Oriental Duck Soup

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One of my dumb ambitions for Thanksgiving was to cook Turducken. I bought turkey and duck, let them both thaw, then decided the night before that turkey was enough, and the duck was a bad idea. So after we ate all the Thanksgiving leftovers, I recalled that I had a duck to cook, stat. I roasted it for dinner Sunday night according to the package directions, which made about four servings and was neither here nor there taste wise.The next day, I boiled the carcass with onions and celery to … [Read more...]

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The Thanksgiving Winners

The grown-up table, before food and people.

I cooked Thanksgiving dinner. It was my first time. I wasn't sure if I'd pull it off, but I even (do I admit this out loud?) enjoyed it a little bit. Setting a table was fun. Family pitched in on the clean-up. The bird was fine to eat. The stuffing and the pecan bars, I  confess, were pretty darn good.I used Ina's stuffing recipe (without the apples).Pecan bars from America's test kitchen were super yum and easier than pie.And I had some leftover crust from the pecan bars, which I … [Read more...]

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No Guilt, Ugly-As-Sin, Pumpkin Pie-ish Dessert

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Here's something I don't care much about: Halloween. I love the candy/ I hate the candy. I like costuming/I hate it when my kids beg for plastic drugstore costumes.Anyway, our town took a rain check on Halloween, and that's fine with me. No trick-or-treating until tomorrow, and then only an hour of it, because we have to be at a 7 p.m. Mass--Holy Day of Obligation and all. They're watching a spooky movie and eating popcorn tonight instead, and that's about my speed.What I want to share … [Read more...]

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The Virtual Binge

mmmm....delicious virtual cookies...

It's four o'clock somewhere, as they say...SUGAR TIME!Dig through the cabinets... isn't there enough stuff here for a little cookie dough? Do I have chocolate chips? Eggs?Yes, I do.I can make it for the kids. Yes! The kids! They would love me if I made them some cookies. And it would show them that I love them as well.Love...sugar...I'm so tired....so hungry...and I will be so fat...if I follow through on this plan...and I'm trying not to be fat...but I am so hungry and … [Read more...]

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