Valarie Russell on September 22nd, 2015

Its fall and time for some great recipes for our winter squashes. This dish is so simple and quick to prepare you can have dinner on the table in less than thirty minutes.  You could use this in several different applications… add some bowtie pasta a bit of olive oil and toss. Maybe puree the […]

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Valarie Russell on April 14th, 2015

Aah yes, I have a salad to share with you today. It’s fresh, healthy and full of color! A much needed departure from all the cooked foods we have been devouring lately. If you’re anything like us, we tend to eat more cooked foods in the winter. It seems to be somewhat instinctual but a good […]

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Valarie Russell on November 11th, 2014

While vacationing last week I discovered that the National Dish of Saint Maarten on the French side is Callaloo Soup (Caribbean Greens). It’s made with pork cubes, chicken stock, okra, hot pepper (habanero or Scotch Bonnet are typically used), onion, callaloo leaves (spinach like, so I used spinach) and other ingredients. This soup is really delicious […]

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Valarie Russell on May 6th, 2014

I found this recipe in a Walgreen’s magazine ~ heart health & you.  Since  it sounded so good and we have plenty of kale I decide to fix it for Kenny this week.  We thought it was delicious, I used oranges since Kenny can’t have grapefruit, I think it would be great either way.  Hope […]

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Valarie Russell on February 22nd, 2012

Last month as you all know was the tragic sinking of the Costa Concordia cruise ship. My mom and I had the pleasure of experiencing that beautiful ship a few years ago while traveling in the Mediterranean.  I hadn’t thought much about that trip for awhile, but as soon as I heard of the tragedy […]

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Valarie Russell on February 11th, 2012

This is Kenny’s newest absolute favorite soup, and I can have it on the table in 30 minutes. I should have double the recipe, as Kenny ate six bowls yesterday! The flavors blend and make the soup even better the next day (if someone doesn’t eat it all the first day).  Hope you enjoy this […]

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Valarie Russell on June 7th, 2011

It’s kale and new potato time at the New Albany Farmer’s Market, stop by and pick some up and you too can make this delicious soup. The following  recipe is one I found from a website called, it’s the olive garden potato/sausage/kale soup. I made this at  home and was really impressed!! This is definitely something […]

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