Roasted Tomatillo White Bean Chicken Chili

A hearty and healthy chicken chili that is not short on flavor and just as much a stew as any other chili. This was really easy to do and used up the roasted chicken I had left over. Always plan to get a few meals out of a roast chicken, at home or store bought. […]

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Roast carrots with sugar, spice and everything nice

A quick side dish with ingredients you probably already have on hand. Carrots are easy to roast and make for a healthy side pairing. This recipe first made its Odds & Hens debut as backup singers to the fried oysters but today is their day. Roasted Carrots with honey, garlic and cayenne Ingredients: Honey Garlic […]

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There’s a Hummus Among Us

Nothing fancy or revolutionary. Just a share. Simple recipe, tasty dip, no limit to customizations. Maybe more bean dip than hummus, but whatever. Hummus is the Arabic word for chickpeas. Chickpeas are also known as garbanzo beans. Why can’t they just have one name? Everybody wants to be original I guess. Scholars are at odds […]

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Roasted Bell Pepper Salad with Anchovy White Beans

A burst of flavor for the eyes and taste buds! Embrace the anchovy and witness the wondrous transformation. This simple salad is actually quite hearty, great way to use up veggies (limitless additions) and definitely healthy with olive oil, beans and brightly colored greens. Serve up alone or alongside grilled chicken or shrimp skewers. I […]

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Collection of Little Treasures

Just a show and tell of a recent weekend of treasure hunting and gathering with my Mom (dad and hubby too, but not as much enthusiasm). I include links for reference and my memory, no conflicts of interest here. Destinations include: Port Gamble, Kingston, SODO, Beacon Hill, and hometown delivered. Exhibit 1: Vintage Pyrex Refrigerator […]

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It’s Okay to Get Crabby with Your Mother-In-Law . . .

. . . when it’s served up three ways in a Chinese Restaurant! Right now is live King Crab Season, at least here in Seattle, and the method of choice for celebrating the three most important days in April: mine, my father-in-law and my mother-in-law’s birthday. All within just a handful of one another, as […]

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