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Split Pea Soup ~ All Hail The Christmas Ham Bone!

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46 degrees yesterday morning. Split Pea Soup time. Making homemade pea soup is a snap. And the reason I snag the bone from Christmas or Easter family dinners {this one courtesy of sis Janie} – it makes split pea soup REALLY great.

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Sweet Easter Memories and THE BEST Ham Recipe

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Easter is AWESOME when you’re little; it was for me. And I like to think that I contributed to at least one sweet Easter memory for all the little kids in our family. I see this photo on my vanity almost every day.

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What Meryl Streep Served Steve Martin in “It’s Complicated” ~ Croque Monsieur

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Meryl Streep, Alec Baldwin, Steve Martin. All eating, all the time. The movie “It’s Complicated” is now Tivo-able. It’s the kind of chick flick I love because, besides hilarious middle-age angst, there’s a lot of great looking real food.  Did you ask, “what’s that cheesy thing Meryl served Steve” (which then made Alec swoon)?  They […]

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Grilled Mushroom and Ham Crostini

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If I may give some life advice… whenever you find yourself in need of a mood lift, throw a potluck dinner party. People like to contribute, they really do. Invite an interesting mix of friends, hand out food assignments (appetizer, side dish, salad, vegetable, dessert) – the host does the entrée. Wine tends to arrive […]

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Favorite Ham Story, And The Recipe

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This is the best recipe ever to cook the perfect ham for Easter. It was by luck that I stumbled on this compelling story about feeding a sophisticated crowd via a cheap ham, called the “Ham Gambit.”  Most likely, the use of the word CHEAP got my attention because there are few people who are […]

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