Monthly Archives: January 2013

Shrimp and Chorizo Quesadillas

So. We have our lime & chipotle guacamole, let’s continue on with this recipe from the nice folk at Rachael Ray. Both recipes really do go quite well together, but they are both so very good, I thought it only … Continue reading

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Lime Chipotle Guacamole

What to make for dinner? Sometimes, the answer to that question shows up like magic in my email, like today’s post for smoky guacamole with fresh lime juice, and the chorizo and shrimp quesadillas it’s served with; which will be … Continue reading

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Sesame-Ginger Chicken

Smoky sesame oil, home made hoisin sauce (trust me, it’s w-a-a-a-y better than store bought, and wicked simple to toss together), and a slow cooker combine to turn a whole, halved chicken into one. fine. meal. I tweaked the original … Continue reading

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Sesame Noodles

So, I’d made this pretty darned tasty sesame and ginger chicken, and that got me to really wanting a batch 0′ sesame noodles. Fortunately, I still had a bit of hoisin sauce in the fridge leftover from making the chicken, … Continue reading

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Parfait! Buttermilk Meatloaf

I like this meatloaf. Well, I should – I’ve made it (and featured it) enough; here, and here – but this time, I got rid of the beef (!), opting for a mixture of ground pork and turkey. Ermmm, and … Continue reading

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Crispy Tortilla Strips (for salads and soup)

Here’s the deal: I’d bought a large-ish package of fresh corn tortillas to make gluten-free artichoke appetizer cups for our holiday gathering, then I decided to just make the dip as, well, a dip, and served it with flat bread … Continue reading

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Tuna Steak, Grilled Vietnamese(?) Style

Authentic Vietnamese recipe? I seriously doubt it. I left out the mint, replaced the cilantro with my preferred curly parsley, and cut out the rice vinegar entirely. Of course, since I had started by finding a recipe for making Vietnamese … Continue reading

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Marinated Skirt Steak

We were in the mood for Gorditas, so I rummaged in the pantry and found a box kit. Then I started thinking… Chicken? No, we just had chicken. Ground beef? Nope, fresh out. Then I recalled this skirt steak I … Continue reading

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Garlic and Buttermilk Smashed Potatoes in teh ‘Wave!

Yep. Real, honest-to-goodness smashed potatoes, cooked to pretty-darned-near perfection in the ‘wave. I got the idea from making a batch of potatoes for Russian salad: why did I need to use boiling water to make smashed potatoes when my ‘wave … Continue reading

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Parfait! Best! Potato Cakes

Mashed potato, an egg, some cheese, fresh parsley, and seasonings; that’s all it takes (well… and a bit of flour, butter, and canola oil) to make these fine little cakes o’ goodness. I had made some mashed potatoes to go … Continue reading

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