Monthly Archives: May 2015

Parfait! Thousand Island Salad Dressing

It’s no secret that I haven’t bought salad dressing in years. Why should I, when I can make my own salad dressing at home with less sugar and sodium and next to no funky additives? The only salad dressing I … Continue reading

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Pork Chops in Marinara Sauce

I normally doctor a jar of decent pasta sauce when I’m in the mood for spaghetti or what have you, but then I came across a recipe calling for canned tomatoes, onion, spices, and pork chops lightly browned then braised … Continue reading

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Roasted Sweet Potato Salad

How’s this for the perfect picture of an American summertime cookout? Coleslaw? Check. Pub Burgers with melted cheese fresh from the grill? Check. Roasted sweet potato salad? Ch… Wait! What?!? Yep, you read that right, this potato salad is made … Continue reading

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Roman Chicken

We were planning a week away in a cabin in Door County, Wisconsin with Rich’s mom, and I was looking to have something simple to serve for dinner our first night there. Then, right in the middle of my planning … Continue reading

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Horseradish Sauce

After a week of traveling, we’re spending this holiday quietly at home. I have some lamb chops marinating in the fridge, some green beans blanched and cooling for a zippy stir fry, and now, just one more thing to make … Continue reading

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Parfait! Pub Burgers

Rich’s mom was coming for a visit, and she had requested a taste of my newly created Pub Burgers for dinner one night. Since I really quite like them, and Rich had yet to try this new take on seasoned … Continue reading

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Lemon Cream Cheese Bundt Cake

So, YEH, mebbe I should’ve tried a bit harder to keep more of the glaze on top of the cake and not pooled on the cake plate; but still and all, this is one fine, and pretty darned simple to … Continue reading

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Another (Pretty Nice) Coleslaw

One of the markets I frequent just started featuring veggies and fruits pre-prepped in the store; stuff like nicely trimmed broccoli, sliced onion and/or peppers, and a pretty nice looking bowl of chopped red and green cabbage with onion and … Continue reading

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Hard Boiled Eggs, and a Wicked Easy Way to Peel ‘Em!

We love deviled eggs, but really HATE the tedium of peeling the suckers. I also used to hate cooking the eggs, then peeling them and discovering I’d over done it a bit and the yolks were tinged with green. Ick. … Continue reading

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Parfait! Pearl Onions in Champagne

Admittedly, normally an item for a ‘special’ dinner, this recipe; pearl onions sautéed in champagne with a bit of butter, brown sugar and thyme, is actually pretty simple to toss together, absolutely delicious, and a great excuse for opening a … Continue reading

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