Category Archives: Appetizers

Potato Kale and Breakfast Sausage Soup

Thio This is a light simple soup that has a ton of flavor thanks to the kale and breakfast sausage. I used a mild turkey sausage to make it healthier, but pork would work so well. Do not use a … Continue reading

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Cream of Squash and Turnip Soup

Roasting the vegetables really gives this soup a great flavor. It can be served in chunks instead of creamed if a heartier soup is wanted. Cream of Roast Squash 1 lb red potatoes skinned and cut into large bites 1 … Continue reading

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Meatballs with Sweet Plum Sauce

These are a perfect addition to any sports event party, or any party, or as a personal snack. Nothing says these cannot be a main course as well. Veal Meatballs with Sweet Plum Sauce for meatballs 1 lb ground veal … Continue reading

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(Not) In Our Kitchen

We recently visited some friends for a long weekend and as thanks for a free place to stay we cooked one day. Here are some photos of their fantastic kitchen and our meal. I really liked the chalk board as … Continue reading

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Garbanzo Soup

The slow-cooked beans really bring a fantastic flavor to this simple soup adapted from The Silver Spoon. Creamed Garbanzo Bean Soup 1 cup dried garbanzos soaked in cold water overnight then drained 1 onion, sliced thin 3 cups chicken stock … Continue reading

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Carrot and Red Bell Pepper Soup

The secret to this soup is the toasted bread rubbed with garlic. Dip it or pour the soup over it at the bottom of the bowl. The other secret is really fresh carrots and bell pepper. Carrot and Roasted Red … Continue reading

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Sunday Suppers: Summer Gourmet

It’s too hot to cool down the car and drive off to a restaurant. Crank up the AC and make these dishes instead. Tomato Gorgonzola Soup Pepper-Crusted Rack of Lamb over Creamy Cannellini Beans Mint Granita  

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