Monthly Archives: November 2014

Easy Pasta with Vodka Sauce

This is such an easy meal to make.  I took the idea from the “one pan” pasta recipes that have become so popular (with good reason!) and turned it into a quick vodka sauce recipe for your favorite pasta.  Flavorful, … Continue reading

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Pumpkin Cake

One of my biggest challenges is baking desserts. I am far more comfortable with breads and pizza dough.  Further, not being too much of a sweet eater, I rarely find myself making desserts.  So when the holidays roll around I … Continue reading

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Butternut Squash Soup

The past couple of years, I’ve been making pumpkin soup as a fall/winter mainstay.  But, this year I wanted to try something new.  Here is my version of Butternut Squash Soup.   Some recipes call for ingredients ranging from garlic … Continue reading

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Home-Built Burgers

Anyone can choose a burger from an endless stream of great diners, pubs and restaurants, but there is something about the satisfaction of building your own that can’t be beat. Homemade burgers can become a passion, just like making the … Continue reading

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Mango Salsa

One of my go-to recipes for quick, easy and healthy is Mango Salsa.  Even in northern Indiana I can find some quality mango in my grocery section in the winter months. Ingredients:2 cups diced mango1 tsp sugar1 jalapeno pepper, seeded … Continue reading

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Roasted Red Pepper Hummus

In Northeast Indiana, summer ends and the cold wintry weather seems to come immediately upon us.  By the time my brain catches up to the fact that the backyard garden, roadside stands, and Farmers Market are done for the year, I … Continue reading

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Not So Caesar Salad

This is not your mother’s Caesar Salad!  I feel kind of guilty even messing with such a classic recipe.  But, sometimes the creative side of me takes over.  The big difference here is the base of the salad dressing.  Usually, made … Continue reading

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