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Looking for green-bean magic

I finally decided the answer to the mystery is the french-fried onions, but it wasn’t answer enough for me. The fact that everyone I know has green-bean casserole for Thanksgiving certainly can’t be about that insipid cream of mushroom soup. … Continue reading

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Gourmet masquerade

I’m not a gourmet cook. I don’t use exotic ingredients or fancy presentations. I don’t use obscure cooking methods, or dabble in recipes that require anything more than the basic kinds of utensils. No, I’m more of an ordinary-food-with-an-extra-kick cook. … Continue reading

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Souped-up veggies

Now and then I get tired of vegetables just cooked and plopped on a plate. Even adding spices and herbs doesn’t relieve the tedium, especially in winter, when there aren’t as many kinds of fresh vegetables available. I could cream … Continue reading

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Beans & rice–do I have to?

We’re off to Nicaragua for lunch this Friday, I told George, and he shook his head. “Not me,” he said. “I have to go to Green Bay.” I knew I was on my own. It’s week two of Lent, and … Continue reading

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To Tanzania for lunch

George and I went to Tanzania for lunch today. The fact that I’m writing this in my own living room is your tipoff that we didn’t board a plane to get there. Our ticket to this adventure was a Catholic … Continue reading

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Too simple for words–but you’re going to get them anyway

“Hot town, summer in the city, back of my neck gettin’ dirty and gritty…” –The Lovin’ Spoonful It’s nice and cool in the house, though, with the blinds mostly closed and the AC units on. Is it any wonder that … Continue reading

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…and the men liked it, too

Someone once told me men like meat-and-potatoes and women like casseroles. If that’s true, I think the main reason is that the casseroles are more fun to make. There’s something satisfying about mixing and stirring and combining and assembling, and … Continue reading

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Sweet peppers and my sweetie

When I first married George, I had no idea that it was a love-me-love-my-peppers sort of proposition. It wasn’t a deal-breaker, you understand. I didn’t MIND peppers. I had just never embraced them with George’s enthusiasm. I’d dutifully add them … Continue reading

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