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Mini Turkey Meatloaf with Roasted Red Peppers, Spinach & Feta

I am pretty surprised myself that I’m proudly posting a recipe for meatloaf. What a frumpy food! I associate meatloaf with flavorless, dense, brown, sad clumps of meat stuffed with artificially-sweetened ketchup and some misery. That’s my dramatic way of saying that I don’t really like meatloaf. My first, and most intelligent, issue with it […]

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{Crock Pot} Creamy Chicken & Spinach Soup with Pumpkin Biscuits

Feeling sick is the worst. “The worst,” however, can be mitigated. I’ve come down with something in the last couple of days, nothing big, but enough that I can’t breathe with my mouth closed and am definitely not the pretty little bride I was just the weekend before last!  Helping the situation:  1) My sweet […]

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Creamy Ranch Burgers (and Burger Bar Tips)

Feeding a crowd is an overwhelming proposition that I find myself in so very often. I maintain composure and espouse a thoroughly relaxed attitude until about an hour before party time. Then it all comes crumbling down and I turn into the queen diva of the kitchen, bossing around my dogs and anyone with thumbs […]

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Peri-Peri Chicken & Chorizo Roast with Zucchini and Cherry Tomatoes

Peri Peri, pronounced “pee-ree” is billed as a Portuguese spice blend, but its roots are African. The blend gets its potency from African bird’s eye chili, and the name is also from Africa (“peri” means “pepper” in Swahili).  I was given a can of a delightful mix made be Cape Herb & Spice Company from […]

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Ravioli Bake for a Crowd

“Canned food is a perversion,” Ignatius said. “I suspect that it is ultimately very damaging to the soul.”  – Confederacy of Dunces, by John Kennedy Toole.  Although I generally agree with eccentric Igantius’ aversion to packaged foods, desperate times call for desperate measures. Desperate times include those times when your BF reminds you that weeks […]

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