• Quick Bites,  Smörgåsbord

    Just saying…

    A salad in not a meal.  It is a style.  ~ Fran Lebowitz Knowledge is knowing that a tomato is a fruit.   Wisdom is not putting it in a fruit salad.  ~Miles Kington It takes four men to dress a salad: a wise man for the salt, a madman for the pepper, a miser for the vinegar, and a spendthrift for the oil.” ~ anonymous “my salad days, When I was green in judgement, cold in blood.” ~ William Shakespeare  

  • Recipes

    French Dressing…Homemade Quick and Easy

    When I was a kid I really didn’t care much for French salad dressing.  I must not have known it was made with ketchup; otherwise I would surely have loved it!    Maybe it was that I just didn’t like the ‘store bought’ type (or because my sister liked it, which is a very good childhood reason not to like something).    But I really do like this homemade recipe.  It’s my tweak on my sister’s recipe.  Go figure!  As I said, it’s “my tweak”, therefore it’s not really my sisters, but mine…………all mine!  Well, almost.   French Dressing   1 cup ketchup 3/4 cup cider vinegar 1/2 cup sugar…

  • The Pantry

    What to Stock in Your Pantry

    Have a look at these items that I suggest you keep in your pantry at all times.  It will make your life easier for your daily cooking, and for those spur of the moment meals.  If you see something you never use, then leave it out, and be sure to add your favorite things.  SPICE RACK cayenne pepper  bay leaves  ground cinnamon  sweet paprika  dried rosemary  crushed red pepper flakes  dried thyme  dried oregano  kosher salt  black peppercorns  fine sea salt  FRIDGE  soy sauce  salsa  Tabasco sauce  ketchup  Worcestershire sauce  pure maple syrup  mayonnaise  Dijon mustard  milk  unsalted butter  sour cream  yogurt  large eggs  cheddar cheese  bacon  olives  white wine  CUPBOARDS  garlic …

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