Category Archives: Recipes

Cold Weather Comfort Food

There is a massive amount of record cold air sitting over the northern United States and Canada today. It is a good day to stay cozy and snuggled up inside. Even here in southwest Florida it is a cool, grey … Continue reading

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Please welcome USA Today Bestselling Author Sue-Ellen Welfonder

I am absolutely thrilled to have Sue-Ellen on my blog today. Many of you know that Sue-Ellen hosted me on her blog Tartan Ink ( on the release day for Highland Solution. That turned out to be the start of … Continue reading

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Crab soup and soda bread

This recipe combination is a classic representation of the cultural blend that is my marriage. My family’s roots are deeply American. My ancestors emigrated here in the 17th and early 18th centuries. I was raised in Maryland where the blue … Continue reading

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Food glorious food – Shortbread

I love food. I guess I should say I have a love/hate relationship with food because I am constantly battling my weight. Unfortunately the love side of the relationship wins out all too often. When I started this blog just … Continue reading

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Still have turkey left?

I just used the last bits of the bird to make this spicy Mulligatawny soup. Mulligatawny Soup 2 tablespoons butter 1 medium onion diced 5 cloves garlic, chopped fine 1 tart apple diced 1 medium carrot diced 1/4 flour 1 tablespoon … Continue reading

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What to do with the left-overs?

My mom used to make this with Thanksgiving or Christmas leftovers when I was little. Since a guest surprised us with a fantastic ham to pair with our Thanksgiving turkey yesterday, this has black-friday dinner written all over it. 🙂 … Continue reading

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