Monthly Archives: December 2015

Broccoli & Cauliflower Salad

I came across the base recipe for this fine winter salad on the Taste of Home web site, and was kinda impressed by how little sugar was added to the dressing, and how the author refrained from adding shredded cheese … Continue reading

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Cinnamon Roll French Toast

Consider this for your next feast day breakfast: cinnamon rolls (y’know, the ones that come in a tube in the dairy case) baked into a French Toast casserole of ooey-gooey goodness with added eggs and milk and maple syrup and … Continue reading

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Parfait! Cherry Cola Barbecued Ribs

My local market had a deal going on pork spareribs – y’know the shrink wrapped “previously frozen” ribs you kinda have to buy and enjoy when the mood (and the deal) hits. Well, the mood (and the deal) hit, and … Continue reading

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Cajun Red Bean Soup

Slightly spiced red bean soup with kielbasa and ground pork is pretty spiffy served over rice with garlic bread on the side. I cheated and used canned red beans, well rinsed and drained, so this soup came together a bit … Continue reading

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Sherried Chicken & ‘Shrooms

I got a recipe via email for Chicken Marsala, one of my Aunt Buzz’s favorite dishes. Boned bits of chicken pounded into thin paillards, lightly breaded and fried, then served with ‘shrooms sautéed in Marsala wine. I don’t think Aunt … Continue reading

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Crazy(?!?) Coffee

Just to prove the point that it’s not all sunshine, lollipops, and rainbows everywhere around about this here food blog thing-y; I give you this… Crazy Coffee. To give him his due, when I described the recipe to my husband, … Continue reading

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Sausage Stuffing

We’re a couple of weeks out from Thanksgiving, and, really, only a couple of weeks before Christmas, so let’s sit back and think about one of the best parts of any holiday dinner; the stuffing! I’ve tried a lot of … Continue reading

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Parfait! Banzai Burger Sliders

The Banzai Burger at Red Robin has been one of my faves since I first discovered it when I was living in Northern California in the ’80s: a burger marinated in teriyaki sauce with grilled pineapple, melted cheese, and mayonnaise, … Continue reading

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Christmas Candy Crunch

I will admit, it was a moment of weakness… We were strolling down the food aisles at Target (as one does), when I came across an endcap loaded down with Christmas Crunch cereal. Another endcap nearby held bags of white … Continue reading

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Hamburger Gravy

Back in the day, this was one of my dad’s favorite dinners; but, his version called for powdered gravy mix and potato flakes from a box. The gen’ral wouldn’t have cared for my adding freshly chopped onion (or any of … Continue reading

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