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Broccoli Cheddar Soup

Broccoli Cheddar Soup

Tonight I made Broccoli Cheddar Soup.  It’s not a copycat recipe.  It’s my own.  I’ve used copycat recipes before when cooking but sometimes I feel guilty copying their recipe when I should be out buying it. (I have a low threshold for guilt.) With a head of broccoli in my refrigerator, a block of cheddar […]

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Bean Soup

Bean Soup and Tangerine Quick Bread

I’m still working on the t-shirt quilt although it is coming along nicely.I have cut 45 rectangles and now I am sewing them together.  Next is the batting and the backing.  Davis and Olivia get home for their Spring Break this Friday so I hope to be finished by then if not much sooner.

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Three Bean Vegetarian Chili

Three Bean Vegetarian Chili with Meat

It can be hard to cook for my family.  Everyone likes different styles of cooking.  Davis is a meat and potatoes guy.  Olivia is vegetarian.  My mom likes casseroles and I like any of it. Today I made a vegetarian chili so that everyone could embellish it to suit their own taste.  Davis added meat.  Olivia […]

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Chicken Soup

Chicken Soup and Hallmark Movies

I’m still taking down decorations, cleaning house, and watching Hallmark movies. Anyone else out there seen all of them like I have?  You have to ask…do parents really give their single daughters such a hard time that they need to rent boyfriends for the holidays?  Does every small town love Christmas?  If you sit beside […]

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Adventures in After Christmas Shopping

Adventures in After Christmas Shopping

I have scored some pretty good deals after Christmas – wrapping paper, tape, bows, a $3 candy cane necktie for Davis, a storage bag for my fake silver trees, Christmas Peeps, and two tree-shaped candle tapers.   All your basic grab and go after Christmas bargains.  Or were they?  Might I ask why a drone is following […]

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Creamy Chicken Soup with Dill and My Artistic Contribution to the Neighborhood

Creamy Chicken Soup with Dill and My Artistic Contribution to the Neighborhood

After seeing all of my talented neighbors, I decided I wanted to get in on the creative action.  My talents, however, have always been in the performing arts – playing flute, dancing, twirling baton.  Whenever I make something with my hands, it is usually a craft and I am following someone else’s pattern or idea. […]

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Vegetarian Lasagna Soup

Vegetarian Lasagna Soup

If my friend Gina were here right now she would be rolling her eyes because she gave me this recipe and the original recipe most definitely does not contain these little green wedges known in these parts as zucchini.  Gina lives in a no-zucchini zone in addition to a no-corn or no-bean-zone.  Oh, they grow where she lives, but […]

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Weekends are Better Than Week Days

Weekends are Better Than Week Days

Last weekend I made soup.  That’s it.  Just soup. Last weekend I was a little under the weather so it was a lazy weekend.  This weekend I was back to my usual “packing it in.”  I will give you the quick countdown of a Julie Weekend.  Always start your day with good hygiene preferably with […]

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Cheeseburger Soup a la Gina a la Pinterest a la Recipe Critic a la Taste of Home a la Joanie Shawhan

Cheeseburger Soup a la Gina a la Pinterest a la Recipe Critic a la Taste of Home a la Joanie Shawhan

Yes, I am on Pinterest.  I know you probably get asked that all the time, too.  I try not to make it a time-waster in my life but I often find it to be a good time-filler while I wait for TV commercials or waiting for slumber to attack me at night.  This recipe is […]

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Loch Ness Monster Sighting

Loch Ness Monster Sighting

We’ve had alligator sightings in our fair city and now there is a Loch Ness Monster sighting tonight.  The alligator sighting took place last May.  A truck driver saw an alligator under a bridge and stopped to take a photo of it.  You have to realize we live in suburbia 30 congested minutes south of […]

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