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Spice Islands Spaghetti Sauce Seasoning

This spice mixture was a staple of my father’s spaghetti recipe, so I was really distressed to hear it had been discontinued by the Spice Island folks. The excellent website site Epicurious has a copy of the mixture recipe from the website and posted a copy here. But, because I’m paranoid I’m creating a…

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My Dad’s Spaghetti Sauce

Many Sundays at our house my father would make spaghetti. The fragrant scents of tomatoes, garlic and red wine would fill the house for hours while the sauce simmered to perfection. This isn’t really a recipe that you type up and give to someone. It’s best learned like I did, at my father’s side watching…

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Southwestern Minestrone Soup

This is based on a fairly classic Ministrone recipe modified with the New Mexico adage “it’s always better with green chile”. And I just really like pinto beans better than kidney beans 🙂

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Israeli Salad

This salad is light and full of flavor. It is good with everything! I’ve even had it as a side with scrambled eggs for breakfast. The mint adds a refreshing quality.

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