Monthly Archives: May 2011

Brats ‘n Beer

First, let me say that I have not been a lover of the Bratwurst. Folk go all mushy-gushy and claim lifelong love and devotion to some particular sausage or another, and then have specific methods for preparing said preferred tubes … Continue reading

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Marinated Chickpeas

Here’s the deal: we were going to be out all day in the city with friends, and then have everyone back to our place for a cookout – your basic burgers, brats, beans and stuff. Burgers: check (our local market … Continue reading

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Thumbprint Cookies

I came across one last jar of Clementine marmalade from the holidays in the back corner of a low shelf in the fridge and, at about the same time, came across a recipe (well, really a method) for making cookies … Continue reading

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Thousand Island Dressing

What could be better on a summer salad than this rich, creamy treat? My childhood salad topping of choice, I’d kind of given up on Thousand Island since cutting out store bought dressings. Enter the current issue of Martha Stewart’s … Continue reading

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Parfait! Bacon Jam twofer

I came across this recipe in Everyday Food last year, and thought it’d make a nice appetizer, or maybe an unusual food gift for the Holidays. As it happens, this is very much an either/or comestible – folk REALLY like … Continue reading

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Stuffed Pepper Soup

This recipe had been banging around the back of my ‘stuff to try’ file for a while, and then our friend Rick brought a tasty container of a batch he’d made as a host gift to one of our games … Continue reading

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Date Bars

I’d been looking at these lovely, large boxes of dried Medjool dates in Costco for a while, but never got around to actually picking one up. Then, friends served us some lovely dates that had been stuffed with blue cheese … Continue reading

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Grilled ‘n Glazed Sweet Potato Wedges

Question answered! Yesterday’s spice rub is, in fact, practically perfect in every way sprinkled over sweet potatoes just before tossing ‘em on a grill pan (OR in the oven – this recipe from Bobby Flay is nicely flexible, ermmm, once … Continue reading

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A Spice Rub for…?

I was putting some stuff together for the grill, and came across an interesting recipe for sweet potato wedges that called for a poultry rub… well, SPECIFICALLY, Bobby Flay’s Poultry Rub. Hmmmpf. I like Mr. Flay’s recipes and TV shows … Continue reading

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Curried Chicken Salad

Chicken, pineapple, scallions, celery, and Basmati rice all tossed together in a light dressing made from chicken stock, Masman curry paste, and home made honey mustard dressing. Nice. But first, let’s talk curry. Massaman (or even Matsaman) seems the more … Continue reading

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