Author Archives: MissieLee

About MissieLee

I love tasty food prepared in a healthy way with a budget in mind.

Don’t Pass Me Over!

We had a quiet Easter this last Sunday, which is probably just as well, as beloved was recovering from a bad cold and I was struggling with coming down with a cold. And, I still don’t really have my cooking … Continue reading

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Do You Dip?

It’s Fat Tuesday today. It’s a low-key celebration for us this year, as I’ve yet to regain my cooking mojo after losing my mom the day after Thanksgiving last year (23-Nov-18). So for an easy but festive Cajun-style lunch today, … Continue reading

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Now That’s a Spicy Meatball!

Growing up, sometimes as a special treat, Mom would make spaghetti with spicy Italian sausage. It was yummy — as all of Mom’s meals are — but it was a very occasional treat because pork Italian sausage is so fatty. … Continue reading

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Potato? No, Pâté!

Céad míle fáilte! (A hundred thousand welcomes!)  As per usual, my beloved and I celebrated Saint Patrick’s Day this past Friday, and happily, my mom felt well enough to join in the festivies. As Wikipedia tells us: Saint Patrick’s Day … Continue reading

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The Big Ragu!

If you ever watched Laverne & Shirley, then the chances are good that you’re familiar with Carmine “the Big Ragu” Ragusa, one of the recurring characters on the show portrayed by Eddie Mekka. While I’ve learned to make a yummy Bolognese Sauce, … Continue reading

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Traditions

For most of us, that’s what holidays are about — tradition! Anyone who knows me knows that I love festive occasions, and I especially love the fall and winter holidays. Holidays combine the traditions and history of our culture with … Continue reading

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Pssst…Wanna Cheat?

Well, cheat on Potato Salad, that is. 😉 As with many foods, there are numerous variations on Potato Salad. As Wikipedia tells us: Potato salad is a dish made from boiled potatoes that comes in many versions in different regions … Continue reading

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