Bagels!

Welcome to 2017!  The weather here has been gloomy, rainy and often times a bit chilly.  After the holiday. those winter-time blues can set in.  When I’m feeling blue what do I do?  Cook! New Years day was no different.  It was raining, wet, and cold.  After church and cooking a traditional New Year meal …

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Crispy Meatloaf

There was a time that I use to make excuses for not updating this blog more often.  Not anymore!  There was also a time that I thought I would have more time to do things like this at retirement.  Not anymore!  The truth is that I am probably as busy now if not busier than …

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Making Leftovers New

First off, it has been a long haul…..literally.  Hubby, Eric, and I just completed over a 3,500 miles of cross country driving.  No we are not truckers  and after this road trip are glad of it.  I for one admire those long-haul drivers.  We went on the very first road trip in retirement, traveling across …

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It’s Chili Time

While growing up I remember my mother making chili.  The ingredients were ground beef, onions, canned kidney beans, canned tomatoes and tomato juice.  The canned vegetables contain salt and still the dish was seasoned again and Mexicana Chili Powder.  The chili powder was made into a paste with a few tablespoons of white flour for …

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Getting the Most from Leftovers

Have you ever noticed that so many recipes and especially prepackaged items serve 4?  What about when you are cooking for 1 or 2?  I seldom buy prepackaged foods.  Most of my cooking is from scratch and there are a number of websites where you can easily adjust recipes to the proper serving size.  Then …

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