Category Archives: cooking

Meatball Mania

My husband Richard absolutely loves meatballs. For Christmas, I asked for this meatball maker. I found out about it from my friend Mattie’s Blog . She also loved this because the meatballs browned evenly in less then 15 minutes. In … Continue reading

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US Senate Bean Soup

I got this recipe from “Not Your Mothers Slow Cooker Cookbook.” and have wanted to make it for awhile. If you google Senate Bean Soup you will get a zillion hits 1 lb dry navy beans picked over; soaked in … Continue reading

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The Last Tuna Casserole

One way to get Richard to eat seafood is with Tuna Casserole.  I’ve already blogged about another recipe here.  I wanted make a recipe similar to one I made years ago that I had gotten from a Betty Crocker cookbook. … Continue reading

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Southwestern Wagon Wheel Salad

Today was the Wharf to Wharf Race in Santa Cruz.  This is usually so exciting. There are great bands about every block. Thousands of people running by our house. Chloe is usually so happy and loving to play and entertain … Continue reading

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Barbecue without using a Barbecue

I have a beautiful 5 burner gas grill and a few months ago, after using it, I forgot to turn off one of the burners. Sadly, I ran out of propane gas. I guess I haven’t been paying attention to … Continue reading

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Baked Shells

This is an easy meal that is one of Richard’s favorites. Sometimes I use ziti, sometimes penne, this time I used shells. 1 lb of large sea shells (not the stuffing kind) 1 lb of mozzarella cheese shredded 1.5 cups … Continue reading

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Calzone

You don’t  really need a recipe to make calzone. It is basically a pizza that is wrapped in crust.  To make this calzone, I had a frozen pizza crust from my last batch. Referenced here: Pizza Dough One recipe yields two … Continue reading

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First Class Smoked Salmon Sea Shell Salad

On a flight back to Reno from Tampa, Florida we upgraded to first class. I had the  most delicious pasta salad I had ever tasted. I’ve tried for years to copy this dish and I think I have it down.  Richard … Continue reading

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Jewish Soul Food Part 2

I’ve already posted some of my recipes for Jewish Soul Food This is a continuance of that post. These recipes are NOT healthy or recommended by cardiologists, but they are authentic and delicious to me. I do not prepare them … Continue reading

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Caviar and Omiyage

Sadly this year,  Richard and I were sick for New Year‘s Eve and had to decline the invitation to ring in 2011 with some very dear friends. In the refrigerator sat the yummy caviar that is  a tradition for our … Continue reading

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