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Food Post! Gnocchi! a la cooking school!

If you haven’t made gnocchi before, you must. If you haven’t tried it before, you must. They actually sell it in the grocery stores in vacuum sealed bags in small little boxes. The grocery store version is a poor imitation, … Continue reading

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Does food equal comfort? and swiss steak recipe!

Tonight’s menu, Swiss Steak, is a really good comfort food, and easy to prep and plop in the crock pot for when we’re at Dance Class tonight. I’ll be trying the Culinary text book recipe, and it cooks for 1.5-2hrs … Continue reading

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finding a balance of food professionally and emotionally

I am sitting here pondering last night’s post. I had a record number of hits on it today;60 of you read it. I can only imagine it was because it got personal and it struck a chord. Food, weight, body … Continue reading

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the kids all say, “It tastes better than I thought it would, Mama.”

if you look in the lower left you can see the ripping leaves! The bane of my evening!   Chinese stuffed cabbage rolls.  Why would they be a challenge? Hasn’t everyone’s grandma made stuffed cabbage rolls at one point or … Continue reading

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I think I have a future as a food critic!

I know its been a while. First, our internet server was changed, and we’ve been w/o service for a few days, and the kids and I went on a 4-h trip to Boise over the weekend. Now I’m back, and … Continue reading

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Shirred eggs, turkey burgers, buckwheat crepes with apples and sausage, pork chimichurri, and BONE MARROW!

Shirred eggs, turkey burgers, buckwheat crepes with apples and sausage, pork chimichurri kabobs with grilled sweet potatoes ; this has been our menu the past few days. The shear variety has spoiled us. Gone are the days of meatloaf Monday, … Continue reading

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I am definitely NOT french!

I think its a total and complete myth that the French eat lots of butter, cheese and drink lots of wine and yet are svelte. hm. I admit their portions are smaller, and they most likely eat “cleaner” than we … Continue reading

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ANYTHING will taste good 2 hours past the dinner hour!

Its been a long weekend. The poor consomme had its starts and stops….first was the building of the brown stock. FYI, Cold water is one of the secrets to a clear stock.  After that I got my mirepoix in the … Continue reading

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Holy Cow! Dinner was better than expected tonight!

Holy Cow! Dinner was better than expected tonight! Ever had one of those nights when you open the cupboards and things are getting a bit bare? You know, when you’re getting down to the obscure cans of ingredients and the … Continue reading

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veloute schmouloute! blah!

blah! the rule of thumb is: your sauce will only be as good as your stock. Amen to that! I used the turkey stock I had made after Christmas. I defrosted it and proceeded with the veloute. Well, we’re nearing … Continue reading

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