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How to Cook Dublin Coddle: St. Patrick’s Day Recipes
Mar13

How to Cook Dublin Coddle: St. Patrick’s Day Recipes

A true comfort food, Coddle is a traditional Irish dish, usually referred to as also as Dublin Coddle. Hearty & nutritious, this stew-like dish is made with salty bacon, pork sausages & potatoes, creating Irish flavors at their best. The name comes from long, slow simmering or “coddling”of this dish. I have read that the popularity of coddle came about since it can be left simmering on the stove till the man of...

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How to Cook Hearty Salmon Chowder
Dec23

How to Cook Hearty Salmon Chowder

A delicious, rich, celebratory Salmon Chowder is just perfect for serving on cold, Winter evenings. How to Cook Salmon Chowder: This recipe is relatively simple & quick to make. Type: Soup Recipe Serve with: grated cheddar cheese & parsley Prep Time: 20 min Soak Time: overnight Bake Time:  35 – 40 min Yields: 4 – 6 people Ingredients: 1 lb (1 can) salmon – broken into chunks 3 cups water 1 bay leaf 3 tbsp butter...

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How to Cook Hot & Sour Soup
Dec06

How to Cook Hot & Sour Soup

Hot & Sour Soup is certainly an Asian food favorite. This soup is almost always on your menu when you frequent your favorite Chinese restaurant, as well as other Asian restaurants. How to Cook Hot & Sour Soup: Type: Soup Recipe Serve with: extra rice vinegar & chili oil Prep Time: 12 min Steep Time: 30 min Cook Time: 15 – 20 min Yields: 6 cups Ingredients: 12 wood ear or cloud ear mushrooms 4 shiitake mushrooms 2...

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How to Make Vichyssoise Soup: National Vichyssoise Day
Nov18

How to Make Vichyssoise Soup: National Vichyssoise Day

National Vichyssoise Day is November 18th, and here’s a great recipe I’ve tried to reinvent. Vichyssoise is a soup I first tasted when I traveled to Spain, not France. It was a very hot day & the vichyssoise was served icy cold, and every-so-tasty. How to Make Vichyssoise Soup: My recipe is as close as I could come to the soup I had in Spain. Type: Soup Recipe Serve with: fresh, crusty bread & garnishes –...

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How to Cook Chicken Soup: National Chicken Soup for the Soul Day
Nov12

How to Cook Chicken Soup: National Chicken Soup for the Soul Day

National Chicken Soup for the Soul Day is November 12th, and it’s time to share the recipe for my Mom’s Chicken Soup. What would make you feel more loved than a steaming bowl of chicken soup made by the hands of your Mom or Grandmother? My Mom’s chicken soup was beyond delicious, and on top of that, she made her own delicious noodles or light, fluffy dumplings. I could smell it as I walked down the lane leading to...

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How to Cook Split Pea Soup: National Split Pea Soup Week
Nov08

How to Cook Split Pea Soup: National Split Pea Soup Week

The 2nd week of November is National Split Pea Soup Week! I never knew how delicious split pea soup could be. Soups can be a very healthy food & my recipe is chock full of flavor. Homemade stocks & broths are the very core of the best soups & they are quite simple to make. When in a bind, store bought stocks & broths are a reasonable alternative. Soups generally freeze well, and all you need to do is reheat for a...

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How to Cook Prunes Stewed in Orange Juice
Nov04

How to Cook Prunes Stewed in Orange Juice

Stewed Prunes in Orange Juice is on the menu tonight for dessert over ice cream. How to Stew Prunes in Orange Juice: The flavor of prunes ripens nicely when stewed in tea, and we will take advantage of that fact along with the orange juice to impart amazing flavor into the prunes, as well as leaving you with a flavorful fruit cordial & tea blend to enjoy afterwards. Type: Stew Recipe Serve with: ice cream, whipped cream, yogurt...

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How to Cook Stewed Prunes
Oct31

How to Cook Stewed Prunes

Stewed Prunes are an old, classic fruit stew, and most think it to be for “old people,” but the fact remains, it’s tasty! Yes, it’s a known fact that prunes, well, make you regular, if you catch my drift. However, they are chock full of vitamins, minerals & even protein. A healthy snack that’s ever-so-tasty made this way…stewed. How to Cook Stewed Prunes: We are quite fond of stewed prunes in...

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Comfort Food Recipe at Its Best: Chicken Soup for the Soul Week
Oct22

Comfort Food Recipe at Its Best: Chicken Soup for the Soul Week

It’s Chicken Soup for the Soul Week! Every ethnicity has their own version of chicken soup – a most comforting & homey, satisfying & healing food. My Mom’s chicken soup version had all of those qualities and always makes me feel happy & loved. How to Cook Mother Kasper’s Chicken Soup: The basic chicken soup I use follows my Mom’s soup as closely as I can remember. Type: Soup Recipe Serve...

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How to Cook Seafood Bisque on this National Food Holiday
Oct19

How to Cook Seafood Bisque on this National Food Holiday

Fish & seafood create quick, hearty bisques as they are full of flavor & are easily prepared. Be sure not to overcook. In other words, remove from the heat as soon as it’s cooked through. When bisque is served, present some seafood pieces outside the bowls. How to Cook Seafood Bisque: To prepare seafood bisque, use fresh fish. You can use frozen, but the flavor will be better the fresher it all is. Be sure not to...

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2 Prune Recipes for Four Prunes Day
Oct17

2 Prune Recipes for Four Prunes Day

Four Prunes Day, it is, and below you’ll find a 2 great recipes made with prunes that you’ll love. Simple & delicious. Prune Facts: Prunes are freestone, purplish black plums, great for eating or cooking, and delicious dried for snacking. When dried, their sugar content is bumped up. This keeps them from molding or decaying. Storage is easy, and refrigeration is probably best, if you are keeping them for a prolonged...

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A National Gumbo Day Recipe: Ooh Wee!
Oct12

A National Gumbo Day Recipe: Ooh Wee!

National Gumbo Day is here and this delicious dish is well worth the time you put into making it. Yes, it’s a slow roller of a recipe, but it’s oh-so worth it! How to Cook Gumbo: Most people immediately think about seafood gumbo, but it doesn’t have to include fruit of the sea at all. You can also make sausage, chicken, and even vegetable gumbos too. Proper gumbo needs a great roux, basic to Creole or Cajun cooking....

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How to Cook Stewed Tomatoes: National Tomato Month
Oct01

How to Cook Stewed Tomatoes: National Tomato Month

It’s National Tomato Month, and there’s nothing like the taste of homegrown tomatoes fresh from your garden. We enjoy all the shades & shapes of tiny tomatoes, and all colors of large tomatoes as well. So perfectly tangy & juicy, perfect in any savory dish I can dream up, and such an important staple in our household. When it’s harvest time, it’s so exciting to make everything from gazpacho to fresh...

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