Bloody Mary (6 of 6)

Bloody Mary

In Massachusetts, it’s against the law to order alcohol on Sundays before noon. That was good news for 8-year-old me when my family went out to breakfast since it meant my mom would have to order a virgin Bloody Mary. Sometimes we would be late enough that she could wait until halfway through breakfast for…

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Buffalo Chicken Dip (8 of 8)

Buffalo Chicken Dip

We were supposed to talk about something else today; a follow up with the talk of salad dressing. But things happened, life gets busy, you run out of ingredients. Or, in this case, your team gets into the Super Bowl and then you really need to step up your party offerings.

Caraway Carrot Salad (9 of 9)

Caraway Carrot Salad

It’s that time of year when my refrigerator bin is constantly full of carrots, but this winter I’m one step ahead. It’s not that I’ve embraced snack times full of carrot sticks – although they are an excellent vehicle for cream cheese when the bagels are stale. Nope, it’s that I’ve teased out what I…

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French Onion Soup

The other morning we woke up to a fog advisory in San Francisco. Fog, so thick we needed the news to tell us it was unsafe on the roads. Hemmed in on all sides by fog there was really only one thing to do – make soup. The rich savory kind that drives away the…

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Brisket-Style Slow Cooker Beef

If my goal here were to improve my skills at naming dishes this one might be a failure. The only thing brisket-like about this dish is the sauce I put on it and you’d only know that if my mother’s brisket was your benchmark for brisket. But when I was searching for a way to…

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