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Farro Mushroom Green Bean Salad

Samantha Bee, from Daily Show and now her OWN SHOW, Full Frontal with Samantha Bee, did an interview with Grub Street, turns out she is a good cook and time organizer, two things Silly Mama loves. Among so many of … Continue reading

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Creamed Spinach Mushroom

Let’s talk about SIDES. I was the vegetarian daughter in a family of meat-eaters, and for decades, at holidays, I was asked if I could “just pick it out,” NO, and I went through an entire Engagement Reception Dinner with … Continue reading

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Zucchini Salad with Creamy Avocado Dressing

If you don’t have a Spiralizer yet, I highly recommend. I’ve got the Paderno. Here’s a youtube from a previous post to help you get started. Low-carb, delicious “noodles” or, in this case, zucchini swirls for a fabulous salad. Hat … Continue reading

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One Pan Mexican Quinoa

Easy, fabulous. One pan, mucho taste. Hat tip, Damn Delicious. Recipe: 1 tablespoon olive oil 2 cloves garlic, minced 1 jalapeño, minced 1 cup quinoa 1 cup vegetable broth 1 (15-ounce) can black beans, drained and rinsed 1 (14.5 oz) … Continue reading

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Second Super Bowl, guess those QBs got me there

So, last year, I watched, because I was quite taken with Tom Brady, became friends with him AND his lovely wife on Facebook, and enjoyed watching that game (albeit last minute oy vey decisions! let us not go into that, … Continue reading

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More Days In Court

When we last left our local courthouse, I had been granted the surreal status of Legal Guardian to my daughter (who else would it be?), an Order to create a Blocked Account for her, and a Receipt and Acknowledgement of … Continue reading

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“I love life, very much indeed.”

It’s still hard to believe he’s gone, but we have so much with which to remember him by. Extraordinary artist. “A collector.” Facebook Twitter Google+ LinkedIn

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Spicy Lentil Tahini Wrap

I wanted to make my own Trader Joe’s Spicy Lentil Wrap with Tahini Sauce**, and found this recipe. Hat tip, Feasting At Home. I used precooked lentils from Trader Joe’s (found amongst lettuces and other greens), prepped all the other … Continue reading

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Sleepover homemade baked doughnuts

Hosting a New Year’s sleepover. It’s been awhile since I’ve made doughnuts, last time was for a softball game early morning. This recipe is super easy, and you can decide what topping, go chocolate, go cinnamon-sugar, whatever.  So good, not … Continue reading

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‘Cause I’m A Man, Tame Impala

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