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What happens to those frozen bananas that get pushed to the back of the freezer? Don’t toss them yet!

How Much Does It Make and … CAN YOU FREEZE IT?

In case you haven’t guessed by now, I’m an empty-nester … unless you want to count the dogs, of course. But when it comes to consumers of human fare, I have only one offspring who still lives nearby. He’s the sole beneficiary of what’s produced in my quest to become better than just OK in…

Love For Leftovers

If you’re like me and you really dislike having the same thing 4 or 5 days in a row, this is a great way to use leftovers to make a delicious meal or side, while saving money and time.

Snow Day Salvage Soup

Snow Day Salvage Soup

The snow is still on the ground today and I’m still looking for ways to utilize my refrigerator salvage. I made a delightfully creamy Potato Leek Soup yesterday in honor of a rare snow day that just happened to come along during a planned refrigerator purge. And while that batch of soup will last me…

Snow Day in OK Today: Potato Leek Soup

We don’t get many snow days around where I live in Oklahoma. About once every 5 or 10 years we might get more than one or two. Some years, we get none at all. Oklahoma’s weather is nothing if not unpredictable, so it’s always a nice surprise when the forecast is on point and that…

Southwestern Sweet Potato Black Bean Lasagna

Wow … is that a NAME for a recipe, or what? Makes me think of an old Bugs Bunny cartoon where he’s cooking “Louisiana Back Bay Bayou Bunny Bordelais!” Hopefully, the recipe will be memorable as the cartoon! In the beginning, this was supposed to be a vegan enchilada recipe using sweet potatoes that were…

She Sure Is PRETTY! (but can she COOK?)

Inspired by the whole “new year, new you” thing (and an incoming Le Creuset purchase from QVC that’s going to need cabinet space), I’m in the process of reorganizing my cabinets and fine-tuning my cookware choices in the kitchen. I wish I had a nickel for every pan, dish, gadget and gizmo that turned my…

The Best Things in Life Always Include Butter … or DO THEY?

Well, today’s the day I find out if that’s true. Or should I say that I’m going to find out if that’s true of pie crust. I’ll tackle more “best things” in subsequent posts. But first, a little background. I have a longstanding relationship with butter. It started when I was still a baby. See?…

It’s Not JUST a Cookbook, It’s a Quest

Over the holidays, I was searching for an old recipe that I’d not made in years, so I started digging through everything I could find. Did it come from a book? Did it come from a box? Did it come from a recipe card subscription from years ago? It took a while, but I did…


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