Monthly Archives: January 2014

Parfait! Mussels (and Clams!) in White Wine Garlic Sauce

Mussels in a white wine sauce loaded with garlic is one of my very favorite meals to order at a restaurant, so it made sense that I would look for a recipe to make it at home. And the thing … Continue reading

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Loaded Potato Casserole

So, no, this is not one of your ‘lite’ recipes. I mean, you could use ‘lite’ cheese and turkey bacon and 2% evaporated milk… but why? This is, obviously, a feast day dish, and as such, it should be enjoyed … Continue reading

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The Doris Project (TDP) Week 4: Cucumbers in Sour Cream

This week’s installment of The Doris Project comes to us from a type-written sheet with the notation “from Tampa, Fl, Sewing Class” making this an 80’s recipe, so grab your unconstructed pastel sport coat with the shoulder pads, your favorite … Continue reading

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Cauliflower Gratin

I’d picked up a head of cauliflower, fully intending to test out my theory that shooting the blended veggie and cheese mixture through a cookie gun onto a parchment lined baking sheet would make for bite size, and more universally … Continue reading

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Carolina-Style Barbecue Pork

Rich was interested to try Carolina-style barbecue after seeing an example on some teevee show or another. I had some nice pork ribs in the freezer, did a bit of research, and came up with a recipe to try. A … Continue reading

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Parfait! Ratatouille ‘Za! With Turkey Parm Meatloaf

In the true spirit of Parfait!, I’ve taken the leftovers from three of this week’s posts and turned them into something new and (very) tasty for dinner. I mentioned when I posted about it that the turkey Parmesan meatloaf was … Continue reading

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Rich, spicy, and oh! so easy to toss together, this vegetable stew is as welcome fresh and warm from the slow cooker for dinner as it is (and mebbe even a touch better) the next day, at room temperature in … Continue reading

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The Doris Project (TDP) Week 3: Coca Cola Cake

Rich, dark, and wicked moist, this recipe, discovered on a photocopied newspaper clipping in The Doris Project bag makes for one fine, and really pretty simple to toss together cake. Except… I think the chocolate frosting is just a touch … Continue reading

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Turkey (or Chicken) Parmesan Meatloaf

Hmmm. I’m wondering if I mebbe screwed up. Don’t get me wrong – this was a very tasty meatloaf – nicely cheesy and with a bit of a zip added from the spicy tomato sauce, but… I thought it was … Continue reading

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Spicy Tomato Sauce

We were expecting friends for a day of IKEA furniture assembly help (lots of drawers and fiddly bits), and I wanted to offer them a nice dinner in thanks. Hmmm, pasta and shrimp in a spicy tomato sauce? Yeah, that’ll … Continue reading

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