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St. Patrick’s Day Dinner!  Doesn’t that look good? My lovely sister sent me this photo today and now I’m so hungry for a good corned beef St. Patrick’s Day Dinner! For me St. Patrick’s Day Dinner needs exactly what you see here, boiled cabbage, potatoes & carrots, and tender corned beef. Good thing we’ve got […]

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Happy Holidays!

Happy Holidays! If you’re like me, and addicted to watching Bing Crosby movies every year at Christmas, you just read Happy Holidaaaaays in the song version from the movie Holiday Inn. We’ve been on a little unplanned hiatus here at Idiot’s Kitchen. Life got busy and stressful and although I didn’t intend to take a […]

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Just in time for Thanksgiving, I have a gadget that you need to know about… How to Use a Potato Ricer! I am something of a kitchen gadget queen, although with my limited storage, (no basement, very few upper cabinets) I’ve been trying to wean myself off of gadgets that have only one purpose. I […]

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Hi! Remember me, your long lost recipe posting friend? Sorry things have been rather light around here lately. The orchestra season started with a bang and everything seems to be happening all at once. But we’re still here and I’ll be back soon with new recipes, Thanksgiving ideas (because yes, that’s coming too), peanut butter […]

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How To Raise Butterflies

We’re taking a little break from recipes so I can share my latest obsession with you… Today we’re talking about How To Raise Butterflies! This summer when I was in Minneapolis for the opera, my friend Jen called to ask me if I wanted to help her release monarch butterflies that she had raised from […]

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We’re back! Sort of….

We’re back! Sort of… (My handsome friend for the week…) Thanks to Thaine, my tech guru, the Idiot’s Kitchen website is back up and running. We still have a ways to go and there is a total redesign in the works, but in the short term, the ability to post links to recipes has been […]

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Housekeeping & Updates

Hi Friends, As you know, we’ve been having some technical difficulties around Idiot’s Kitchen for a few months. We had a big time hacking problem and since then, little buggie problems have been popping up way too frequently. The latest problem of not being able to upload recipes has been a real pain. What good […]

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What to cook for Easter? If you’re hosting Easter dinner this Sunday or looking for a dish to bring along to celebrate with family & friends, we’ve got some suggestions that will put a spring in your step. Unlike holidays such as Thanksgiving that have a traditional menu, Easter gives you a chance to branch […]

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For the past nine weeks, I’ve been up to my eyeballs in opera. Where the is opera there is an opera orchestra. And where there is an orchestra, there needs to be cookies. LOTS of cookies. So here you have 4 variations of my friend Jen’s Famous Monster Cookies that made their opera debut this year. (Click […]

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Last Minute Valentine’s Day Suggestions! So with the actual holiday of love looming tomorrow, if you want to skip the over-crowded restaurant scene, I have some suggestions to sweep your Valentine right off his or her feet! Crab Legs! They’re not just for restaurants. Super easy and MUCH more affordable to make them at home! Julia […]

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