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One of the things I love about cooking is you can take a recipe, modify it, and it has a whole new look and taste. Potato Soup is a great dish for modifications. This year I used bacon, fresh parsley, fresh chives, and white cheddar cheese for a wonderful blend of flavors! It can be …

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This year our winter in the Northeast consists of arctic air from Canada and far too much snow! Somehow it does not seem fair to have wind chills of -20 degree fahrenheit (or -29 Celsius) and it still snows! Heavy sweaters are a must and driving with gloves is also imperative (I dislike driving with …

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Every year I make a potato soup for St. Patrick’s Day. Last year I made St. Patrick’s Day Potato Soup! The version I made this year is an easy to make potato soup with the shrimp adding a bit more saltiness making it fun to eat. Depending upon the size you dice the potatoes, you …

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It is a good time of year to try different versions of my original Minestrone Slow-Cooked Stew. It is still bitter cold and we rarely get a warm day. Most of us are so looking forward to spring! I am so done with this winter – but am trying to find projects to keep me busy. …

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I must admit this Chicken Chili rivals my Turkey Chili and has become my favorite! We tend to make our chili thick, therefore; if you prefer a more broth-based chili just add more chicken stock. This chili is fabulous with tortilla chips for dipping. I love the crunch of the tortilla with the spiciness of …

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Happy Saint Patrick’s Day everyone! Whether or not you are Irish or Irish American, I wish you a wonderful, blessed day filled with much happiness! Today I would like to share this Old Irish Blessing and an Irish Guinness Stew recipe. An Old Irish Blessing May love and laughter light your days, and warm your …

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What a wonderful Saturday I had spending hours exploring blogs from around the world! There are so many wonderful talented cooks that inspire me to try new ingredients. I can’t wait to draft my versions of a few recipes and test them. It has been rather frigid lately with temperatures dipping into the negatives (Fahrenheit) …

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I first had this soup while staying at Stonehurst Manor in New Hampshire during our hiking trip. Each night they had two homemade soups to select from. I love soup and enjoy trying new recipes. The first night we were there, the waitress explained what was in this soup and I was intrigued that it …

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