Monthly Archives: November 2013

Parfait! Naan

Happy Day-After-the-Feast! If you’re like many folk, you have a fair amount o’ (hopefully) nicely roasted turkey sitting in the fridge waiting to be used up. If you’re looking for a casserole, might I suggest a very tasty turkey club? … Continue reading

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Happy Thanksgiving!

Picture it: a warm, sunny Thanksgiving Day in Montgomery County, Maryland, 1988. My sister has gathered our entire family and assorted family friends together to share the feast and the comity. To begin, Elsie thought the celery was stringy, Dorothy … Continue reading

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Corn Stock

This recipe has been banging around my ‘Try This!’ file ever since the summer – about as long as I’ve had a half dozen slightly nibbled on corn cobs stashed in a zipper bag in the freezer – and this … Continue reading

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Artichoke and Feta Tart

So, yesterday, we made the tart dough. Today, we make the tart. The thing is, I based my tart filling on a recipe from Bon Appétit that called for using frozen puff pastry sheets, and I used my own pastry … Continue reading

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Finestkind Tart (and/or Pie) Dough

Nice tart! With a tasty blend of two fillings – first an artichoke and feta base, then a topping of leftover muffaletta filling (when the artichoke and feta mixture was looking like it needed a little sumpin’ sumpin’) made for … Continue reading

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Parfait! Cranberry Relish

Just in time for the holidays – and NOW with a new twist: pantry-shelf stable cranberry relish! I really have no idea why I never thought to look into canning this, my most favorite of all cranberry sauces. One batch … Continue reading

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Pineapple, Pimiento, Pork, and Peppers

Which is to say: grilled ham and pineapple sammich with (nicely) spiced pimiento cheese. It all started with this recipe I cam across for a spicy pimiento cheese dip, made with Pepper Jack and Cheddar cheese. Then I came across … Continue reading

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Muffaletta Stromboli

Freshly sliced salami and pepperoni from the deli. Artichoke hearts, pimiento, green olives and home made spicy chop pickle. Really good, kinda smelly provolone cheese (also from the deli). Why, would I even think about wrapping all this goodness in … Continue reading

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Outrageous(ly) AWESOME Brownies

Put down that brownie mix, you won’t be wanting it anymore. “But, wait!”, you say “it’s extra fudgy!” Yeh, no… no, it’s not. These babies are the real deal; with close to two pounds* of chocolate, six eggs, and a … Continue reading

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Limoncello Sangria

When last we left the kitchen a fresh batch of limoncello had been brewed, just in time for the holidays! Now, what to do with it? Serving it on the rocks is nice, or, as my sister does, splashed over … Continue reading

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