Category Archives: Starters

Starter dishes that are neither soups nor regular salads – something light and different

Baked Chevre and pastry – from our goats’ milk

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During the summer months our goats are milking – they are pregnant right now and will give birth after a 5 month gestation period in about May – then after about 12 weeks when we wean the babies ( kids) … Continue reading

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Chicken Tortilla Soup – easy and filling

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Chicken Tortilla Soup in the Slow Cooker ( from All Recipes with some changes) INGREDIENTS 1 pound shredded, cooked chicken 1 (15 ounce) can whole peeled tomatoes,mashed 1 (10 ounce) can enchilada sauce 1 medium onion, chopped 2 cloves garlic, … Continue reading

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Bok Choy Lemon Chicken Noodle Soup – a good way to use cooked chicken – comfort food!

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Chicken Noodle Soup does seem to have medicinal qualities for me – and for many others – although I am not sure that is scientific but it sure comforts me. This recipe takes a slightly different angle on it – … Continue reading

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Broccoli Salad – divine! Easy to make with kids!

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I love broccoli and so do my grandsons. This is a super recipe ( easy and fast) and can be made with lower fat Turkey bacon. The kids love to do this -especially breaking the broccoli and cauliflower florets off … Continue reading

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A most delicious salad with Roasted Home Grown Cherry Tomatoes – isn’t summer great?

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We have an abundance of tomatoes – too much really. Take a look. The baby tomatoes were for the salad for which I have the recipe below – and the large ones were for the tomato soup ( also described … Continue reading

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Homemade Spinach Artichoke Dip – with sun dried tomatoes! Easy when cooking with kids!

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I love dips. I could just eat them with a spoon and forget the chips – are you like that? YUM! But often they are so chock full of calories that they go directly to my hips ! So here … Continue reading

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Holiday Fun – Happy Holidays! Take a few hours and read Recipe Books! Then choose one – like this Apple Goat Cheese Pizza and cook with the kids!

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Kids seem to love pizza. This one is pretty sophisticated but since my grandkids love my homemade cheeses, it is a good one for the family lunch when they are over to visit. Try it out and let me know … Continue reading

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Cherry Tomatoes – the most delicious – they taste like candy! And a couple of recipes to use them

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We love Cherry tomatoes – and the kids love them too. They taste like candy! There are so many ways to use them – here are a few: 1. On top of baby arugula with a lemon/olive oil/garlic dressing as an … Continue reading

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Wolfgang Puck of Spago’s signature recipe – Smoked Salmon and Dill Cream Pizza – YUMMY!

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Today I had lunch at Spago in Beverly Hills, Los Angeles. It was delicious. And Wolfgang Puck was there mixing with the folks and commenting on his recipes and restaurant empire.  I ordered his signature dish – I always do … Continue reading

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Omelets – I never really liked them – but the kids do! And they are pretty easy to make – give them a try!

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Omelets can be tricky. Some folks love them. My husband is one of them. I personally could live without them. Using only egg whites is a great way of getting the protein without the fat – lower in calories and … Continue reading

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