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Happy New Year Everyone! The past couple of years there have not been many posts by Realistic Cooking Ideas due to personal reasons. I am resuming blogging but under a new blog called Supper Plate. This blog will contain some of the recipes from Realistic Cooking Ideas that will be revised and many new recipes! …

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I hope everyone had a wonderful New Years! Sometimes we go out for dinner on New Years Eve and other times we stay at home and try a new recipe. This year’s recipe was: Vietnamese Braised Scallops. Not only were they easy to cook, I was able to make the sauce earlier in the day. …

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Around St. Patrick’s Day we always hear about wearing of the green! Well here is a cookie that is wearing a bit of the green. Bite into this great cookie for a surprise burst of mint. Of course this cookie is great any time of the year, but I do like its festive appearance for …

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This is a wonderful light and creamy dessert just in time for St. Patrick’s Day! I have changed it slightly from the traditional recipes to reduce both the time to make and some of the calories. It is wonderful when you can have a dessert that is healthy and delicious while getting into shape for …

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On a cold winter day, most of us want some comfort food! I love chicken pot pie and chicken dumplings but wanted a twist on the traditional recipes. I started with a simple rosemary marinade for the chicken and added smoked paprika and dry sherry imparting a nice warmness. Rosemary has a woodsy aroma with …

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For Christmas, my mother made her wonderful Peanut Blossom Kisses. This is another cookie I have loved since I was a child! Hershey Kisses were just so much fun to look at, open, and eat. Then around Christmas they came in beautiful wrapped colors just like little Christmas gifts. I loved looking at them in …

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Christmas morning is a wonderful time to treat yourself to a fun breakfast! We enjoy this french toast recipe because it is a nice break from our typical breakfast. Plus you can make it ahead of time and either bake it the night before or put it into the oven when you first get up. …

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I first had Thai food many years ago when I worked at a different company. A lovely co-worker Sarapee knew of a restaurant called “The King and I” in Amherst, New York. Every Thursday we would order out for lunch and she suggested this restaurant, as she knew the owner. I was hesitant because I …

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