Monthly Archives: March 2015

Baked Fish and Chips

I enjoy going to fish fries during Lent, but I always feel kind of guilty about it. First, they’re usually on Friday, and somehow the idea of fried fish never really seems to jive with the concept of abstaining. And … Continue reading

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Weekly Menu Plan #21

Katie’s plan: Pigs in a blanket, tater tots, grapes and sliced apples Parish Soup Supper: brought Pumpkin-Chai Soup, No-Knead Bread, Vegetable Tortellini Soup, and Irish Soda Bread Chicken and rice casserole, peas, peaches Macaroni and cheese, baked beans, steamed green … Continue reading

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List of Pantry Seasonings You Can Make

When I was in college, I spent part of a summer studying abroad in Provence, in the south of France. It was an incredible adventure, and so much of what I experienced there influences me to this day. The sun-drenched … Continue reading

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Cream of Broccoli Soup

I love a good Cream of Broccoli soup, but for me it needs to have two things: Cream and Broccoli. Too many versions try to skimp out with milk or worse for creaming the soup, and if you just have … Continue reading

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Weekly Menu Plan #20

Katie’s plan: Parish Soup Supper: took Creamy Tomato Soup and copycat Olive Garden breadsticks Lunch with family: took Quiche Lorraine, English Muffin Toasting Bread, and fruit salad Turkey or grilled cheese sandwiches, celery, leftover creamy tomato soup, fruit salad Mexican … Continue reading

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Shepherd’s Pie

I was in my mid-twenties before I had Shepherd’s Pie for the first time. I was a newlywed, working full time, and expecting my first child. And I suddenly had this idea to make Shepherd’s Pie for dinner. So I … Continue reading

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Irish Soda Bread

I love Irish Soda Bread. I have tried many recipes over the years, and I’ve rarely been disappointed. (There was that one time, with the recipe that mistakenly called for twice the amount of baking soda…that one wasn’t good.) But … Continue reading

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