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Smashed Potato Salad

Have you ever boiled potatoes for potato salad, and overcooked them? With the kind of potato salad I make during the holidays, it would completely ruin my salad. For my holiday potato salad, I need firm (but not hard) potatoes. If you do overcook your potatoes, I have a perfect recipe for you – – smashed potato salad.

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Broccoli Cheese Tots


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My daughter Katelyn and I love dipping all kinds of food in ketchup, including tacos. Now we have one more food to dunk in that tomatoey goodness – – broccoli.

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I accidentally bought 67.5 pounds of cabbage. A vendor showed me a giant box of cabbage and told me it was $10, and looking at the enormity of the box, clearly it was a good deal. I didn’t know the exact calculation until I hauled it home, weighed the cabbage, and realized I had only paid 14 cents a pound. I was exited about the deal, but then I looked at all that cabbage, and realized that was my life for the next two days. My first go to in putting up this bounty was sauerkraut.

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Cranberry Time




Welcome Thanksgiving! It is my favorite holiday, surprise, surprise. I love going by myself to the store and buying food treasures for the holidays. One of the most fun things to buy are bags of cranberries. [continue reading…]



Ratatouille Plated

In the past few weeks, I’ve been going to the farmer’s market a lot. My fingers still hurt from cutting corn off 100 ears. I wish I could help myself, but I just can’t resist the prices. I possibly have a produce addiction – – I just don’t know. When the vendor offers me 45 pounds of cucumbers for $10, how do I turn that down? I am really proud of myself, because I recently said “no” to 10 heads of cabbage for $5. I was going out of town, and knew I couldn’t possibly deal with that amount in such a short time. It took restraint, especially because the vendor kept pushing it, like he was a dealer of illegal substances. Because I don’t  have the fridge space or a root cellar (yet – – just watch me), I had to decline. How very painful.

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