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Soupe au Pistou Recipe

May 7, 2014 0 Comments
Soupe au Pistou Recipe

   Vegetable Soup with Basil and Garlic This simple and delicious vegetable soup is from the 1994 cookbook Backroad Bistros, Farmhouse Fare – A French Country Cookbook by Jane Sigal. Jane is a “journalist, author, editor, recipe developer and teacher” who lived in France for 12 years and went to culinary school at Ecole de […]

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Lettuce Soup Recipe

April 21, 2014 11 Comments
Lettuce Soup Recipe

Incredibly Simple Yet Amazingly Tasty We enjoyed a great meal at the home of one of our oldest daughter’s friends recently. To start the meal Cathy served this lettuce soup recipe from her Grandma Marilyn. When I first heard we were having “lettuce” soup I thought to myself this isn’t going to taste like much […]

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Peruvian Potato Leek Soup Recipe

January 20, 2014 0 Comments
Peruvian Potato Leek Soup Recipe

Delicious Purple Potato Leek Soup For Real This potato leek soup is not really Peruvian, I just used purple potatoes someone had dug out of their garden and had on hand. However, if you do use a purple potato, you may be surprised by the color of the soup. It’s different. If you don’t have […]

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Chicken Posole Recipe

January 9, 2014 2 Comments
Chicken Posole Recipe

A Traditional Mexican Soup But Made With Chicken Posole is a Mexican dish that’s traditionally prepared with a less expensive cut of pork like the shoulder but can also be made with chicken or turkey. It is basically made the same way except you substitute chicken or pork. I prefer using thigh meat because I […]

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Carrot Fennel Soup Recipe

November 24, 2013 0 Comments
Carrot Fennel Soup Recipe

Carrot Fennel Soup Adapted from Kim O’Donnel’s The Meat Lover’s Meatless Celebrations My neighbor is an investment advisor and each month we receive his firm’s newsletter with various articles celebrating “life in America”. I found this recipe in the most recent edition.  I love carrots and think fennel is one of the most under-rated vegetables […]

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Mushroom and Kale Minestrone Soup Recipe

October 30, 2013 0 Comments
Mushroom and Kale Minestrone Soup Recipe

Fall Is Here So It’s Soup Time I love mushrooms anytime of the year but especial in soups and stews this time a year. And kale seems to be the “hot” ingredient for 2013 showing up everywhere including kale chips and raw kale in salads. Put them together with a bunch of other “soup” ingredients […]

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Lobster Stock Recipe

May 14, 2013 1 Comment
Lobster Stock Recipe

How to Make Classic Lobster Stock at Home Stock seems to hold a mystique for many home cooks. But, at the end of the day, stock is just a way to extract every bit of flavor and body out of ingredients. It’s a way to prevent waste. If we start thinking of stock as more […]

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Broccoli Almond Soup Recipe

January 10, 2013 4 Comments
Broccoli Almond Soup Recipe

How about a soup that not only tastes great but is also good for you! We all know broccoli is good for you but then when you add all these other healthy ingredients plus some toasted almonds for texture, favor and a little extra protein, you end up with a nutritionally balanced meal that tastes […]

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Cream of Chicken Soup Recipe

January 9, 2013 1 Comment
Cream of Chicken Soup Recipe

  If you like chicken soup, you’re going to enjoy this cream of chicken soup. When I think of cream of chicken soup, I’m reminded of the Campbell’s condensed version my mom served us growing up. Loved it back then. I even used it as a base in college for my mac and cheese dinners […]

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Deer Valley Turkey Chili

September 17, 2012 7 Comments
Deer Valley Turkey Chili

“The best turkey chili I have ever tasted” The photo below is me volunteering at the 2002 Winter Olympics in Park City, Utah. I worked at the finish line for the men’s and women’s bobsled and skeleton events. Basically, we helped the athletes get their equipment off the ice and to the scales to make […]

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Strawberry Chocolate with Almonds Gelato Recipe

Strawberry Chocolate with Almonds Gelato Recipe

Strawberry Chocolate with Almonds Gelato Recipe On a recent trip to State College, PA, my wife stopped at Tait Farms to pick up some local products including a Strawberry Dark Chocolate Sauce that my daughter thought would be a great ingredient to try in a new gelato or ice cream. I also had some Dark […]

August 13, 2014 0 Comments
Chocolate Trail Mix Ice Cream

Chocolate Trail Mix Ice Cream

How About Some Chocolate Ice Cream with a Bit of Trail Mix While I was down in the basement working out, I heard my youngest daughter upstairs in the kitchen preparing something.  My daughter has cerebral palsy and uses a walker to get around so I could hear the wheels rolling back and forth as […]

July 25, 2014 5 Comments
Hot Chocolate Ice Cream Recipe

Hot Chocolate Ice Cream Recipe

 We Used Starbucks Hot Chocolate Mix For This One Maddie and I were thinking about making some homemade ice cream and since chocolate is her favorite, we thought we would give that a try. I looked in the recipe book that came with my new Cuisinart Ice Cream Gelato Maker and found a basic recipe […]

July 10, 2014 0 Comments
Strawberry Gelato Recipe

Strawberry Gelato Recipe

Fresh Seasonal Strawberries Make For Great Gelato By now you know I am the proud owner of a Cuisinart Commercial Quality Ice Cream & Gelato Maker given to me by my neighbors Bob and Barbara for my recent birthday and I’ve been experimenting with it to learn how to make great homemade ice cream and […]

June 29, 2014 0 Comments
Difference Between Ice Cream and Gelato

Difference Between Ice Cream and Gelato

What’s the Difference Between Ice Cream & Gelato I celebrated a big birthday at the beginning of the month and my wife invited some friends over including my neighbor who gave me a Cuisinart Commercial Quality Ice Cream & Gelato Maker (ICE-100) as a birthday present.  This past weekend, my youngest daughter and I put […]

June 20, 2014 5 Comments

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