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Pantry Raid #15: Quinoa and Black Beans


Cover dish night at church. What to take, what to take? Ah, the package of quinoa I picked up at the grocery store a while back. I usually sauteed some squash but didn’t have those. But I did have half … Continue reading

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Pantry Raid #10: Black Bean Burgers


  Working my way through boxes of papers from who knows when, I came across a hand-scribbled note on a torn paper with a restaurant’s famous black bean burger recipe. The waitress was so nice to share their specialty item … Continue reading

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40 Days of Soup: Day 34 Black bean and Cumin


Quick, make a soup, more family is coming for the holidays. (Two sons already home, a family of 4 coming tonight.) So, throw a bag of dried black beans in a crock pot on high with plenty of water to … Continue reading

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40 Days of Soup: Day 37 – Pizza Supreme


While having lunch with my grandson to celebrate his 8th birthday, we brainstormed potential soup ideas. Tonight’s version was suggested then and tested while he and his family joined us for Christmas. Pizza Supreme (or Meat Lover’s Pizza) was a … Continue reading

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40 Days of Soup: Day 29 – Shrimp Gumbo


This recipe is usually for chicken and smoked sausage but since I have some frozen shrimp that needs to be used….. Ingredients: 1 cup vegetable oil 1 cup flour 3 medium onions, chopped (about 1 1/2 cups) 5 celery stalks, … Continue reading

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40 Days of Soup: Day 5 -Thanksgiving revisited


Thanksgiving morning cooking included the start of day 5 crock pot soup. A pound of field peas with sufficient water, diced onion, diced celery (since that was also chopped for making the dressing), and a few bay leaves. After Thanksgiving … Continue reading

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One-Eyed Jack Appetizer


This is a great, refreshing tailgate party dish that serves up well with blue corn chips and can be made days ahead. Combine the following in a container with a lid to store in the refrigerator for at least 12 … Continue reading

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