Souped Up

I love soup. If there’s a choice between soup and salad as a starter, I will often choose soup — depending on the variety, of course. While I could slurp up a bowl of soup year-round, we limit soup suppers to the cold weather months at our house. As I’ve shared previously, once a week…
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The Heat Is On

TEN DAYS!!!! Thanksgiving is just 10 days away. How can that possibly be? With her relatively mild fall, Mother Nature has lulled us into a false sense of security. If the petunias are still blooming in front of my house (and they still were as of late last week), the Holiday of the Big Feast…
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Soup’s On

As the temps get cooler and the days grow shorter, there is a menu shift at our house. During the spring and summer months, most evenings the focus is on the grill — grilled chicken, grilled burgers, grilled sausages, grilled pork chops … you get the picture. And once a week, we have a salad…
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Revisiting Sundays With Eleanor

While I was out of the office a couple of weeks ago, Ruth Nystrom left a lovely surprise on my desk. She graciously loaned me her autographed copy of “Always on Sunday Revisited,” by Eleanor Ostman. Ostman had a weekly column called Tested Recipes that ran for 30 years in the Sunday St. Paul Pioneer…
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One Person’s Opinion On The Change Of Seasons

It’s that time of year again, when the temps get noticeably cooler, the days are shorter, the teeny-weeny gnats bite a little harder … and the squirrels begin to try my patience. While others expound about the glories of autumn, I find little to commend the season. I’d much rather have a sun-drenched warm and…
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