Kale meatless balls

So at the end of last week I made a big batch of braised kale as a vegetable one night. I was a big fan but my spouse was decidedly not. Which left me with lots of leftovers that I’ve been making my way through. The problem is that I’ve sick and tired and reheated …

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Christmas breads

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I wanted to make some mini quick bread loaves to distribute to my friends for the holidays. I have 5 friends in various parts of the country and so I decided to make 4 different kinds of bread to send to them.
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Most quick …

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Turkey for Two

This year like many years my spouse and I had Thanksgiving by ourselves. Because he’s diabetic we can’t have the typical trimmings: mashed potatoes and stuffing. It also makes no sense for us to cook a whole bird. So we bought a turkey breast and roasted it for ourselves. Because a turkey breast is lean, …

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Texas Chili adventures

A week ago my spouse had a craving for chili and I was feeling ambitious so I decided to try to make a more “Texas style” chili with fewer beans and more hunks of meat instead of ground beef. I started with a package of bone-in short ribs which I seared in a my enameled …

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Change of season = soup time

A cold front came through Houston last week bringing with it much appreciated cooler truly fall weather. As soon as I felt the change in temperature I started scheming what tasty meals I could make that I haven’t had since March. First and foremost that means soups. Because soups were a mainstay growing up, I …

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