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A-line mod flannel dress – McCalls 2481

I’m always cold in the Bay Area, so instead of wishing the weather to be warmer by wearing lightweight cotton dresses, I have decided to be more practical and start making things in flannel and wool. This dress is a … Continue reading

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Favorite rice pilaf – Spanish rice

By popular demand, this is the highly seasoned rice pilaf recipe (AKA Spanish Rice) that I often bring to potlucks. This is the basic recipe, and there is endless potential for variation. The flavor varies a lot depending on which … Continue reading

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Ginger carrot soup

This carrot soup is rich and flavorful enough to be a meal in itself, but it is still light, so it is great as a small side cup of soup to complement any meal. It also works as a thick, … Continue reading

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Crazy log cabin quilt square (Beginner tutorial)

By Kelina Lobo The crazy log cabin design is a series of irregular squares inside other squares or rectangles, each with varying angles and sizes. It is fast, fun, very improvisational, and a great project for beginning quilters or sewers … Continue reading

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Colombian arepas – Lobo style

These tasty cornmeal cakes can be found grilled, fried, or baked in several Latin American countries. The outside fries up crisp and golden and the cheesy middle stays soft and delicious and goopy moist. You can fry them in butter … Continue reading

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Cuban black bean soup/sauce (with optional cod steak) – slow cooker

Cuban black beans are a great alternative to Mexican or American black beans.  Prepared with cod, it is a satisfying and nutritious meal. 1 Lb. dry black beans 3 cups broth (I prefer Maggi “Tu Sabor Latino! Chicken Bouillon” or … Continue reading

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Review: Korean roasted seaweed. Hong Hae Brand, and Surasang/Wang Globalnet brand.

Summary: DELICIOUS, scrumptious, addictive.  Must try! In the grocery store, I didn’t know what these were exactly, but they looked delicious, so I got a half-dozen of each. Please forgive my ignorance.  Now I cannot live without them. I also … Continue reading

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Lemon chicken with apples – slow cooker

As main dish, or served over rice or quinoa, this dish combines the sweetness of apples with a little tartness of lemon.  Like chicken soup with rice, only better. 1 1/2 Lbs. boneless chicken breast or tenderloins, fresh or defrosted … Continue reading

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Southwest borderlands posole (hominy soup)

Posole is a delicious comfort-food staple to add to your repertoire – excellent on a chilly day.  Serve as a side dish topped with cheese, or as a main dish with bread for dipping. Half a green cabbage, chopped into … Continue reading

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Mexican-style dahl

1 cup lentils 1 heaping Tablespoon coriander 1 heaping Tablespoon cumin 1 heaping Tablespoon bouillon, “Knorr Caldo con Sabor de Tomate Y Chipotle Bouillon” 1 teaspoon Chipotle (spicyness varies by batch, so test picante level by adding half at first.) … Continue reading

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