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Month: April 2012

Simple Chickpea Salad With Lemon, Parmesan, and Herbs

Simple Chickpea Salad With Lemon, Parmesan, and Herbs

I discovered this versatile and flavor-packed recipe in a Bon App├ętit magazine from last year. As a result I always keep a can of chickpeas in my pantry for a spontaneous salad based on what else I’ve got on hand. Try some variety, such as […]

Shepherd’s Pie, American Style

Shepherd’s Pie, American Style

Shepherd’s Pie is an English dish, traditionally made with ground or diced lamb, hence the name. Americans usually make it with ground beef, which is actually called “cottage pie” by the English. However it’s known, Shepherd’s Pie is basically a layered casserole of cooked meat […]

Southern Greens – Just Like Mama Used To Make!

Southern Greens – Just Like Mama Used To Make!

A staple in many Southern homes, this side dish is packed full of nutrition – assuming you don’t overcook it, as is the traditional Southern way. I prefer to cook the greens for about 30 minutes, to retain the nutrients and flavor. Trader Joe’s sells […]


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