Winter Salad – A Salad for Sweater Weather or a Beach Bod

In New England, it seems like we complain about the cold from November until June. We take a month off, and then complain about the heat from July until September. I acknowledge the inconvenience of winter–the driving, the ice dams, the shoveling, etc. For me, the pressure to hurry up and enjoy the limited days of…

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Fried Onion Rings – A Deliciously Punny Recipe

Making these onion rings was surprisingly pretty easy. What might not be easy is finding all of the ring/circle puns in this post. There are thirteen. I found this recipe not in Granny’s big box of recipes, but in her homemade recipe book. It really didn’t ring a bell to me, but I thought it…

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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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