Monthly Archives: April 2012

Green Beans Caesar

This recipe comes to us from the nice folk at Del Monte back in the day of AM radio and brightly colored cars with lots of chrome and tail fins. I’ve sampled mid-century canned veggie recipes before and really liked … Continue reading

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Parfait! The Best! Thousand Island Dressing

I was making a salad, and needed to make the dressing to go with. Creamy Roasted Garlic? One of Rich’s favorites, Perfect! Except. The garlic was *less* than suitable for roasting. Thousand Island? Perfect! I have a great recipe that … Continue reading

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Best! Roasted Tomatoes

What to do with a rapidly aging bowl of cherry and grape tomatoes? I wasn’t feeling the love for making a batch of warm tomato relish, and didn’t really have the time to make Afternoon Delight Tomatoes. A quick trip … Continue reading

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Ranch-Style Pork Chops

Thick cut bone-in pork chops, marinated in a bit of buttermilk, then seasoned with a pretty simple mixture of blends and seasonings and baked. Tasty! This was a sponsored recipe by Melissa d’Arabian for the nice folk at Hidden Valley® I … Continue reading

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Honey and Chili Baked Chicken Legs

This was nice – and simple – and flexible enough that I was able to use up some stuff I’d had sitting around the fridge (WHY did I ever buy that orange-mango juice?). It, ermmm, also went surprisingly well with … Continue reading

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So, there was this lasagna throwdown at Barb and Justin’s house, and I decided to go old-school classic (well, for me) and make a batch o’ my Mom’s Lasagna; loaded with Swiss and cottage cheese and – to make up … Continue reading

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Parfait! Tomato Soup

It’s a cold, gray, drizzly day here on the edge o’ the prairie – a fine time to sit down to a steaming bowl of zippy tomato soup (and mebbe a nice grilled cheese sammich). I have tried a bunch … Continue reading

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Mshalale Salad with Blueberries

We watched Nadia G. prepare this tasty salad, and immediately set about planning to make it ourselves. Kind of a Lebanese riff on panzanella – the salad is a tempting combination of blueberries, pomegranate seeds (ermmm, I used dried cranberries), … Continue reading

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Pita Bread

I had a project in mind that called for pita bread, and so figured that this was as good a time as any to try my hand at making a batch. A quick trip to da Google provided this recipe … Continue reading

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Roasted Asparagus Salad with Prosciutto Crisps

Still recovering from our (delicious) meat coma (and Mountain Day!) inducing dinner on Saturday, this tasty little bit o’ roasted veggie – with, admittedly, those crisped bits of prosciutto – was a welcome addition to our (mostly) meatless dinner table … Continue reading

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