Category Archives: cooking

Favorite food? My favorite: Potatoes!

I like foods of all kinds, but I think that potatoes show up on my dinner table more often than any other. I like them prepared every way you can think of: mashed, fried, baked, roasted, hash browns, in potato … Continue reading

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Summer Eating & Grilling – What’s your favorite?

A repeat post from last year, but it’s about time. I’m adding a video from a favorite YouTuber. To start out, Glen’s take on backyard barbecue potato salad. There are lots of variations of potato salad; my mother marinated her … Continue reading

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👑 Queen Elizabeth’s Garden Party Scones Recipe

Every year the Queen holds four garden parties (three at Buckingham Palace and one at Holyroodhouse in Scotland) to honor thousands of her subjects (30,000 people in all!) Sadly, this year the garden parties have been postponed to 2021, but … Continue reading

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Breakfast options (for a crowd?)

I found a couple of recipes I want to try, but haven’t yet, and a couple of others that I have tried. I probably won’t use any of these for just me, but when my family is here for a … Continue reading

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What’s for dinner – pandemic edition

Trying to be thoughtful planning meals these days so that nothing goes to waste, and sometimes have to use ingredients that I wouldn’t usually. It is easier to get grocery delivery now, although there were a LOT of substitutions on … Continue reading

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Substitutes in cooking – pandemic pantry

These days, your pantry might be lacking or running low on items that you normally have on hand for cooking and baking. The following suggestions come from the New York Times. I am including much of the text of the … Continue reading

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Treats for your Easter baskets – pandemic edition

Maybe you want to make your own treats (and you certainly have the time), or maybe you aren’t able to buy treats for the kiddies (and big kids). What to do? Well, depending on what you have in your pantry, … Continue reading

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More cooking from your pantry

This is a nice chicken dish. I haven’t made this exact dish, but I do make a similar one. I coat boneless/skinless chicken thighs with seasoned flour (salt, pepper, and dried tarragon or marjoram), then brown and almost completely cook … Continue reading

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More pantry meals

Well, many of us are now sheltering at home, and living off what we have in our pantries, refrigerators and freezers. I added more meat to the freezer this week, and some additional canned goods, so I’m doing pretty well … Continue reading

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Cooking from your pantry

While most of us probably have plenty of food in the house right now, we can’t be confident that the situation will be the same in a couple of weeks. Our grandparents and great grandparents knew more about making something … Continue reading

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