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Sharing with PattyAnd all ConnoisseursOf Great Food I love food and cooking and entertaining and sharing my love of food, cooking and entertaining. I have often said that I relate everything to food; and time and again it proves to be true. There is little which matches the joy of preparing a meal for those…

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Banna Bread Below is Betty Crocker’s Cookbook recipe for Banana Bread: Ingredients: 1 cup of Sugar⅓ cup of Butter2 Eggs3-4 mashed, ripe, Bananas⅓ cup of water1 teaspoon of Vanilla1⅔ cups of Flour1 teaspoon of Baking Soda¼ teaspoon of Baking Powder½ teaspoon of Salt1 cup of chopped nuts Directions: Preheat oven to 350 degrees, lightly grease…

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Beef Stroganoff     I do not remember my Mother making beef stroganoff, when I was growing up; I cannot actually imagine it might have been a dish that my Father would have eaten. What I do remember is my Russian language professor, taking our class on a field trip to Los Angeles, which included…

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The Cart   Appetizer: A food or drink that stimulates the appetite and is usually served before a meal ~ Merriam Webster ~ I love the cart! My notion of the cart started to compensate for lack of counter space, in the house in Florida; but it has become that place where my guest know…

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EnchiladasPlus My Go to Mexican Dish   Knowing food on the road can be more of a miss than a hit, when Kate came home from an extended trip, as I headed to the kitchen to make lunch, our primary meal of the day, I asked her if she would like steak? I was excited,…

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Vanilla Extract I love making and using my own vanilla extract! It is also a gift I enjoying sharing, one which is always well received. I do not now remember where I first heard that I could make my own vanilla, but I do know I was quite intrigued by the idea of being able…

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Crêpes The first time I had crepes was in Paris. It was December, near Christmas, and it was a cool evening. There was a man, standing over a hot griddle that was powered by an open flame. He skillfully ladled batter over the griddle, spreading it with the back of the ladle, and asked what…

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Game Night Cake “A Party without cake is just a meeting.” ~ Julia Child~ Cake matters! In the television show Friends, when one of the characters, Monica, meets her infant nephew, she promises him that she will always have gum. I share my great appreciation for that show with my niece, Beth, whose children happen…

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Everyday Garbanzos I love garbanzos (chickpeas), they are extremely versatile, and of course delicious. For a fast meal, with little fuss, these can be whipped up in the time it takes to prepare a pot of rice, in the rice cooker. Ingredients: 1 large can of Chickpeas – drained and rinsed 3 strips of Bacon…

Food – Cooking with Children

Cooking with Children     I am sure I have already shared with you my fond memories of cooking with my Mother; in the kitchen she was perhaps more easy going than anywhere else, I can think of, truly never saying no. My Mother would let me experiment, providing me, to the best of her…