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Yeah, Thanksgiving is tomorrow and I’m ready to quit.

Yesterday I spent some time with my nieces. About four hours. We talked about a lot of stuff that has happened and basically caught up on where we were in life. Carrie, my older niece is married to Raj, a  … Continue reading

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Nostalgia long past

When I was a kid my family was divided. My mother didn’t exactly get along with my father’s relatives and vice versa. This was due to the fact they were brought up in closely knit families and you had to … Continue reading

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Another recipe that came up vis a vis Veteran’s Day

We need to remember. I should have posted this Monday During WWI and WWII meat was scarce. A lot of Old Country recipes made their way into the meal rotation. With Advent coming up and more people leaning toward vegetarian … Continue reading

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Winter goodies.

Okay, you know you have it stashed in the cabinet over the sink. Not the joint you’ve saved from the last party but a box of instant oatmeal. You bought it last winter when you swore you were going to eat … Continue reading

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I stole this from dead relatives who kept it secret from me, Why? Dunno.

I’m sorry I’m late. Stayed up late last night watching the first disk in the Emma Peel Avengers mega set. The landlord showed for the semi/tri monthly spray which consisted of hunting down my cat and getting her into her … Continue reading

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A Work In Progress, Literally.

Today I’m going semi-vegetarian. My godfather’s family came from Naples. His mother liked me and thought I had potential as an Italian cook. She taught me Sunday gravy or red sauce. It was complicated and took all day but it … Continue reading

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It’s Football Season, Might As Well Make Chili Satisfy the Troops and Have Something In the Freezer

First, a story. My father liked chili. Not flamethrower hot Texas chili but the mild generic diner kind. My mother as I might have mentioned before wasn’t a superstar cook. She had recipes but most of what we ate was … Continue reading

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I Know It’s Close To Thanksgiving, But Bear With Me. It’ll Be Worth It.

In another life I worked in kitchens. Along the way I wound up a steak house chain that had a lunch buffet. Cold cut platters and various soups and stews constructed out of leftovers dominated until we got an influx, … Continue reading

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The Blog That Bombed And A Substitute That’s Hopefully Better

Okay, a serial story didn’t work. All I’ve got left is cooking. I did for fifteen years, mostly as a line cook or sous chef. What I want to offer you are recipes that are semi-healthy and won’t kill you … Continue reading

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Part III: Mark confronts Sam, Mark begins to see a pattern, a voice from his past whispers in his ear

  More on Sam: He’s a womanizer. He’s indiscreet and basically has the common sense of a turtle, to quote Judge Judy. His last girlfriend was only partially divorced and her husband was going to use Sam as lever to … Continue reading

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