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If you want the truth, I'm hoping I'll be able to cull my first cookbook from these posts. They're all about the techniques that will help you put a tasty and reasonably healthy dinner on the table after a long day of work or whatever in a minimum of time. 

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Making Lentil Chili

A friend of mine recently hosted a large number of her relatives at her place thanks to a death in ...
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I Have a Lot of Cookbooks

Every time I want to get a new cookbook, I can almost always predict my husband’s response: “You don’t use ...
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Six Reasons For Cooking Your Own Meals

A few weeks ago, I got a flyer in the mail for a home meal delivery service. This seems to ...
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Surviving the Grocery Store

We have a grocery store near us that we absolutely love, yet we generally refer to it as The Gates ...
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Menu Planning Made Easy

It’s been a while since I’ve done a cooking blog post, but I’m still very interested in teaching folks how ...
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Organizing Your Kitchen

It has been a while since I’ve done a Dark Side of the Fridge (how to cook) post. But I’m ...
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Cooking with Wine

So last week, my kid asks me about cooking with wine. Namely, she was trying to figure out how to ...
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Timing Your Thanksgiving Dinner (a Dark Side of the Fridge Special)

Welcome back to my special series on how to cook a delicious Thanksgiving Dinner even if you’ve never done it ...
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Green Beans Amandine (A Dark Side of the Fridge Special)

Welcome back to my series on how to make your own delicious Thanksgiving Dinner, even if you’ve never done it ...
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A Mashed Potatoes Primer (A Dark Side of the Fridge Special)

Welcome back to my series on making your own delicious Thanksgiving Dinner, even if you’ve never done it before. If ...
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How to Make Soup for Thanksgiving (A Dark Side of the Fridge Special)

Welcome back to yet another installment in my special November series on how to make a delicious Thanksgiving Dinner even ...
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How to Cook a Turkey for Thanksgiving Dinner

We’re coming down the wire for my series on how to cook your own delicious Thanksgiving Dinner, even if you’ve ...
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How to Make Gravy (A Dark Side of the Fridge Special)

This week’s post on how to make gravy is part of my month-long series on how to make your own ...
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Thanksgiving Dinner: What You Do and Don’t Need

Welcome back to my month-long series on how to make your own delicious Thanksgiving Dinner even if you’ve never done ...
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Checklist for Thanksgiving Dinner (A Dark Side of the Fridge Special)

This is part of a multi-part series that will help you make your own delicious Thanksgiving Dinner, even if you’ve ...
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Five Weeks to Thanksgiving Dinner (A Dark Side of the Fridge Special)

This is Part One of a special five-week series that I’ll be doing to help you make your own delicious ...
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From the Dark Side of the Fridge: Salad Basics II

Some years back, I read a cookbook which started with the author being asked for a recipe for egg salad ...
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From the Dark Side of the Fridge: Salad Basics I

It’s summer. It’s hot. Salads are a great way to get dinner on the table without cooking and a minimum ...
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From the Dark Side of the Fridge: Cleaning Up

Cleaning up is easier when you leave everything on a cutting mat or board It may seem a little counter-intuitive ...
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From the Dark Side of the Fridge: Why No Recipes

As I noted in an earlier post you’re not going to find a lot of recipes here. That’s mostly because I ...
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From the Dark Side of the Fridge: On the Making of Meatballs

For a good many years, I simply did not get meatballs. I got the attraction. You can combine a variety ...
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From The Dark Side of the Fridge – Tacos, Gringo-Style

Please do not look for any recipes here. I don’t generally use them. The point of this little blog is ...
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