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Tomatillos from the garden

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Sunday dinner with Mom

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Sunday dinner Mexican style

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Dinner from the pantry

We typically go out dancing on Friday nights at the Regent and eat a light dinner from leftovers.  Tonight we decided to stay home because of a busy (for us) weekend ahead.  I was determined to make a nice dinner from things we have on hand and I'm happy to report it


Potato Salad - looking for a new recipe to try

I've been making the same potato salad recipe since forever.  My recipe is based on the one found in Betty Crocker's Cookbook, one of my very first cookbooks (recipe below). I've served it at my children's graduation parties and at the annual ASP luncheon at our church for many years.  It's a good recipe from well loved book!


Sunday dinners

Growing up my family generally reserved extended family meals to gatherings at Thanksgiving and Christmas. We alternated between our house and my dad’s brother’s house. I have many happy memories of those holidays.  Sunday dinners for my husband were a ritual throughout his childhood and beyond.


Book Club dinner

I am in a Book Club through my membership in Executive Club of Champaign County.  The Book Club formed about six years ago and six of the nine of us have been in the group since its start.  The routine is that the meeting place rotates to each member's home each month and she serves a meal and selects book recommendations for a


Featuring culinary tools, aka kitchen gadgets - Egg slicer slices more than eggs

As a semi-regular topic, I thought it would be fun to extol the virtues of my often-used  kitchen gadgets in this blog.  Today's feature ... drum roll ...


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