Pumpkin Streusel Coffee cake

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It’s fall here in NY, and as the weather starts to gets nippy, I’m inspired to to bake with seasonal spices like cinnamon and nutmeg. This cake is a sweet, seasonal breakfast treat that everyone in our house enjoyed. We are currently a group of six. Two of our boys are away at […]

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Tomatoes with Thai Basil Dressing

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I grew four different types of basil this summer and all of them did very well. The one kind I didn’t grow is Thai basil, and based on how many times I bought it at our farmer’s market this summer, I’ll definitely try to grow my own next summer. The star of this recipe […]

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Dill Pickles

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I have been doing a lot of cooking during this summer of pandemic, but I have been primarily relying on my favorite, tried-and-true recipes. That said, I have made a few new recipes this summer and these dill pickles are one of them.Dill pickles are surprisingly easy to make. If you see pickling cucumbers at […]

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Celery Soup

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I periodically buy celery for specific recipes and never use all of it. I was speaking to my sisters, who said that they make ‘ants on a log’ with their extra celery, but that didn’t sound too appealing to me, so I decided to use my extra celery to make celery soup, and I […]

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Cowboy Bean Salad with Lime Dressing

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As the weather gets warmer, I enjoy making big salads that will keep in the refrigerator for a couple of days. They’re great for a quick lunch or side dish. Serve this dish with chips and you have a great appetizer.Because the avocado is bathed in dressing, it won’t turn brown! If you don’t […]

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Roasted Butternut Squash Soup

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I bought a giant bag of cubed butternut squash at Costco a couple of months ago and it has been kicking around in my freezer. My mother bought the same bag and roasted some as a side-dish for dinner and didn’t love it. I love roasted vegetables, but based on my mom’s review I […]

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Polenta Florentine

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The photo isn’t so great, but this is a dish I make regularly, so I wanted to add the recipe to the blog. My husband and I love this dish. It uses something that for years I walked right by in a supermarket without paying any attention to it – a tube of polenta. […]

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Carrot and White Bean Burgers

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I love experimenting with veggie burgers, and in my book, this recipe is a winner. It’s very tasty even without condiments and when you first make them, they hold together pretty well. My husband and I ate them for a couple of days, because of course, the boys wanted nothing to do with them. When […]

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Creamy Butternut Squash Soup

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It has been a pretty mild winter so far in NYC, but we’ve had the occasional really cold day that makes you yearn for a bowl of creamy, hot soup. I made a butternut squash soup a couple of weeks ago that called for an apple and spices like cinnamon and sugar. It reminded me […]

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Instant Pot Lentil and Spinach Soup

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The temperature is starting to drop here in NYC, and when the cold weather arrives there’s nothing better than a warm bowl of soup. Our vegetarian son is slowly but surely working his magic on us, so we’re eating more vegetarian dishes now than we ever have before. We haven’t completely given up meat, […]

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