Tagged: winter

Chicken Noodle Soup

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Despite my efforts, I realize obsessing with hand-washing and antibacterial products will not create an invisible bubble to protect me from germs. This year seems worse. There’s no getting around it—everyone is sick. Our four-year-old

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Ingredients
  • For chicken stock
  • 1 whole chicken (3 to 3-1/2 pounds)
  • 2 carrots, peeled and roughly chopped
  • 3 celery stalks, roughly chopped
  • 1 leek, roughly chopped
  • 1 teaspoon black peppercorns
  • 1 bay leaf
  • 3 sprigs fresh thyme

Lemon Lime Shortbread

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I love to bake, but it’s only on special occasions when I get fancy with frosting, sprinkles and other decorations. Zero-effort bar and drop cookies that look even more appealing when they are lopsided, bumpy

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Carrot Ginger Soup

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A day after Valentine’s Day and I am feeling desperate. Not for love, but for summer veggies. I try to eat seasonally, but sometimes I cheat. At the grocery the other day, they had a

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Chickpea Soup

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I finally caught it—my first cold of the season. What started as a scratchy throat has turned into a full blown foggy head and sniffles, so much for my daily multivitamin. Even though going overboard

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Gingerbread Cookies

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I learned an important lesson last weekend: do not try to shop for holiday cookie cutters less than a week before Christmas. What I thought would be a quick one-stop errand, ended up being a

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French Onion Soup

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I have a bad habit of saving things. This is especially true with clothes. While it is no big deal if a dress hangs in my closet for months before joining my regular rotation, when it

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Chorizo Kale Stew

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Every March when the season change becomes official with the equinox signaling the end of winter, Mother Nature always seems to miss the deadline. The buds have yet to appear on the trees, but I am

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