Category Archives: Main Dish

Accidental Brunswick Stew

Okay, I have to tell you about this photo. It's a bit off center, not because I'm not a brilliant photographress, which in all modesty I'm not. But because I wanted to show off that fabu hand-woven kitchen towel in … Continue reading

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Homey Pasta Shell Lasagna

It's snowing outside. And I am totally in the mood for a homey granny meal. Something that warms my cockles as well as my guts. Something that brings back happy childhood memories. I'll have to go find me some. NO, … Continue reading

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Guacamole Soup. I Totally Made This Up.

Do you remember that one time when your teenage son–who has always been terribly shy about having friends over and could not be talked into having a party to save his life and you despaired that he'd never get married … Continue reading

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Easy Peasy Puddin’ Pie – Coconut Rice Pudding

All right, my little cooking children. There are no words to describe this week's confection. Except to say that it comes from my Ecuadorian neighbors (who may have made it up and it may not be the national dish of … Continue reading

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Fresh Tomato Soup

Today's recipe is perfect. It's easy, delicious, and uses up all those extra tomatoes you had to pull off the vines last night before the hard freeze. AND, you can make it in big batches and freeze it in little … Continue reading

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Prosciutto and Radicchio Stuffed Shells

Halllooooo! And welckome to the Frrrrench Chef! Yeah, you thought I was Julia Child, didn't you? Especially the way I hung all over that cccckckckkk-sound in "Welckome". The venerable Mrs. Child did have an astonishingly unique speech pattern, did she … Continue reading

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Easy Red Beans and Rice

About a bazillion years ago I played Liza in Seven Brides for Seven Brothers at a little theater in West Yellowstone, Montana. My groom, Dan, was played by a dear friend who had spent a few years in Louisiana and LOVED … Continue reading

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Chicken Tortilla Soup-ahhhhhh

My sister calls this little soup an "Elixir." Doesn't that sound so much more edible and evocative than "Soup"? Chicken Tortilla Elixir. It brings love and prosperity to all who eat it. I know this to be true. For I … Continue reading

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Lazy Lasagna. Seriously. No. I Mean It.

Hello, my dears. Yes. We are eating again at my house. Can you believe it? It's gotten so busy around this joint that I've had to resort to the simplest of meals. And while I never used to consider Lasagna … Continue reading

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Green Chicken Sopa = Chicken Enchilada Casserole

Righte-o. Today we have a dish that will make your arteries slam shut. Listen: you can hear them now, in anticipation of eating this paean to pulchritudinous poultry provender. Or put another way, this awesome comfort food. Do not think … Continue reading

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