  Even KY was…

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Local Dish: Quebec City


Tim and I took a trip North this past weekend to Quebec City, Canada.  This may seem like a strange destination for February, when many folks are dreaming of tropical locales, but we had great…

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Beef Stroganov

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February made me shiver With every (student) paper I deliver… Although it was probably unintentional, Don Mclean got the essence of a teacher’s February: grading.  That’s why this week’s post is late.  I spent my…

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Red Beans and Rice

Tex-Mex Red Beans and Rice

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This recipe has history.  It’s one of the first full meals I remember cooking away from home in my dorm’s kitchen.  It’s one of the few recipes that required absolutely no change when I married…

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Soup collage

In Our Bowls: Soups!

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Now that the holidays have passed, it’s time to hunker down and stick it out through the cold, grey months of winter.  Thankfully, a great bowl of hot soup can help make at least part…

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Coconut Cake with Lemon Curd


Baking is a luxury.  There’s something about setting aside a morning to put together a cake that just feels extravagant.  It isn’t practical and doesn’t check off any boxes.  Taking the time to bake means…

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