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Chestnut Soup with Beer
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Chestnut Soup with Beer

I love Chestnut Soup with Beer. This recipe starts with a “mirepoix”; the traditional starter for many French soups. A mirepoix is a combination of onions, celery and carrots minced together. When sautéed, it forms the flavor base for the soup. I’ve had the experience of peeling fresh chestnuts and […]

Roasted Vegetable Salad
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Roasted Vegetable Salad

This Roasted Vegetable Salad is an accidental and fortuitous creation. I had leftover roasted beets and butternut squash and didn’t want serve them the same way the next day. I had roasted the squash with just a little salt, pepper and olive oil; and the beets in their skins. The […]

Thanksgiving Dinner
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Thanksgiving Dinner

I was born on Thanksgiving Day. Perhaps, that’s why it is my favorite holiday. From our first one bedroom apartment to the larger family apartment we live in now, Thanksgiving Dinner has always been in our house. Every year, my husband makes his famous cornucopia as a centerpiece and sets […]

Roasting a Pumpkin
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Roasting a Pumpkin

I find Roasting a Pumpkin to be easy and very satisfying. The best pumpkins to roast are Sugar Pumpkins. They have a sweet and mellow flavor that is perfect for pies. Yes, you can use canned pumpkin for pumpkin recipes; but where’s the fun in that? Roasting a Pumpkin rather […]

Tuna Noodle Casserole
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Tuna Noodle Casserole

Tuna Noodle Casserole was very popular when I was a newlywed- 51 years ago. Over the years, I stopped making it. That being said, there is nothing like a creamy Tuna Noodle Casserole to warm your tummy and comfort you on a snowy Winter’s night. Years ago, I used canned […]

String Bean Casserole
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String Bean Casserole

For years, I’ve heard people talk about eating a String Bean Casserole. I have to admit that before I made one, I had never eaten it. Tuna casserole, yes- String Bean Casserole, no. Enter Rebecca Grafstein and KosherKart and suddenly, I had frozen cut string beans, Imagine Portobello Mushroom Soup […]

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Classic Cranberry Sauce

Did you know that frozen cranberries make just as good Classic Cranberry Sauce as fresh cranberries off the vine? Well, they do- and it’s so much easier. You don’t even have to defrost the berries! I admit I grew up eating jellied cranberry sauce from the can- and I loved […]