Alone in the Kitchen with a Cabbage

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I give you The Cabbage...



It looks like a big green planet, doesn't it? See the solar warmth on the left and the chilly dark side on the right? As the subject of a photo, I think it should have its own atmosphere. As the basis for a recipe, it's a smart choice. It's low in fat and calories and high in nutrition. As for what to do with it, there are countless ways to go. 


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I found myself alone in the kitchen with this cabbage the other day, and decided to try Extreme Simple Cooking. Let's abbreviate it to ESC, like the Escape key on your computer keyboard. Seems appropriate because recipes like this one let you escape from the kitchen as fast as possible. And to that end, away we go! 

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Eat with joy!

~ Cleo Coyle, author of
The Coffeehouse Mysteries






Mysteries of Pittsburgh: How to Make a BBQ Chipped Ham Sandwich by Cleo Coyle

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My husband and I grew up on chipped ham sandwiches, a regional favorite in the Western Pennsylvania area where we (and Clare Cosi, our famous amateur sleuth) were born and raised. The "chipping" or shaving of deli ham is an excellent way to make a less expensive brand of ham more tasty. To learn more and get the insanely easy recipe for a Barbecued Chipped Ham Sandwich, scroll down or click here or on the "read more" link below...

Foolproof Stuffed Mushrooms: Why Foolproof? Find out from Cleo Coyle

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Today I'm sharing a wonderful foolproof recipe for stuffed mushroom caps. Why is this recipe foolproof? Because you won't have to worry about overcooking or undercooking these stuffed mushroom caps. Ever.
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Eat with joy - and in good health!

~ Cleo Coyle, author of
The Coffeehouse Mysteries


















How to make ANGEL WINGS also known as ITALIAN BOW TIE COOKIES by Cleo Coyle

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These festive, crunchy-sweet cookies are known by many names. Angel Wings is the most popular name, but I grew up calling them Italian Bow Tie Cookies.
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Whatever you call them, they are a delight to make and eat, and I hope you enjoy my recipe. To download the recipe now in a free PDF document, click here. Or read my full recipe post by scrolling down or clicking here or on the read more link below...

May your holidays be delicious!

~ Cleo Coyle,

A Free Audiobook Reading of A Christmas Carol by Charles Dickens

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For Christmas Week 2014,
I'm sharing a public domain reading
of this beloved English holiday story,
which is also part of a long tradition of telling
ghost stories at Christmastide.


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So turn the lights low,
watch the firelight twinkle,
and let the theater of your mind
enjoy this classic by Charles Dickens,


Merry Christmas to you!
May God bless us,
every one...


Easy Blue Velvet Cupcakes and a Cupcake Menorah for Hanukkah from Cleo Coyle

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Like red velvet cake, blue velvet carries a wonderful hint of cocoa. This is a beautiful cupcake for birthday parties and baby or wedding showers. Because blue is also the color for Hanukkah, I use this recipe to make a cupcake menorah for Hanukkah Week--and, no, unlike the oil, they do not last eight days! My husband and our friends eat them all on the very first night.
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Whether you are celebrating Hanukkah, Christmas, Kwanzaa, or Yule, I send you the brightest wishes for these cold, dark months...

~ Cleo Coyle 

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Best Ever Pecan Pie Bars by Cleo Coyle

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Pecan pie bars are an impressive treat to display on holiday cookie trays, and this is the best ever recipe for them. I know what you're thinking. Given the many recipes that exist out there, how could I possibly have the best one? To learn exactly why I believe my recipe makes the best ever version of this classic treat, scroll down or click here or on the "read more" link below. And may you...

Eat with holiday joy!
~ Cleo

Chocolate Fudge Pumpkin Cookies with Pumpkin Spice Glaze by Cleo Coyle

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Healthified! These delicious chocolate cookies may have the flavor and texture of fudge brownies, but they are lower in fat. An entire can of pureed pumpkin takes the place of shortening in the recipe, bringing iron, dietary fiber, and vitamins A, C, and E to this Halloween party.


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~ Cleo Coyle, author of
The Coffeehouse Mysteries




Honey Apple Cake (dairy-free; no milk, no butter) from author Cleo Coyle

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Cleo Coyle's
Honey Apple Cake



For a sweet New Year!



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L'shanah tovah!

~ Cleo

4 Tips for Making Italian Breaded Chicken Cutlets from author Cleo Coyle

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Get four smart tips for making the perfect Italian Breaded Chicken Cutlets (plus three delicious recipes) from culinary mystery author Cleo Coyle.


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No-Crust Mini Pizzas: My No-Guilt Writer's Snack by Cleo Coyle

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As a kid, I took all my pop's homegrown veggies for granted. As an adult, I miss them dearly, especially at the end of summer. This recipe for mini pizzas makes great use of zucchini. My Italian-born mother and aunt used to make them as a kid-friendly lunch for me when I was a little girl. As a grown woman, I now make them in the afternoons as a no-guilt writer's snack.   
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How to make Frozen Chocolate Peanut Butter Banana Bites by Cleo Coyle #dairyfree #glutenfree

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These frozen goodies are delicious right out of the freezer. The bananas turn creamy after a day or so with a texture just like ice cream, but with a lot less fat (and a little less guilt).

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How to make my Low-Fat BLUEBERRY BLONDIES from Billionaire Blend by Cleo Coyle

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A delicious, low-fat cross between a butterscotch blondie and a blueberry muffin, these Blueberry Blondies are a bonus recipe from my latest culinary mystery, Billionaire Blend, a hardcover bestseller newly released in paperback.
http://www.coffeehousemysteries.com/userfiles/file/Cleo-Coyle-Billionaire-Blueberry-Blondies.pdf
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You can use fresh or frozen blueberries in this recipe, which means you can make it year-round. 

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How to Make Norwegian Egg Coffee and Your Own Spiced Coffee Blend by Cleo Coyle

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If you are a reader of my Coffeehouse Mysteries, you might recall the subject of Norwegian Egg Coffee coming up at the start of Billionaire Blend when coffee shop manager Clare Cosi describes the method as "cowboy coffee with an egg broken into it." Well, that's exactly what it boils down to (pun intended).


This basic method of making coffee is known by other names, as well: Swedish Egg Coffee, Finnish Egg Coffee, Hungarian Egg Coffee, and (of course) Lutheran Church Basement Egg Coffee. In this post, I'll show you what I consider the best way to get the tastiest results. 

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4-Ingredient Peanut Butter Cookies: No Gluten, No Dairy, No Mixer, No Kidding from Cleo Coyle

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Four simple ingredients, one fork, and one bowl yield this insanely easy peanut butter cookie that is also gluten-free and dairy-free. 

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