Monthly Archives: November 2014

Parfait! Thanksgiving Once More.

From the day after Thanksgiving, 2012: The dishes are done, family and friends safely back in their own homes, but you still have turkey and stuffing and cranberries and stuff taking up space in your fridge and/or freezer; and there … Continue reading

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The Doris Project (TDP) Week 46: How to Boil an Egg

We have family in for the holiday, and a family gathering means deviled eggs. And deviled eggs mean hard boiling the suckers. The world’s best mom-in-law (aka Doris) was put in charge of the devilling, but I helped with the … Continue reading

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Ground Beef Stroganoff

Sometimes, you just want a big ole pot of beef and ‘shrooms and sour cream-y sauce; and sometimes, you just decide to go for it with ground beef in place of the more usual cuts of sirloin. Rich was away … Continue reading

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Root Beer Spice Cake

OK, this is stoopid. Stoopidly simple to toss together and stoopidly tasty – in fact, Rich has decided it is now his most favorite of all my cakes. And to think it’s just a box of spice cake mix and … Continue reading

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Parfait! Pimiento Cheese

With just under a week to go before the food festapalooza we call Thanksgiving, let us take a moment away from planning the perfect, artisanal, locally-sourced, hand rubbed dinner/spectacle and consider this: folk’re gonna want munchies whilst you’re rolling the … Continue reading

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A Salad (and Dressing) to be Thankful For

We were chatting with a friend about Thanksgiving dinner, and he was recalling a salad he’d really enjoyed, made with cranberries and walnuts and orange slices. I did a quick search of da Google and we couldn’t find THE one … Continue reading

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The Doris Project (TDP) Week 45: Refried Black Beans

I found this recipe written on a scrap of paper in the bottom of The Doris Project bag: “Refried beans salsa mixed w/taco seasoning sour cream cheese & onion on top.” I decided to try it… INGREDIENTS •1 can black … Continue reading

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Creamy, Cheesy Polenta With BBQ

If you’re keeping track, you’ll recall that the last time I made polenta, I had to adapt a recipe that had called for quick cooking polenta because I could not find it in any market. The crispity golden polenta cakes … Continue reading

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Turkey Taco Salad

Let’s start the week with a little sumpin’ sumpin’ simple. I call it simple because I had leftover taco seasoned ground turkey in the fridge that needed to be dealt with, and had put together a pint of special sauce/salad … Continue reading

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Parfait! A Tale of Two Salad Dressings

How’s this for a (not so) little pot o’ sunshine? Fresh, home made in next to no time, French dressing for salads and… well, lots of stuff. Like, use it as a glaze for chicken, or (one of my faves) … Continue reading

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