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Theresa Langenfeld’s Yellow Bean Soup


By Trish Derge I’s August. Who wants to even think about making or eating hot soup? But the yellow beans are in! And what better way to enjoy them than in a soup? I found a generation’s old recipe from a long since passed dear woman from the Holyland who raised and fed seven kids, and a few farm ... Read More »



I borrowed this favorite from Emeril Lagasse...I promise it’ll put you in mind to sit on the patio and shut out the rest of the world. Ingredients 1 (750-ml) bottle red wine 1/4 cup brandy 1/4 cup orange flavored liqueur (recommended: triple sec or Grand Marnier) 2 tablespoons fresh lime juice 2 tablespoons fresh orange juice 1/4 cup sugar 1/2 ... Read More »

Eating Dark Chocolate at Work INCREASES Productivity


Finally, some facts to back up what I’ve been claiming forever! If you start feeling soporific at work today, this new study might perk you up. The group of now pimply-faced scientists from Northern Arizona University have conducted a study, and concluded that eating a piece of dark chocolate may activate your brain in a way that helps increase your ... Read More »

Fast Eaters Are Mostly Men…


By Trish Derge Have you ever had a meal, seated across from your husband or boyfriend, and wonder to yourself, “Does he even taste what he’s eating? How does he manage to inhale all that in such a short span of time? He’s like a young wolf! I’d bet that if I reached my hand across the table in proximity ... Read More »

The Thrill of the Grill and Patio


At long last, warm weather has arrived, and with it comes grilling season, and the thought of a nice cocktail on the patio!  I think you’ll enjoy my take on the ‘Great-American Hamburger,” accompanied by a tall glass of Summer Slush...   TRICIA’S BEYOND YUMMY BURGERS 1/2 sleeve crushed saltine crackers (whole wheat are tasty) 1 egg 2 lbs. ground ... Read More »

Wake up your senses with Oatmeal


Peanut butter granola is so versatile and a great healthy snack alternative.  You can sprinkle it in with yogurt or just simply eat it on the run.  Either way it will disappear soon.  Very easy  to prepare. Peanut Butter Granola Vegetarian, Gluten free, makes 2 cups, 5 min. prep  time, 15 min cook time 2 cups Quaker oats (old fashioned) ... Read More »

Tricia’s Table


Mom’s Waldorf-Astoria Red Velvet Cake For years mom made me a red velvet cake which I begged for each year on my birthday. She made it using the original recipe supposedly from the Waldorf-Astoria Hotel that included a butter cream frosting instead of the now-traditional cream cheese frosting. This is my attempt to duplicate her recipe…. Ingredients for cake: ½ ... Read More »

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