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Roast Leg of Lamb: A Greek Easter Dish

I’ve never made roast leg of lamb before. My friend Erma offered to come over and make it, so I figured why not, we’ll try something new. No one in my family is a huge fan of lamb. Gran Fran, my mom, pretty much despises the smell and taste of it. We have said in the [...]

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Slow Cooker Chicken Stew

Well, I guess it is still winter, so let’s make slow cooker chicken stew. What I love about the slow cooker (a statement I never thought I’d make) is that you can really throw any combination of meat, broth and veggies in it and end up with a lovely satisfying meal with little to no [...]

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Pizza Rustica: Gran Fran’s Epic Easter Pie

  I’m at my desk, working. A package arrives. It’s from N.Y.C. I don’t even need to look at the address, due to the way it’s packed, I know it’s from Gran Fran. Her typical packing-box style requires a recycled box from Amazon, or some other online retailer, and a piece of 81/2 x 11 [...]

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Remedy for What Ails You: Ginger, Lemon, Garlic, Honey and Cayenne Teas

When you have a sore throat and are coming down with a cold, ginger and cayenne tea is the way to go. Add lemon, garlic, and honey and you’ll be fixed up well quickly. The strong taste, the heat from the cayenne and the warmth of the garlic will help you sweat out whatever ails [...]

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