Ham and Veggie Salad with Salsa Vinaigrette – Hi Hammy

This ham and veggie salad was quite the pleasant surprise. This is a don’t-judge-a-book-by-its-cover situation. It is not much to look at, but I can promise you it is worth a try. I love ham, but I really only considered it a holiday meat, or something to stuff into a sandwich or omelette from time…

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Pesto Pasta-A Summer Flavored Pasta Salad

Picnic season is right around the corner! For some people, anyway. My New England picnic would have to include layering up, wearing knee socks, hot chocolate, and a thermos full of soup. Or I can keep making and devouring Granny’s pesto pasta. Despite my love of winter, when it is still cold and windy in…

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Hamburger a la Charlotte – My Favorite Meal-in-Law

This week we are doing a fun twist at Granny’s Recipe Box! My mother-in-law, Betsy and my sister-in-law, Sarah were in town for Easter, and we thought it would be so fun to do a recipe from their side of the family. So this week, we present to you an original recipe by my husband’s grandmother (Mémère),…

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Mashed Cauliflower Shepherd’s Pie – More Flavor, Less Calories

Shepherd’s pie, I now realize, is the food equivalent of the cliché “he’s not especially good looking, but he’s got a great personality.”  And if this version – Mashed Cauliflower Shepherd’s Pie – were in high school, it would definitely be voted best personality. It won’t be the prettiest dish you’ll ever put on the…

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Herb Sautéed Pork Cutlets – New Year, New Meat

Has everyone made and kept their New Year’s Resolutions? This year, I’m resolving to sleep more, be more adventurous in the kitchen, and eat less chocolate (not give up chocolate, just eat less). I’ve already failed at my first and third resolutions, so I better keep that second one. These herb sautéed pork cutlets might…

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Split Pea and Barley Soup – Warms the Kitchen, Warms the Soul

Allow me to set the scene before I set the table. A drafty Philadelphia house on a cold December evening in 1930 is bursting at the seams with love and little mouths to feed. The pantry is lacking, and there are no fancy clothes and no fancy clutter. Not a complaint can be heard as…

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Porcupines in a Skillet – No Quills, No Frills

This isn’t the fanciest or most beautiful meal you’ll ever make, but it might just be one of the easiest and cheapest. And not to be smart, but its pretty freaking good too.

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