Author Archives: Marilyn

Easy Bean & Squash Stew

Click here to view recipe. For some reason, I have become enamoured with butternut squash. Readily available at my local grocery store, it stays fresh for a long long time on the kitchen counter so it has become one of … Continue reading

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Chicken Stew My Way

Click here to view recipe. At the risk of sounding boastful, I am the queen of leftovers (or previously served/prepared food) meal preparation.  While in Seattle, I make three meals a day, seven days a week except the occasional times … Continue reading

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Mint-Stuffed Brownies

Click here to view recipe. This week I really had a craving for mint brownies, but the thought of making a buttercream and then waiting to top the pan of brownies with ganache seemed like too much work.  And then … Continue reading

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Shirazi – AKA Chopped Vegetable Salad

Click here to view recipe. My daughter-in-law invited our family (all adults are vaccinated!) to their home today for breakfast and to celebrate the Persian New Year, Nowruz.   Nowruz means “New Day” and features many lovely traditions including celebrations, … Continue reading

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Overnight Grab and Go Oatmeal Bowls

Click here to view recipe. Because I’m typically up by 6:30 in the morning, I often forego a proper breakfast.  After my house-made coffee drink, I am ready to tackle the day until maybe 10 am.  So make-ahead breakfast items … Continue reading

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Chili – Perfect for Cold Nights and Remembering Family

So this post was originally published way back in 2011. And I actually re-posted it again in 2015. Which should tell you how much I adore this recipe. But what really had me thinking about this post – aside from … Continue reading

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Stir Together Cinnamon Tea Bread 

Click here to view recipe. If you are looking for a “no mixer needed” quick bread that uses oil instead of butter and can be sliced to have with your morning coffee or tea, or used as a dessert for … Continue reading

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Warming Breakfast Loaf

Click here to view recipe. This is a simple, easy to stir together breakfast loaf cake that includes fruit and vegetables: carrot, zucchini, banana…so that is healthful, right?  Maybe not so much, but this sure hits the spot smeared with … Continue reading

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Pressure Cooker Butternut Squash Risotto

Click here to view recipe. Years ago, so many many years ago that now it seems like a lifetime, my sister Susan and I went to Tuscany together. Our kids were all still young and living at home, but we … Continue reading

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Brown Rice with Black Beans & Cheese 

Click here to view recipe. The Winter Solstice…  It is the shortest, darkest day of the year and a day when I inevitably breathe a sigh of relief because from that point on, the days begin to get a little … Continue reading

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