Slow Cooked Beans

You don’t need a slow cooker to slow cook beans. Basically a large pot will do, although you wouldn’t want to leave it on all day if you’re going to be away. Once you’ve tasted beans cooked the slow way, you may never buy canned beans again! These instructions are…

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Creamy Garlic Soup

This soup will knock out a cold in no time! But beware–your breath might knock out your partner, too. 🙂 Actually, the soup tastes great, and it’s my go-to food when I’m dragging around from a cold or flu. Speaking of the flu, doesn’t it seem that EVERY year is called…

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Zucchini with Mint

When you have a plethora of zucchini and fresh mint in your garden or produce box, why not combine the two? It makes a refreshing early-summer side dish, roasted in the oven or cooked on the grill. Even if you don’t like zucchini, you might like it prepared this way—my husband can vouch for that!

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Cajun Crab Cakes

My husband is Cajun and is very particular when it comes to crab cakes. He does NOT like filler, but it can be difficult to hold the cakes together without any. These are packed with crab, using only the smallest amount of breadcrumbs. Adjust the Tabasco to suit your tastes, then serve some on the side as well.

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