Minestrone Soup (slow cooker)


Minestrone is a thick soup containing vegetables and pasta. The word originated from the Italian language word minestrare, which means to serve.  Continue reading

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Mulligatawny Soup (slow cooker)

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Mulligawtany Soup shown with fresh grated apple.

Mulligatawny is the Anglicized version of the Tamil words for “pepper water” or “pepper broth.” Continue reading

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Kohlrabi Soup

Kohlrabi (baby)Kohlrabi is a crispy, crunchy alien-looking vegetable that you can prepare in more ways than you ever thought possible. Don’t be put off by its appearance even if it does look like someone teleported a Martian vegetable right into your kitchen. Continue reading

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Savory Brunch Crepe

Brunch on the back deck. What could be better?

Savory crepes are generally made with non-wheat flours such as buckwheat. I use a nice blend of buckwheat and rice flours for my crepes; then throw in some zucchini, herbs, and sesame seeds. The filling for the crepes is simple yet elegant: Lightlife Ham Slices, Teleme cheese, sliced tomatoes, and a sprinkling of fresh thyme from my herb garden. Continue reading

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Baked Potato Soup

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I was asked the other day what could be done with leftover baked potatoes. My response was soup! Yes, soup. Imagine all the flavors associated with baked potatoes as you dip your spoon into a warm, comfort-food bowl of soup. Continue reading

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Caramel Chocolate Cookies

Ah…caramel and chocolate. What a flavor combination! One completes the other. Perfect for kids of all ages. For the chocolate, I use semi-sweet chocolate chips. For the caramel, I use dulce de leche. Continue reading

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Pizza Southwest-Style

This festive and tasty pizza is my riff on a southwest-style pizza. It has a combination of colors and flavors that I think you will like. The crust is a cross between deep dish and a warm, chewy flour tortilla – you’ll like that too. Although the prep for this recipe is extensive, your time will be well spent. Continue reading

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