Category Archives: Recipes

Texican Pantry Chili

Our refrigerator freezer is back in action.  The thing was only 2 years old and needed major repairs!  I don’t understand how things work anymore.  We’ve had appliances that were 15 years old that never needed repair.  If only they … Continue reading

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Dashi Poached Chicken Soup with Bok Choy

Our refrigerator freezer has been broken for about a week.  Although parts and repair are expensive, it would be economically irrational to toss it and buy another.  Of course, the warranty has expired.  We have moved what we could to … Continue reading

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Mushroom Soup Meatloaf

In the beginning before the newness had worn off our marriage, I continually tried to please my husband with food.  It wasn’t that hard because his mother’s food was more plentiful than interesting and her mother came from Ireland in … Continue reading

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Pistou Soup with Smoked Ham

Pistou soup is a delicious, hearty vegetable soup from Provence, France.  Choosing to spend our winters in Northeast Pennsylvania, it’s only normal that stews, roasts, soups and heavier fare are a large part of our winter menu and I was … Continue reading

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Braised Oxtails with Spicy Bok Choy

My mom made oxtails frequently (at that time they were cheap).  Everyone loved them because of the generous meat portions that enrobed the bones and the rich onion gravy she “smothered” them with.  This was usually accompanied by rice and … Continue reading

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Easy Miso Tuna with Radish Coleslaw

This miso marinated fresh tuna would be an elegant addition to a tapas and drinks party.  However, I’m back in Honesdale now and even my husband balks at rare tuna, which is the only way it should be served, according … Continue reading

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Hearty French Goulash

This is a good, simple winter recipe that I found in the French Saveurs magazine.  It was just what was needed with the drizzly, miserable weather we were having. I love this pot and although I have another like it … Continue reading

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