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Hello to all you gentle readers. Silver Blue, Jonathan Everyday, The Wannabe Gourmet…all in one wrapper, John Barker. After a far-too-long sabbatical, I have returned…hoping to share lower fat, taste enhanced recipes with you.

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Sunday Bloody Mary
February 17, 2019 – 1:34 pm | No Comment
Sunday Bloody Mary

A tasty, zingy spiritual uplift on this cold, rainy day.

Place 1 cup ice in a 2-qt. pitcher. Add 1 cup beef broth, 1 cup vodka, 4 cups tomato juice (or V8), 2 tablespoons lemon juice, …

Chicken Vegetable Soup & Cheesy Garlic Biscuits
February 16, 2019 – 6:17 pm | No Comment
Chicken Vegetable Soup & Cheesy Garlic Biscuits

Perfect for a cool (or cold) evening’s dinner. Fresh vegetables, dark meat chicken, stock, and Cheesy Garlic Biscuits (instead of crackers) make this a satisfying meal for any member of your family!

Chicken
Vegetable Soup

2 quarts chicken …

Cranberry Wild Rice Soup (Lighter Version)
February 23, 2018 – 9:55 am | No Comment
Cranberry Wild Rice Soup (Lighter Version)

This recipe has been “lightened up” slightly and is a wonderful soup that, while meat-free, is able to satisfy the carnivores in your life!
Cranberry Wild Rice Soup (Lighter Version)
3 tbsp unsalted butter
1 large carrot, …

Cranberry Sage Stuffing
October 14, 2008 – 8:40 am | No Comment
Cranberry Sage Stuffing

Cranberry Sage Stuffing
3 tbsp butter
3 tbsp extra virgin olive oil
1 large onion, minced
5 large celery stalks, chopped (if you have the leaves, chop them too)
2 cups dried cranberries
4 cups white bread, toasted and cut into …