Grandma’s Clam Chowder

Have I ever told you about my Grandparents?  I had four amazing ones that I grew up spending the summers with.  So much of my childhood and who I am is wrapped up in them. I told you about Gigi here.  She is an amazing woman, I can only hope to learn to give like…

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Roasted Wild Cod with Meyer Lemon and Caper Relish

I’ve started cooking again. It makes me happy. They tell me I should do the little things I enjoy. And so I cook. When my head is aching so much I feel like I am going crazy I try to distract myself by thinking of what I could cook and tweaking recipes to make them…

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Rich and Hearty Cauliflower Soup

I am a total sucker for any type of soup.  When the weather starts to get even the tiniest hint of frost, I’ve got my dutch oven out, and soup is on the menu. My go to soups are gumbo, chili, red lentil, chicken noodle, and roasted squash.  I  might just have to add this to…

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How to Cook a Turkey and a Recipe for Orange Glazed Turkey

I roasted my first turkey in 2000.  I’ve made about 20 turkeys since then, using a variety of recipes and methods.  But I keep coming back to the one I used that very first Thanksgiving. I had no idea what I was doing, and figured out what to do from a magazine and an old…

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Pasta With Roasted Tomatoes, Basil and Garlic

This is true comfort food to me. All it needs is a glass of wine, maybe a chocolate chaser, and I am in heaven.  I have not a drop of Italian blood in me, but I somehow have the stomach of an italian.  I love crusty bread dipped in Olive Oil and Balsamic Vinegar.  I…

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