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Category: Meatless

Giggi’s Macaroni and Cheese

Sundays at Giggi’s, my Italian grandmother, the entire family gathered ’round her table and shared a meal together…every Sunday…every family member. When I moved to the left coast after college I missed those Sunday suppers. One day, I called Giggi and she patiently walked me through her secret formulas for my favorite dishes. We have those hand written cards to this day, her leg of lamb, macaroni and cheese, and cabbage and beans…

Easy Asparagus Gruyere Tart!

  This Asparagus Gruyere Tart is one of my favorite recipes to prepare (and to eat!) especially when asparagus is bright green and in season. And, it is easy too! Only a few ingredients are needed and it looks so appetizing as a side dish or an appetizer. This tart is perfect with just the asparagus and cheese, or use your imagination and add whatever you think would be a Gr8 addition to the top of the tart. How about…

Marta’s Healthy Tasty NOT Refried Beans

Beans, beans, the musical fruit…… Beans do have a poor reputation, don’t they? But THESE beans, well, I could probably live on these beans. My friend Marta has made these for lunch, for dinner, AND for breakfast! That’s right, spread them on a tortilla, put a fried egg on top and enjoy! So you really could live on these! Debbie is our resident Latin food expert and the first time she had Marta&#8217…

Winter Minestrone

When that cold winter air hits your bones and keeps you indoors all day long, other than staying under your covers, not much else can warm you up like a bowl of hot soup. Am I right? A hearty pot of goodness that will soothe your body and comfort your soul. That pot I’m talking about is Winter Minestrone. All the best vegetables that will make you feel good every sip of the way! This soup has a…

Wild Rice with Mushrooms. Hearty enough to eat on its own!

Wow! Just thinking back to our first Great 8 dinner makes me smile. I remember the beautiful invitation so well…including the menu listing all of the delicious flavors we’d look forward to having that evening. Wild Rice with Mushrooms was what Anna and Vince had chosen for me to bring! “Oh yay,” I thought! I couldn’t have been happier! The chewiness of wild rice, is something I have always loved…and…

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