Let’s Eat

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Mother’s Spaghetti Sauce

Here’s my first holiday meal for this year — my mother’s spaghetti sauce. Find the recipe in my book “Family Recipe.”
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What Do You Do With Your Halloween Pumpkin?

What do you do with your Halloween pumpkin? Make pumpkin bread, of course! Cut the pumpkin in half. Remove the seeds and stringy pulp with a large spoon. Place the pumpkin halves on a cookie sheet lined with aluminum foil. Bake it until a fork plunges in easily (about an hour at 350 degrees.) Let the pumpkin cool and the skin will peel off easily. Run the pumpkin meat through a blender or food processor until it’s smooth. You can freeze the leftover pumpkin for pies or more yummy bread. You can make this recipe with pumpkin, zucchini, applesauce or
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Fast Fajitas

Fast fajitas: Slice an onion, some mini peppers, and a pound of chicken breasts. Sauté the onion till soft and place on heated platter. Ditto the peppers. Sauté the chicken strips with allspice, chili powder, cinnamon, and cumin to taste. Serve with tortillas. Other additions include salsa, sliced jalapenos, sour cream, shredded cheddar cheese, and guacamole. 3 to 4 servings.
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The Juice Incidents

I grew up under the shadow of The Grape Juice Incident, then in adulthood encountered The Lemon Juice Incident and The Orange Juice Incident. I survived them all. When has your family been influenced by an incident involving food?
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Yummy Mushroom Soup

Simple Soup with Few Ingredients 3 C. chicken broth 2 C. mushrooms 1 C. onion 2 t. garlic A pinch jalapeno ¾ t. salt ¾ t. pepper ½ t. thyme 2 C. half and half – add at the end. Put all ingredients into the Insta Ace Nova. No need to chop. The blender will do it for you. Punch the soup setting twice. The Insta Ace Nova will blend, cook, and have a delicious soup for you in less than 15 minutes.
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Soup’s on!

One of my favorite meals on a cold winter night is a hearty soup. With Covid-19 keeping us inside last year, I tried my hand at quite a few new recipes. This lemon chicken orzo with spinach has become a favorite. Pinterest is my go-to for recipes these days! https://www.pinterest.com/pin/489203578276520395/
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Colorado Bounty!

I spent a week in Colorado this summer, housesitting for friends on vacation. Before leaving they introduced me to their lush vegetable garden neatly planted in the backyard. The bowl that you see here is filled with Japanese eggplants, tomatoes, basil, okra, and much more. Little did I know that his would be the morning harvest. I couldn’t begin to eat them all, so I invited a willing neighbor to enjoy the bounty, too. Mountains and veggies … or was it mountains of veggies?
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A more healthful pizza

It’s common knowledge that I’m not a cook. I prefer placing an order! One of the tastiest things my husband and I have discovered recently is the cauliflower pizza crust at Spin Pizza. Have you tried it? More veggies/fewer carbs – that’s a win/win! 🙂