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Durkee Deviled Eggs

Does anyone remember Durkee Famous Sandwich & Salad Sauce? Supposedly, Abraham Lincoln spread Durkee on his turkey sandwiches in the White House. My mother turned up her nose at Durkee (and Miracle Whip), believing that Hellman’s Mayonnaise was the only appropriate spread for sandwiches. My mother-in-law, on the other hand,…

 

2 More Meals to Fix

Do you remember my supper and simple salad for one, starting with rotisserie chicken, spinach, tomatoes and canned 3-bean salad, salad olives and artichoke hearts? I prepared two additional meals in 10 minutes recently—not counting boiling water while I watched the news. While I boiled a 9-ounce package of Buitoni Mushroom…

 

CELEBRATION!

We have celebrated together for more than four decades–our own major life events, then our children’s, now our grandchildren’s. Like today. Old friends honoring a beautiful young granddaughter in the company of her friends and family. Pink flamingos stood in tropical flower gardens on the tables. Caribbean music played in the background. Hurricane…

 

Simple Salad for 1

Once I was an excellent cook, even a successful cookbook editor; but cooking for one is no fun—perhaps because it is the prelude to eating alone. In addition, I waste so much food. None of my old recipes work particularly well for one person. Furthermore, since I always accept last-minute…

 

What’s for Supper?

We all remember that moment—that first time alone at home after the funeral—and he doesn’t come home for dinner. And we realize: He will never come home again. For me, it was the very worst time of the day. What was I supposed to do for the next five hours…