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Crock-Pot Black-Eyed Peas and Ham Hocks

As many traditional southerners start their year off with a pot of black-eyed peas for good luck, I thought why not continue the trend into the new year.  I use frozen black-eyed peas so there is no need to soak them before cooking and I … Continue reading

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Pasta Salad

No catchy name here. This is the pasta salad I grew up on.  The catch – my mother was a great cook so she taught me the secret to all cold pasta/potato dishes.  The combination of sweet, salty, sour in perfect … Continue reading

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Minestrone Soup

We love soup.  Often what happens, I add too much rice – I love rice too, and end up with some sort of stew.  Determined to make a proper soup this time, I boiled pasta separately and added it back in … Continue reading

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Watermelon Salad

A few weeks ago we were up in Connecticut.  The week started with 65 degrees and raining,  finishing the week with 95 degrees and full humidity.  The Wilton Historical Society had their annual meeting and pot luck dinner during the … Continue reading

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Chicken and Vegetables

I have started the habit of shopping for groceries just once a week.  I will only break the rule for milk, wine, dog food or toilet paper – four things there is just no substitute for although I do try to … Continue reading

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