Moqueca Brazilian Seafood Stew

Moqueca Brazilian Seafood Stew

So how about it guys, do you read magazines any longer? I get so much information online that they sometimes seem obsolete. And yet I manage to subscribe to a couple of food magazines because they are just so inexpensive. And they inspire me – when I manage to get them open and actually read them! That’s how I fell in love with the idea of this Moqueca Brazilian Seafood Stew – I saw it in Food & Wine Magazine.

Moqueca Brazilian Seafood Stew

Moqueca Brazilian Seafood Stew

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Old Fashioned Ham Bone Soup

Old Fashioned Ham Bone Soup

Any time I bake a ham, I like to make soup with the bone, but if that ham is made in the late spring, say for Easter or Mother’s Day, you’ll probably want an option that is a little lighter than some of the traditional bean, pea or cheesy potato soups. How about a soup like Old Fashioned Ham Bone Soup? It can be made on the stove top or in the Instant Pot.

Old Fashioned Ham Bone Soup

Old Fashioned Ham Bone Soup

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Gabure French Bean Stew

Gabure French Bean Stew

When I first heard of Gabure French Bean Stew, I just knew I had to try to make it myself. I can get pretty excited by a recipe, even if it’s for something I’ve never heard of or tried before. Gabure is one of those recipes. You’re not alone if you have to ask what Gabure is! At least I had to ask. Ask my friend, Google, that is…

Gabure French Bean Stew

Gabure French Bean Stew

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Mom's Classic Carrot Cake - Sheet Cake Version; it makes a marvelous layer cake, too.

Mom’s Classic Carrot Cake

This is my Mom’s Classic Carrot Cake and for a while, it was a go-to for special occasions, especially since it was always a two-layer affair. I think I’ll always associate carrot cake with Easter…in my mind, I guess, Easter goes hand in hand with rabbits and rabbits eat, well, carrots – and just about anything else in the garden!

Mom's Classic Carrot Cake - Sheet Cake Version; it makes a marvelous layer cake, too.

Mom’s Classic Carrot Cake – Sheet Cake Version; it makes a marvelous layer cake, too.

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