Ambrosia-Fit for the Gods and Your Dinner Table

The first time I had Ambrosia salad was at an all-you-can-eat buffet with Granny. It was probably an early bird special kind of buffet. And, I’m wondering why people make jokes about these early bird buffets. All the food you want, including dessert, before 6 pm, someone else cleans up, and you’re home well before…

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Cranberry Pineapple Salad- The Throwback is Back

Thursday is trash day here in Natick, MA. So on Wednesday’s I go through the fridge and get rid of anything that looks gelatinous, has congealed, or has anything to do with mold.  And occasionally, my Tupperware even gets tossed. It can be a very disgusting evening. I’m about to give you one of Granny’s…

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Stuffed Cabbage -You Stuff the Cabbage. The Cabbage Will Stuff You.

Stuffed cabbage, or golabki, is a traditional festive Polish dish. If, like me, you cannot afford a personal Polish chef, hopefully your kitchen is your happy place because preparing this holiday-worthy meal is a culinary event. After you have peeled, stuffed, rolled, and boiled your afternoon away, these bad boys have to bake for three…

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Not My Granny’s Tomato Marinated Lamb- Or So I Thought

When I saw that the main ingredient of  tomato marinated lamb was condensed tomato soup, I had to really let the idea of making this recipe marinate. A recipe with processed canned soup as a main ingredient did not seem like a Granny move. It seemed more like the move of a lazy bachelor craving a hunk of…

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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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