Monthly Archives: November 2015

Simple (and Better!) Ranch Dressing

I’ve posted a very good, from scratch, Ranch Dressing recipe – with just the right amount of dill added – in my mebbe not so humble opinion; but sometimes, you are stuck with just a packet of salad dressing mix. … Continue reading

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Parfait! Chili Sauce for Hot Dogs

This very nice hot dog chili sauce is based on a recipe I have for New York Chili Dogs; but, I have learned after a few years on the interwebs, that if you don’t have the boots on-the-ground bona fides, … Continue reading

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Bacon, Onion, and Jalapeño Quiche

We took a cooking class from Sur la Table for my birthday; six of us kinda dominated the room, but it was (as always) great fun and I learned a few new things, such as the simple, but oh! so … Continue reading

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Pineapple Jalapeño Chili Sauce

This nicely sweet – and surprisingly zippy! – chili sauce is based on a recipe from the nice guy at Closet Cooking on the interwebs and facebook. He called for two each, Cayenne and Bird’s Eye peppers, which I substituted … Continue reading

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Thanksgiving Casserole

Yeh, I know, Thanksgiving is still a couple of days away, and now I’m giving you a leftover recipe? Forewarned is forearmed, I always say. The cool thing about this casserole, based on a recipe from the nice folk at … Continue reading

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Parfait! Caramel Puff Corn

I was gonna do a post on cranberry relish for this Friday before Thanksgiving; but I really just did that a month or so ago, here, so thought, instead, I’d revisit another holiday tradition for us: Caramel Puff Corn. Introduced … Continue reading

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Garlic Green Beans

A week from now, folk around and about these parts will be gathering around a table laden with every sort of food imaginable; turkey, stuffing, potatoes, cranberry sauce, rolls, and, more than likely, a casserole made from canned green beans, … Continue reading

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Gruyère Risotto (Pressure Cooker Recipe)

So, I got this kinda cool kitchen appliance for my birthday; a pressure cooker/rice cooker/slow cooker combination with a few other options thrown in for good measure. I think it was the ‘risotto’ option that sold my husband on buying … Continue reading

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Cabbage Roll Soup

I love me a good stuffed cabbage roll. My husband? Not so much; so, when I came across a recipe for cabbage roll soup, I thought I would make it instead for our irregular Tuesday late morning early afternoon gathering … Continue reading

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Maple Syrup Crème Brûlée

This week’s Food for Thought quote comes to us from Ambrose Bierce, who was, apparently, not a fan of custard. I thought the custard my mom would make when I was a kid a fine dessert, but given the choice … Continue reading

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