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Mexican Lasagna

I’ve seen recipes for various layered Mexican dishes and decided I didn’t really need a recipe. Since I keep flour tortillas, black beans, canned corn, cheeses, cilantro and different peppers all the time, I just made a run through the … Continue reading

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Sunday Fritatta

I love Sunday mornings, when we can have a leisurely breakfast, without work or synagogue or chores intruding. Nothing like sitting down to a simple fritatta, a big cup of coffee, and CBS Sunday Morning – yes, we’re officially geezers … Continue reading

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Neil’s Wildly Spicy Ginger Cake

My neighbor, Neil Wilding, was a fabulous cook. Such an epicure…he once made an Indian dinner for me and my husband that was 12 courses. It took him three days, including driving all over Nashville to find the individual native … Continue reading

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Kale with Tangelo and Garlic

I never was a huge fan of kale, or turnip greens, or chard. They could be tough and bitter unless you cooked them for about four days, common practice in the old South. But lately I’ve had kale cooked to … Continue reading

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How to be – and – feed a vegetarian on Thanksgiving.

When my husband and I became vegetarians over 20 years ago, people wigged out. Our moms, both Southern cooks who put pork fat in everything but iced tea, didn’t know how to cook for us any more. Our friends were … Continue reading

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Sushi-Grade Salad

This is a go-to recipe when I need to impress someone, including the hubby. Not cheap, but super easy. All you need is: Sushi-grade tuna, maybe 4 to 6 ounces per person Mesclun greens Small new potatoes Fresh asparagus Boiled … Continue reading

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When I was a kid, Momma used to make something she called “junk.” It was sliced tomatoes, onions and cucumbers doused liberally with red wine vinegar, cold water, and salt. Of course, it was really only fit to make when … Continue reading

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Mama Carbone’s Marinara

Growing up in Nashville in the 1960s and 1970s, there wasn’t much “ethnic” food. For Italian, there were a couple of mom-and-pop places that had spaghetti. But I was lucky enough that my best friend, Lisa, came from a real, … Continue reading

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Swiss Chard and Avocado Salad

My neighbor, Joyce, often shares the bounty of her organic garden with me, just minutes from harvest to table. This salad combines her swiss chard, arugula, and basil with store-bought avocado (cubed), mushrooms, and shaved parmesan, tossed in an easy … Continue reading

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Spicy Thai Noodles

This recipe evolved from one I saw 20 years ago and just altered to suit myself over time; the only things I know for sure the original recipe had were lime juice, crushed red pepper, peanuts, soy sauce, garlic and … Continue reading

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