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Month: June 2011

Hearty Blue Cheese And Bacon Burgers

Hearty Blue Cheese And Bacon Burgers

I almost misspelled hearty as “healthy” – NOT!  Ah, but remember my Dad’s wise advice: Anything in moderation is fine. This is a great, hearty way to mix up your everyday burger recipe. The ingredients I use yield 6 thick n juicy burgers. In a […]

Meatloaf {sorta} Just Like Mom Used To Make

Meatloaf {sorta} Just Like Mom Used To Make

I say SORTA because I took my Mom’s original recipe and made several changes – so many, in fact, that my version is but a distant cousin to hers. Maybe the title should be “Definitely NOT Mom’s Meatloaf!” The most significant change is that I […]

{Insert clever name} Chicken in Sherry Cream Sauce

{Insert clever name} Chicken in Sherry Cream Sauce

I love love LOVE this chicken dish, its balance of tanginess provided by the lemon juice and sour cream coupled with the sweet, distinctive flavor of the sherry.  My second mom came up with this recipe a long time ago (when I was in high […]

15 Bean Soup With Smoked Ham

15 Bean Soup With Smoked Ham

Winter time is homemade soup season. This soup can be cooked on the stovetop, or in a pressure cooker if you have one. The recipe is based on a pressure cooker’s decreased cook time. I find that the quick soak method of cooking the beans […]


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