Monthly Archives: April 2010

Chicken Cordon Bleu

Or «Suprèmes de Volaille au Fromage» from my trusty 36 year old book ‘French Cooking.’ In truth, I mixed the recipe up a bit with one I found on – I liked the baking in place of pan frying; … Continue reading

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Potato Salad

Yes, yes. Potato salad. Not the most intriguing of recipe concepts. BUT – if, like me, you’ve been suckered into buying the 10 pound bag of Russets at Dominick’s because, hey – it’s only 99¢ – you will quickly find … Continue reading

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Barbecued Ribs

I got the original version of this recipe from Everyday with Rachael Ray last summer (2009). This recipe is very tasty – and kinda healthy, too – apparently, braising the ribs reduces the fat content. I have tried this with … Continue reading

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Why not? It’s a balmy 37º this morning; but the sun is shining and the sky is clear – so a warmer afternoon is coming, methinks (oops – ‘Talk Like Shakespeare Day’ was LAST week). Perfect for washing the kitchen … Continue reading

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Tartar Sauce

Fish. Well, more specifically frozen breaded fish. Everyone seems to have their own favorite way to eat it; Rich usually likes his with ketchup or, on occasion, malt vinegar. Sue can’t eat it without green relish (to the extent that … Continue reading

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Eggplant Parmesan

It’s a sunny, but crisp spring day out here. The golfers are out in force, but since it’s a weekday we’re unlikely to witness their favorite game of drunk bumper golf carts. The weather is perfect for this simple vegetarian … Continue reading

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Onion Soup Gratinée

Saturday was a gray, cool, damp day – lucky for me – because I had a taste for some onion soup! This recipe comes from ‘Julia and Jaques – Cooking at Home’ by Julia Child and Jacques Pepin. The most … Continue reading

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A lazy day…

Cody is hard at work proofing my next post; and I am chilling on this cold, gray day. We had some wonderful French onion soup last night, and I have some steaks sitting in a peppercorn/garlic/mustard marinade for dinner tomorrow. … Continue reading

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Strawberry Bread

It’s a cold, gray day here on the edge o’ the prairie – a perfect time to use up the strawberries that are getting on in the refrigerator by making this bread. I found it on the web a few … Continue reading

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Thai-Style Pork Stew

I was looking for something interesting to serve for dinner on a day I knew we’d be out and about with house guests and came across this little slow-cooker keeper from Cooking Light. We weren’t gone all day – more … Continue reading

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