Tag Archives: Celery

My Cheatin’ Heart – Will Tell on Me – When It Comes to Cooking I Sometimes Look for Shortcuts – Chicken Alfredo – This Dish Takes a Long Time if I Prepare a Marinade of My Own and Alfredo Sauce from Scratch – BUT – La la la…Kraft and Bertolli Did It for Me –

SO, how did I cheat? One jar of Kraft Italian Dressing and one jar of Bertolli’s Alfredo Sauce. My cheatin’ heart has told on me! (Remember that old country song by Patsy Cline, Your Cheatin’ Heart Will Tell on You…yes…’tis true, … Continue reading

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Asian Fried Rice – My Version – Flavored with S&B Japanese Traditional Seasoning – Compliments of My Japanese Friend – This Spice Blend Made My Fried Rice Special –

  Asian fried rice is a fabulous dish and is simple to prepare. I have my own recipe that contains the same basic ingredients each time. There is one difference today, the addition of a spice mixture, S&B Nanami Togarashi, that my Japanese friend … Continue reading

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Stuffing for Two – As Thanksgiving Day Draws Near – Traditional Turkey and Stuffing Comes to Mind – We Will Go Out with Friends to a Restaurant – But at Home Today Traditional Stuffing Was on the Menu –

Stuffing would usually be scooped into the cavity of a turnkey or into a baking dish for Thanksgiving Day, but today I baked it in these two mini-casserole dishes instead. We enjoyed a meal with stuffing on the side. This is an easy dish … Continue reading

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Meal with Little Preparation – Place Chicken in Baking Dish – Season – Put Seasoned Chicken in the Oven – REST – Raw Vegetables and Fruit Make Healthy Sides – Eat It – Enjoy It –

  I like to cook most of the time. Today I wanted to rest from cooking. I knew just what to do. I thawed half a chicken, which is all the two of us need for a meal. I seasoned … Continue reading

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Wild Salmon Better than Farm Raised Salmon – Probably True – But Wild Salmon Tastes Too Wild for Me – How to Take the Wild Taste out of Wild Salmon – For Me It Had to be Done – Recipe Developing Success – Salmon Flavor from Wild to Mild –

This is my first attempt at developing a recipe that lessens the strong taste of wild salmon, which I, personally, do not like. The last time we bought salmon we chose wild salmon rather than farm-raised, because I’d read it was … Continue reading

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Steve Wanted Sausage – I Wanted Soup – Hurrah for Sausage Soup – Made from Italian Sausages – Lots of Veggies – Cream Tops it Off at the End –

Italian Sausage and Vegetable Soup: Ingredients: Chopped Onion Chopped Celery Chopped Carrot Chopped Mushrooms Chopped Potato Chopped Cabbage Chopped Red Bell Pepper Chicken Stock or Broth Spices – Optional – a little of each – dried basil, oregano, rosemary, thyme, … Continue reading

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Chicken and Dumplings for Two – Comfort Food – Made with Gluten-free All-purpose Flour – Expanding My Gluten-free Recipe Box –

I made these dumplings with Jules Gluten-free All-purpose Flour, which may be purchased at julesglutenfree.com. (It costs a small fortune, but it’s great flour.) The original recipe for chicken and dumplings came from allrecipes.com and called for wheat flour. I … Continue reading

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Pork Stew for Two – Using Pork Chops – One Skillet Preparation – Gravy Flavorful from Caramelized Onions and Mushrooms –

I made pork stew for two with pork chops. I used my cast iron skillet. It’s a great tool for stove-top meals that need to simmer without burning on the bottom. Any deep skillet or stove-top pan with a thick bottom will … Continue reading

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A Breakthrough in My Cooking Desires – Sauces that Do Not Contain Starchy Carbs – Moisture in Foods Wins with Me – Sauces Make that Happen – But Most that I’ve Made Contain Starchy Carbs or High Calorie Cheeses – Today I Prefer a More Healthful Sauce –

I wanted to make a sauce for pork, moist and sweet, but the sweetness had to be healthful, which to me meant less sugar and more fruit. I have a sweet tooth like most Americans. When I first went to a Chinese … Continue reading

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Potato Soup for Two – Simple – Easy – Quick – Delicious – Start to Finish – Forty-five Minutes –

Turn a potato into potato soup in forty-five minutes: 1) Chop a small onion, a few stalks of celery, and one peeled potato.  2) Saute the onion and celery in a combination of butter and olive oil. 3) Add the cut-up potato … Continue reading

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Must Use Broccoli and Celery – Found Recipe for Puréed Broccoli and Celery Soup – By Martha Rose Shulman – Delightful Flavor and Texture –

When I have produce on hand that I want to use quickly, I get on the Internet and look for an appropriate recipe. My dinner party that featured broccoli salad left me with two thirds of the bag of broccoli … Continue reading

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