Monthly Archives: March 2012

I SHOULD be asleep…

but I keep thinking… Have I made enough food for G&M’s party tomorrow – oops – today? Should I have made that turkey wrap with the tomato-basil tortillas after the whole grain olive oil tortillas failed? Was freezing the strawberries … Continue reading

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Parfait! Ciao! Piccolo

This recipe is based on a classic Chicago-style giardiniera – which I have made, and is very good. Only thing is, home made giardiniera can be kept for just about 2 weeks, tops!, before you start tempting teh gods o’ … Continue reading

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Haricots Verts with Garlic and Shallots

Which is to say, of course: little tiny green beans that have been blanched, popped into an ice water bath, drained, and, finally, sautéed in good olive oil that has been heated with bits of garlic, shallots, and crushed red … Continue reading

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Baked Salmon with Mustard and Stuff

We eat a lot of salmon. Cedar-plank grilled, baked with a Sweet Thai Chili Glaze, plain ole barbecued… if you key in salmon in the search field on this here interweb thingy, you’ll come up with any number of options … Continue reading

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A shiny-bright pan

We had cheeseburgers last night. With Pimiento Cheese. On pretzel rolls from Trader Joe’s (mine are good, but problematic), and served with Buttermilk Potato Salad and a truly fine cucumber salad (that recipe is to come). Oh, and sautéed onions … Continue reading

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Seasoned Salt

SRSLY? SALT?!? Yep – and nicely seasoned, too, if I do say so myself. A bunch of recipes seem to call for seasoned salt anymore – and I finally gave in when I made my first batch of Soul Rolls. … Continue reading

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Parfait! Ms. G’s Buttermilk Meatballs

SO, I am helping out with a baby shower for our friends Golnaz and Mehran next week, and it is getting to be time to settle on the food. Some stuff has to be made at the last minute, but … Continue reading

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Best! Dough for Sloppy Joe ‘Za! (well, for any ‘Za, really)

So, we’ve made some mighty-fine Sloppy Joe’s (ermmm, if I do say so myself), now it’s time to make the dough. I found a pizza dough recipe I really liked when I made the White ‘Za a little while back. … Continue reading

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Sloppy Joes

I was stumped about dinner. We’d had corned beef and all the (warm weather) trimmings on Saturday, then noshed our way such a fine brunch on Sunday that we just had a taste to nibble for the rest of the … Continue reading

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Hoisin Glazed Cornish Hens

The original version of this recipe – by Mr. Aaron McCargo Jr. on – called for deep frying whole Cornish Hens before adding (jarred) sauce and finishing in the oven. Well, I don’t really care for jarred hoisin sauce, … Continue reading

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