Monthly Archives: March 2013

Parfait! Ciao! Piccolo

I do enjoy a nice giardiniera, but our traditional, Chicago-style, condiment is, while wicked tasty, packed in oil and so unsuitable for home canning – which means that if I make two gallons of the stuff, I need to use … Continue reading

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Roasted Asparagus Eggs Benny Casserole

I came across a recipe for a make-ahead eggs Benedict casserole that looked like almost exactly just the thing I wanted for the main course at Easter brunch. Except… I was thinking more smoked salmon than Canadian bacon. And mebbe … Continue reading

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Blender Hollandaise Sauce

We’re having a small brunch gathering this coming Sunday for Easter, and I had this idea for a main course in my head. It was based on an interesting ‘Eggs  Benedict Casserole’ recipe I came across; but I was thinking … Continue reading

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Apple & Honey Chicken Drumsticks

I came across this recipe, from the nice folk at Food Network Magazine, at just about the same time I came across this sale on pretty decent quality chicken legs and thought to myself: ‘why not?’ The combination is pretty … Continue reading

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Peach Butter

We met my best friend Jenny in Indianapolis for a day of slouching about the city and catching up and… Lunch! Specifically, lunch at Maxine’s Chicken & Waffles, which Rich and I had been told of by one of his … Continue reading

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Parfait! Marinated Stuffed Cherry Peppers

Hurry, it’s your last chance before Easter – ’cause these tasty little balls o’ pickled pepper goodness need about a week to sit in their nicely-spiced marinade before you can haul them out to amaze your friends and confound your … Continue reading

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Cinnamon Bread

The calendar claimed it was spring, but our morning walk had a decidedly January (12º) chill to it. As puppeh was warming his ears by the fire and I was warming up with a freshly brewed cup of coffee, I … Continue reading

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Spiced Meat Pies

So, the original recipe I found called for a mixture of ground beef, onion, garlic, jalapeño, beef broth, bread crumbs and spices rolled in a purchased pie crust, then brushed with an egg and curry powder wash and baked. Thing … Continue reading

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Garlic Roasted Shrimp

I got this fine little recipe in an email from the nice folk at Cooks Illustrated. I would link to the site, but it’s paywalled, so… Irregardless, the CI folk have done themselves proud with this recipe; even including the … Continue reading

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Chicken Lasagna

Rich came across this lasagna recipe that he wanted me to try. The original, from the very nice folk at Betty Crocker, looked tasty, and I loved that you let the whole thing rest overnight before baking… but… it looked, … Continue reading

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