Category Archives: Food and Hospitality

A Sane Approach to Food

Yesterday, while returning from a family weekend in Michigan, I read my latest copy of Real Simple. To my delight, I discovered a refreshing piece entitled “Balance: The Clean Eating Rules to Follow and to Break.” Finally. An article that … Continue reading

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Roasting Vegetables: A Transformation

Who knew that magic happens when you combine an oven, a roasting pan, and some vegetables tossed with olive oil and some salt and pepper. Have some carrots languishing in your crisper? Roast them and find yourself eating them like … Continue reading

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Risotto for Dinner

I made risotto for dinner recently. Standing at the stove, patiently stirring each cupful of broth into the pot, I was reminded why this dish is a pleasure to cook. For me, risotto requires a certain mindset. It is the … Continue reading

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Always Orange on Grilling a Pork Tenderloin

In June, I wrote about my desire to grill a pork tenderloin. I’ve eaten my share of tasty pork chops, pork roasts, and pork tenderloins over the years, but have never grilled one. Last Friday, for Brad’s birthday, the two … Continue reading

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What’s in Your Refrigerator?

Last night I took smug satisfaction in what I fixed for dinner. I used bits of this and that to create a delicious meal. What joy! I come from a proud line of women who possess a remarkable ability to … Continue reading

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Muffin Surprise

Perhaps you can relate to the following: you have some odds and ends hanging out in your refrigerator because it is after the holidays or after a dinner party. You wonder if there is any hope that these bits of … Continue reading

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A Summertime Favorite

Three main ingredients:  tomato, basil, and fresh mozzarella. When put together atop a piece of toasted sourdough bread and drizzled with olive oil and sprinkled with some pepper, the results are spectacular. My mouth sings every time I take a … Continue reading

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