Hen of the Woods Cream of Mushroom Maitake Soup

Updated:  September 24, 2018, Since writing this blog post it has generated several comments from folks who know more about mushrooms than I.  The good news is that this Hen of the Woods soup recipe tastes great with either mushroom!  Pictures have also been updated. Recently friends gave us some beautiful Maitake mushrooms.  Maitake mushrooms…

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Easy Warm Taco Slaw Recipe

My house needs to be cleaned. But, I decided to start in my office and ended up reminiscing through my stack of recipes! I have this pile of recipes that fall into the category of: make again and take pictures or take better pictures make again because we love it ❤ loved it - blog…

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Poppy Seed Chicken Casserole

Am I the only cook on the planet who hasn't heard of Poppy Seed Chicken Casserole?  Apparently, when it comes to church food Poppy Seed Chicken Casserole has been a hit for a long, long time!  My friend, Lila, made this casserole for a Community Bible Study fellowship lunch this spring.  At first, I thought I…

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Cabbage Roll Casserole

Do you make cabbage rolls?  You know, the cabbage leaf stuffed with cooked meat, rice, onions, and seasonings?   Cabbage "rolls" are popular among Europeans and traditionally served among the Jewish on  Simchat Torah. I've read that stuffed cabbage is said to have entered Jewish cooking some 2,000 years ago.  Recipes vary depending on region; Romanians and northern Poles prefer…

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Two Easy Grilling Recipes For Beginners

Today we are happy to have Monica Henin from Addonkitchen as our guest blogger. Thank you, Monica! Having an in-house grill is always great because it allows a person to cook scrumptious food at will. Moreover, grilling is fun, especially for those who have an immense love for cooking. Placing a juicy piece of meat…

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The Big Diet Myth

I was never big on New Year's resolutions until about two years ago. Gross as it may be, I used to only floss my teeth right before going to the dentist for a cleaning.  I would inevitably get the speech of "you should floss regularly for healthy blah blah blah."  But one day I actually listened…

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Spiessbraten, Idar-Oberstein Style!

When you are in Manhattan the choices for a 5-star meal exists around nearly every corner.  But when my Chief Travel Mate and I were reminiscing with friends, Catherine and Russ about Russ's awesome 4-ingredient Spiessbraten ... well, it didn't make sense to go anywhere except to the market to buy a pork tenderloin!  Russ quickly…

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Tortellini and Shrimp

As soon as Thanksgiving dinner is in our review mirror and before we start eating leftovers (or turkey noodle soup or turkey and rice casserole) I am ready for pasta, shrimp, beef, anything quick and easy. Enter ... Shrimp Tortellini! This incredible recipe meets my criteria - simple, fast, and unbelievably delicious!  Starting with fresh…

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Morning Prayer and Evening Dinner

Recently I had the privilege of spending time with my friend Sharron and staying overnight in her lovely home on Old Hickory Lake, Tennessee!  After a wonderful night of sleep, I woke to this beautiful sunrise.  My iPhone didn't take as good a picture as my camera would have but all-in-all not bad for a…

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Summer’s Bounty Quiche

From a recent visit to our friends in Sewanee we came away with armloads of fresh out-of-their-garden produce! We don't have a garden this year and the summer's bounty was such a lovely gift!  I did the usual cucumber and onion salad,  a luscious southern squash casserole, and then a super vegetable stir fry.  But,…

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Friends Hot Chicken Salad

This recipe for hot chicken salad reminds me so much of my new favorite veggie casserole!  Before you think I've mixed up my fowl and my veggies let me explain.  Every once in a while I eat something that I just can't get enough of.  It is usually when lots of people are around and…

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