Lucky New Year Hoppin’ John (Black-Eyed Peas)

Yes. I’m superstitious! Mostly, I make up my own superstitions, but once in a while, I buy into the traditional stuff. On New Year’s Day, devotedly eat my black-eyed peas to ensure a very good and lucky year ahead. The practice of eating black-eyed peas for good luck on New Year’s Day dates back to […]

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Leftover Turkey Stew

I’m usually tired of turkey after about 2 meals worth of it. Thanksgiving food is yummy, but the same food for every meal day after day gets old fast. We make so much food though! Our Fall feast seems to call Americans to cook for an army in celebration of having 2 days off of […]

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Carrot Curry Soup

I love this soup!  It’s savory, rich and filling, and it’s still healthy.  Carrot soup on a chilly, Fall evening is a cozy warmer for your heart. It’s a great stress reliever. This soup pairs well with a roasted, green vegetable, like asparagus or broccoli. Of course, toast or cornbread is a great compliment as […]

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Cold Gazpacho Soup

I’m convinced that Gazpacho is only categorized as soup because it’s full of veggies and brightened with vinegar. Let’s be honest. A spoon doesn’t do it justice. This is a drink to be guzzled from a large glass or mug on a hot day or, yes, for breakfast. That tag wasn’t an accident. I love […]

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