Tag Archives: Vegetables

What’s Cookin’ – Thanksgiving Recipes and the Almost Empty Nest

As our nest gets emptier, our holidays continue to evolve. For the past several years, our daughter who lives in California has come to visit on Thanksgiving and our daughter and son-in-law who live in Arizona come at Christmas. Our … Continue reading

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What’s Cookin’ – Zucchini! (Double Chocolate Zucchini Bread from King Arthur Flour)

Every year, I plant one zucchini plant.  One.  Mainly so that I can have zucchini blossoms to make Fried Stuffed Zucchini Blossoms for my daughter, the engineer, who happens to love ’em. When I was at my sister’s house in … Continue reading

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What’s Cookin’ – Gram’s Armenian Tabouleh Salad

This is my third in a series of Armenian recipes that I have been making lately as I revisit the time that I lived in an Armenian community in Boston in the early 1980s. I talked about Gram (here) in … Continue reading

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What’s Cookin’ – Goat Cheese Mashed Potatoes

I make a lot of mashed potatoes for my family.  It is the one vegetable that everyone eats.  I make real mashed potatoes.  It has never even occurred to me to buy boxed or frozen mashed potatoes.  They are so … Continue reading

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What’s Cookin’ – Easy Homemade Hash Browns

A few weeks ago, I bought a bag of potatoes.  I only needed a few potatoes, but it was cheaper to buy a 10 pound bag than it was to buy a smaller bag or to buy them individually. I … Continue reading

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What’s Cookin’ – Cauliflower au Gratin

I love cauliflower.  My family – not so much.  Cauliflower is inexpensive and readily available especially in the Wintertime when other fresh vegetables are, well, not so fresh. Cauliflower is a member of the cabbage family which also includes brussels sprouts, … Continue reading

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What’s Cookin’ – Rice and Black Beans

My family loves rice.  One of their favorite ways to eat rice is in Rice Pilaf which is so easy and cheap to make “from scratch” that you will never use the stuff in a box again. We have a … Continue reading

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What’s Cookin’ – Stir Fried Angel Hair Cole Slaw

Cabbage is one of those vegetables that has fallen out of favor over the years.  It is a very hardy vegetable, easy to grow and store and has high yields thus making it one of the most widely eaten vegetables … Continue reading

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What’s Cookin’ – This Ain’t Your Grandma’s Green Bean Casserole

A few years ago, I ran across a “gourmet” version of the classic Green Bean Casserole on Cook’s Illustrated.  I adapted the Cream of Mushroom Soup sauce so that it was gluten free and use it in place of the … Continue reading

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What’s Cookin’ – Steamed Broccoli

When I was growing up, I thought that there were only three choices when it came to vegetables – green beans, peas, and corn.  Meals included a meat, a potato, and one of these three vegetables.  I would eat corn … Continue reading

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