Category Archives: Recipes

Bread and Butter Pudding – good old favorite – so delicious when made with Croissants!

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 This is a dish that I always make in winter but I had about 6 croissants left over from a lunch party and so I decided to use them to make this standard English dessert much richer and more delicious! … Continue reading

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Amazing crop of tomatoes this year – pears too -some of our animals passed while a new animal joins the family – sweet rescue

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After our beloved Central Asian Shepherd puppy of 1.5 years Smokey, died suddenly in her sleep a month ago we have been searching through rescue places for another rescue who could get along with our three cats. We found one … Continue reading

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I love to eat Blondie’s – do you?

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I don’t eat chocolate so Brownies are not an option for me. But BLONDIE’S are ! And here is a terrific recipe – the problem is that I love these too much. The recipe makes 9 and I cut them … Continue reading

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Eating salmon – a lot! Making it interesting

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 Salmon is a wonderful fish – and eating it often instead of meat is a good idea for weight control. In fact I have found that eating fish 5 times a week helps me maintain my weight and I enjoy … Continue reading

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Welcoming family from Basel Switzerland this week – such excitement!

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We have been planning for months for the visit of my niece and her husband and children and this is the week! We have a family get together on Saturday and lots of fun planned for the days before. I … Continue reading

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A gorgeous picture of our little family – all looking healthy and happy! Lucky us! And a great zucchini salad

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 Summers are wonderful in California – actually any time of year is great! And here is a super summer salad – no need to cook – light and easy to make – enjoy! Also a great picture of my son … Continue reading

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Shakshuka – a Middle Eastern dish that is delicious!

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Shakshuka is served in the Middle East especially in Israel – you can find it in the USA in many middle eastern restaurants. It is good for breakfast, lunch, dinner or in between and with warmed fresh pita is divine! … Continue reading

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Carrot Salad and Cucumber soup – both are easy and low calorie

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 Post holiday weekend – and all that sugar fat and yummy stuff — sigh – today is back to watching what I put in my mouth day – and here is a truly fabulous low calorie carrot salad. One of … Continue reading

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Failed Cobb Salad Pizza recipe from Cooking Light – looks good but tasted bad! Plus adorable pics of our twins!

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 I tried a really fun looking recipe from Cooking Light and it was a disaster. So I am sharing it with you. The good news was that same weekend our grandson twins had a hip hop concert  – so adorable … Continue reading

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Lovely recipe ( healthy too) for Idaho Trout and Swiss Chard! YUM!

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Came across this recipe and tried it out. It was really divine. So easy and quick too. We grow our own garlic, rosemary, onions, swiss chard, thyme, etc etc – so it was easy to pull together. Just had to … Continue reading

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