Category Archives: Let's Talk Recipes

Brussels Sprouts: Shaved, Sauteed & Delish

My Mom and I were in Ohio recently visiting her brother and his wife. My Uncle Chester and Aunt Shirley are great relatives. They are adventurers who love to visit new places, do things just for the fun of them and … Continue reading

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Pioneer Woman’s Flat Apple Pie, with a Jersey Twist or Two

I don’t feed cowboys or hungry (young) kids like Ree Drummond, aka  The Pioneer Woman, nor do I live in the open countryside known as Oklahoma. Nope. I feed regular people of all ages here at my home in northern New Jersey. … Continue reading

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Weight Watchers Soup Recipe Revisited

Yes, I wrote about my friend Lori’s zero point Weight Watchers soup recipe a while ago. The recipe is here. I admit that I don’t eat a ton of soup (unlike my daughter Tory who lives on the stuff when … Continue reading

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Turkey Soup from Scratch

Have you ever made homemade turkey or chicken stock? It’s not at all difficult to make and the resulting broth is very tasty! If you make a fresh turkey at Thanksgiving you can freeze the entire picked-over carcass as is … Continue reading

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Football Today!

Big football games today. Two of my favorite quarterbacks are playing so I’m looking forward to the games. First up? I want the Denver Broncos and Peyton Manning to roll over Tom Brady and the New England Patriots. I want … Continue reading

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WW Lemon Chicken & Broccoli Recipe

When I returned to Weight Watchers (WW) I received the new WW 360 book, which describes the company’s newer whole-life approach to weight loss and healthy living. On the cover is a luscious looking recipe for WW lemon chicken and broccoli … Continue reading

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Cauliflower Recipe: Spicy Side & Game Day Snack

Do you love cauliflower? Yeah, I kinda feel the same way about it, but it is good for us. Most recipes I’ve come across are one extreme or the other: cauliflower covered in a calorie-laden sauce or else so plain … Continue reading

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Ina Garten: I Met My Fave Cookbook Author!

Last week Ina Garten, the Barefoot Contessa, came to Wayne, New Jersey, for a book signing. I saw the article in my local paper and immediately determine that no matter what, I’d be at the Wayne Stop and Shop and … Continue reading

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Let’s Talk Recipes: Sour Cream Cookies

Do you have a traditional holiday recipe that has been passed down through your family? Would you be willing to share it on my blog? My family has a number of beloved recipes, from sour to sweet. One of my … Continue reading

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Round 2: Marinara Sauce with Tuttorosso Tomatoes

Tuttorosso brand puts out quality tomato products; I know since I received a 3-can gift pack of tomatoes from the company recently and I road tested the whole peeled tomatoes here. (Click on the link and enter to win a … Continue reading

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