Monthly Archives: December 2010

Garlic Oil

Happy New Year’s Eve Day! We’re planning a quiet evening at home – some filets on the grill and maybe Carrots Vichy, but I’ve still some things to put together for our open house on Sunday. One munchie I’m planning … Continue reading

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Spanish Sausage Rice

I was starting on my year-end attempt to purge at least ONE of the freezers, and came across this packet of hot (I was almost certain) Italian sausages. PERFECT for a diavolo sauce (yes, I know it is traditionally a … Continue reading

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Honey-Soy Salmon

This was our main course with the boxty. The original recipe, from the barefoot contessa, called for a 3 pound side of fresh salmon, lightly marinated in some of the sauce mixture, grilled, and then allowed to rest on a … Continue reading

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Boxty for Boxing Day

Back in October, we went to Wisconsin Wine and Dine in Milwaukee with our friends Bob and Don. It was a great way to spend a Sunday, with lots of tastes of wine and foods and specialty libations. Being Wisconsin … Continue reading

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A Fine, Festive Roast Beast

We spent Boxing Day (December 26) quietly at home, munching on bagels and leftover barbecue beef cups and the like before a dinner of boxty and salmon. I’ll give you my take on boxty tomorrow – along with a very … Continue reading

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Martha’s French Onion Soup

We were invited North o’ the border again for Christmas Day – this time to Bob and Don’s. Tho’ they originally invited us for dinner – a standing rib roast and garlic smashed potatoes with goat cheese; they added the … Continue reading

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Happy Merry Everyone!

We spent Christmas Eve with good friends in Wisconsin. One made these great pizza bread things on sourdough and French baguettes; and another, her famous cookies (including one version filled with my own clementine marmalade – hmmm – I don’t … Continue reading

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Barbecue Beef Cups

There was a lot to be done. Red Velvet Whoopie Pies needed to be baked, frosting whipped together, then all combined and stashed in the fridge downstairs for holiday festivities. Cocktail sauce needed to be made for the shrimp (it’s … Continue reading

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Tropical Cookies

I promise – last cookie recipe until next week! But, hey, we want to be sure to have a cookie Santa likes, and I am nothing if not into assortment and choice. These cookies actually started out to be something … Continue reading

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Maple Syrup Brined Pork Chops

So. I was all set to continue with a whole slew o’ cookie recipes – mostly because ‘tis the season and I figure folk would like that – BUT – iWeb has been really annoying about publishing this week, and … Continue reading

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