Monthly Archives: January 2012

Banana Smoothie

  It warmed my heart to hear my middle school daughter walk in the door and ask for a banana smoothie for a snack.  Our simple banana smoothie recipe originated from my daughters time with her friend Catherine from Ireland … Continue reading

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Winter Vegetable & Bean Soup

When it rains and rains in Portland it’s dreary and it sure does the body and soul good to sit down to a warm homemade soup for dinner.  The soup I am sharing was loosely adapted from Alton Brown’s Garden … Continue reading

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Steamed Mashed Yams

Steamed Mashed Yams is a seemingly simple recipe with very few ingredients.  But, I find every time I make this recipe it is simply delicious and worth sharing.   I would say the inspiration for my mashed yams was from … Continue reading

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Creamy Make-Ahead Mashed Potatoes

Back in 2009, I noted on the cutout newspaper recipe that this was in the Thanksgiving Food Day special in The Oregonian Food Day  section.   I’m immediately interested in any do ahead recipes for the holidays or special occasion recipes … Continue reading

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