Monthly Archives: February 2013

Citrus-Sesame Chicken Wings

A lot of chicken wings are prepared by frying, and given a Buffalo-style hot sauce. These wings, based on a recipe from Emeril Lagasse (I begin to regret my former epithet for him), are first nicely seasoned and baked for … Continue reading

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Lemon-Garlic Pasta

The basis for this recipe showed up in an email from Rachael Ray, and it looked to me to be just the thing to go with some marinated salmon. Of course, I had to make a few changes. There were … Continue reading

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Coconut Curry Chicken

I came across this recipe after searching for something different to do with the red curry paste I had sitting in the back of the fridge. The stuff lasts, like, forever, but there comes a time when stuff must needs … Continue reading

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Chiptole Aioli (and a sammich!)

When last we were considering ciabatta bread, it was in preparation of making a sammich. A bacon, avocado, and tomato sammich, specifically; and with chipotle aioli instead of just plain mayo. The thing about this chipotle aioli is, it has … Continue reading

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Parfait! Cherry Cola Ribs

“If you wish to make an apple pie from scratch, you must first invent the universe” I found myself thinking of this Carl Sagan quote one day while scrounging in my pantry for a jar of barbecue sauce to slather … Continue reading

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Rich came across a recipe for a sammich that he really wanted us to try; bacon, avocado, and tomato, with chipotle aioli on ciabatta bread. It was all basic – I had bacon in the freezer, chipotles in adobo in … Continue reading

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Chili Dog Nachos

When this recipe popped into my email from Rachael Ray et al, I immediately thought of that rather large package of Vienna Beef hot dogs I had in the freezer from our last trip to Costco, and the combination of … Continue reading

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Grapefruit and Cream Cheese Pound Cake

This is a cake that’ll have folk asking questions: “Is that lemon I taste?” and “May I have another, please?” Pink grapefruit juice and zest gives this recipe from the folk at Cooking Light a definite citrus buzz – but … Continue reading

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Chop Suey

I had been doing a search for ground beef recipes on, and came across one for chop suey that reminded of a version my mom made when I was a kid. Of course, my mom made hers with canned … Continue reading

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Parfait! The Best! Cole Slaw

Cole slaw is one of my very favorite salads, and so many recipes and restaurants get it wrong, so I was wicked excited to try this version from Paula Deen. Love it! I also usually cut down the amount of … Continue reading

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