Category Archives: Family Recipes

Creamy Broccoli Casserole

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Creamy Broccoli Casserole These are things I am willing to confess to. I cry at sappy Folgers commercials. There’s one specifically that I remember, maybe the first one in the series. I’m not talking about just feeling all warm and … Continue reading

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How I Eat An Artichoke

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Artichokes. In my house, I may as well be serving Brussels sprouts or avocados. Aside from the fact that they’re green, I’m the only one that likes all three vegetables; and I like them a lot. While I don’t have any family memories … Continue reading

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Homemade Yogurt {Matzoun}

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Not too long ago, a reader and friend asked if I had a recipe for homemade yogurt that I’d be willing to share (hi Bea!). The Armenian half of me did a happy dance at the question because, yes, we … Continue reading

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Loaded Baked Potato Pizza

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I love a challenge. Hear me properly though. I said challenge, not dare. Dares are things that people tell me to do because they think I might be stupid enough to actually do them. Challenges are personal goals that I … Continue reading

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Creamy Seafood and Mushrooms over Linguine

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Do you remember ‘The Total Woman’? If you need a little help, think of Kathy Bates in Fried Green Tomatoes. Do you remember the scene when she meets her husband at the front door, totally mummified in plastic wrap? That … Continue reading

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Beer and Butter Cheese Dip

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The Big Game. Or, maybe not. For as many people who like watching football, there are many more who don’t care for the sport. For instance, I like it quite a bit, but if I miss several games, it’s not … Continue reading

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Cognac Glazed Chicken Thighs

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I grew up in a French household. There was always wine at the table. An apéritif before dinner was common when company was present. Alcohol, always in moderation, was just … normal. Even so, when I left home for nursing … Continue reading

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Stuffing and Chicken Casserole

My day has gone kerfluey. And we’re only a couple of hours into it. At least this time I had warning. Anyone living on the east coast got the same red-lettered updates I received. ‘Winter Storm Advisory’ Down in Dixie, … Continue reading

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Chicken Rolls, The Alternate Meal

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Any time now Hubby’s going to realize that he didn’t get leftover chicken roll in his lunch and he is not going to be happy. These are chicken rolls and they came to my kitchen via my mother-in-law. Even though … Continue reading

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Honey, Garlic and Ginger Glazed Chicken Thighs

Remember the Honey Chai Latte Ice Cream I made for you a while back when the sun was shining a bit more warmly and the kids were always underfoot because we still aren’t able to get laws passed that keep … Continue reading

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