Monthly Archives: January 2015

Rice Salad with Smoked Trout

During the winter months I keep extra canned food in the pantry so, if the weather is bad, I can make something easy and tasty without having to run to the store. This rice salad is a great way to … Continue reading

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Oven-fried Cauliflower

One of our favorite ways to prepare cauliflower is to bread and fry it. But this can take time and is quite messy, so I have found a simple and clean method for making this dish: bake it in the … Continue reading

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Beef Vegetable and Dumpling Soup

This soup is comforting and filling on a cold winter day. It is adapted from one my mother makes. It takes some time to prepare, but you can divide the steps by making the soup stock one day and finishing … Continue reading

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Pasta with Clam Sauce

This pasta with clam sauce, a family favorite, is always on our January menu. After all the heavy holiday eating I want dinner to be something light, simple, and comforting. Made with canned minced clams, it takes all of fifteen … Continue reading

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