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New Social Network for Home Cooks

We have officially started our social network for home cooks. Visit Recipe Idea Shop to become a member, add and find recipes, and converse with other people who like to cook! ~Lois Recipe Idea Shop, a community of cooks where delicious … Continue reading

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Risotto is a creamy rice side dish or you can eat is as a main dish. It is made from Arborio rice. I made some on Saturday night to accompany Italian Chicken and Indian Ratatouille. Risotto Serves 6 Ingredients: 1 … Continue reading

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Baked Ziti

One of the casseroles my two youngest children, Roni and Nessa, loved when they were young was Baked Ziti. A Quaker friend, Mary Jane Foley, brought Baked Ziti often to potluck gatherings and the girls loved it. Mary Jane made … Continue reading

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Just in time for picnics: Potato Salad

Foodista posted 10 Potato Salad recipes. They look scrumptious. I will try some and let you know how they are. If you try them, be sure to come back and comment about them! ~Lois

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Sour Cream Cinnamon Crumb Coffee Cake

I wanted to bring coffee cake to work today because one of our grant sponsors was coming to visit us to discuss a couple of projects. I found a terrific coffee cake in a cookbook by daughter Erin gave me … Continue reading

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Colorful Stir Fry Veggies and Dill Sauce

We had a delicious stir fry tonight, along with half a baked potato and a grilled pork chop.  The pork chop was lean and the stir fry was colorful, just the way Dr. Oz says we are supposed to eat. … Continue reading

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Dreary Day: Good for Lasagna

Yesterday was Saturday and I was home alone. Don went to stay with his mother for the weekend while his sister and brother-in-law have a weekend off. I wasn’t able to go because I had to work on Friday, but … Continue reading

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Quinoa, Fruit & Nuts Salad

I enjoy finding and making delicious new recipes. Because I often take these new foods to work where we have some employees with wheat allergies and others who are vegetarian, I also try to find recipes that are wheat-free and … Continue reading

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Crock Pot: Chicago-style Italian Beef Sandwiches

I have been hungry for a Chicago-style Italian Beef Sandwich so today I decided to make one.  It was very good and we really enjoyed it. Don said it was about as good as you can get, not being in … Continue reading

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IDEA I love broccoli. I eat it raw, steamed, in soup, with cheese sauce, in salads, served with hollandaise sauce, stir fried, over pasta, sautéed in olive oil, as broccoli salad, in an omelet or frittata, made into a Quiche. Whew! There are … Continue reading

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