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Oven Fried Eggplant

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I’ve been away.  Bad food blogger.  But I’ve been finishing up my latest book, knocking out revisions and getting it ready to go out the door, and sadly, food blogging is what typically slides because I’m back to old favorites rather than creating new recipes.  But one of the things I did try was a […]

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Sesame Rice

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I made a sort of Asian themed salmon last week (recipe coming on Wednesday) that I really wanted an Asian sort of rice as a side.  But I didn’t really have the calorie budget or inclination to make any kind of fried rice.  So I tried this experiment in my rice cooker.  It was easy […]

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Pepper, Bean and Pasta Salad

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I love pasta salad.  It’s just one of those things that says “summer” to me.  Toss in some pasta, whatever’s in season, some kind of dressing, maybe some cheese, and voila.  Instant and delicious side.  This one isn’t gluten free, though it could be made so easily by using your preferred GF pasta.  Serves 5 […]

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Three Mushroom Risotto

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I love mushrooms.  They’re such a marvelous vegetable.  Okay technically they’re a fungus, but who likes to think of them like that?  But they’re packed with nutrients, incredibly low cal and delicious.  So when I found, not only fresh oyster mushrooms, but fresh shitaki mushrooms as well at my local Asian market, I really wanted […]

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Blackened Potato Wedges

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We’ve been on a Cajun kick lately.  Hubby requested blackened potato wedges the other day to go with the andouille and gouda sausages I picked up from Sam’s over the weekend (jury is still out on those, btw…they need to be IN something, and I don’t yet know what).  I did a search and came […]

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Beef and Mushroom Cream Cheese Dip

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Desperation is the mother of invention.   Hubby really, really wanted some kind of dip to watch with the game, we had no Velveeta, and I was so not going to the grocery.   So, making do with what we have, I put together this man-friendly dip out of cream cheese, beef, mushrooms, and rotel.  The […]

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Roasted Red Pepper and Corn Pasta Salad

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Hubby declared we were going on a picnic this weekend.  In the name of “good served cold or room temp” I opted to make a pasta salad.  Pasta salad is one of those dishes that is a good “pull random stuff from the fridge and pantry” kind of thing.  Every time I make it it’s […]

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Retake Homemade: Baked Croutons

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I don’t know about you, but I was never a natural salad eater.  My dad would eat it, drowned in ranch (thus eliminating the healthy part), and mom wouldn’t touch it.  So I was 12 or 13 before I was ever really exposed to salad eating families.  And what got me through was not dressing, […]

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Scalloped Fingerling Potatoes

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There is nothing healthy about this dish, so if you came by expecting my usual diet friendly fare, you might want to turn around.  This was what I decided to do with the other half of the fingerling potatoes I roasted.  Scalloped or au gratin potatoes.  OMG YUM.  I didn’t calculate the nutrition info on […]