Category Archives: Vegetarian/Meatless

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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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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How Have You Bean?

I have a little Slow Cooker cooking magazine by Betty Crocker. One of the recipes in it that I’ve tried is for a Three Bean Chili (you can find Betty’s recipe at this link on their website and my take on … Continue reading

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It’s Mexico’s Independence Eve

Many people think — falsely — that Cinco de Mayo (May 5th) is Mexco’s Independence Day, but it’s not! Mexico’s Independence Day is September 16th. ¡Feliz Cumpleaños, Mexico! Mexico’s Independence Day was kicked off by a Roman Catholic priest named … Continue reading

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…like nobody’s watching! That’s a good motto to live by. I’ve written posts about Cajun food before, namely Po’ Boys,  Gumbo, Jambalaya, and King Cake. Last year,  hubby and I espied a new (to us!) restaurant: a Cajun place (a chain) called Razoo’s. … Continue reading

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Some Enchanted Evening, Part 1 of 2

As any of you who know me know, or who follow my blog know, last year was a pretty rough one that brought an incredible number of…well, if you want to be more positive, you’d refer to them as challenges. If you … Continue reading

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