Monthly Archives: June 2016

Tres Leches Lemon Cake

I got this recipe in an email from the nice folk at Kraft and, since my husband loves him a citrus dessert, knew I would have to make it. The thing is… the Kraft folk called for making this as … Continue reading

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Rye Waffles

My mom-in-law was here for a two week visit, and I thought I’d get things started with a brunch. Thing is, we’d forgotten that Sunday was Fathers’ Day, so the planned for gathering got rescheduled. Thing is, I was dead … Continue reading

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Smoked Salmon Rillettes

Smoked salmon is one of those things that I always want for a ‘special’ breakfast or brunch; so, when we had the world’s best mom-in-law up for a visit, I headed to my local smokehouse and fish monger for a … Continue reading

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Balsamic Roasted Tomatoes

There was a bit of a kerfuffle on the interwebs over this (very good) barefoot contessa recipe. One published version called for roasting the tomatoes for 25 to 30 minutes at 450º. Another (almost identical) recipe called for two hours … Continue reading

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Parfait! Won Ton Sauce (for Sammiches)

When I first posted this zippy sammich spread, based on a recipe from the nice folk at Tune Inn in D.C.; I changed the name to “Red Sammich Sauce” because I figured it would be more immediately recognizable to folk. … Continue reading

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A Better BLT Pasta Salad

Last year, I made a BLT pasta salad, and it was good, but… something was missing. Then, earlier this month, I discovered what the problem was. The tomatoes. I needed to cook the tomatoes in a bit of bacon fat … Continue reading

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Pressure Cooker Beans With Tomatoes and Feta

I got an email from the very nice folk at Bon Appétit, featuring several of their favorite beans recipes. No, not green beans, not haricots verts; dried beans. The first recipe had me; they used one of those “multi-pot” pressure … Continue reading

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Beer Marinated Flank Steak

So. I was minding my own bidness, checking out the meat case at my market, and BAM! I come across a nice looking flank steak, and, it has a $3 off coupon slapped on top! Bonus! I rarely make flank … Continue reading

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Medianoche Mayonnaise

A medianoche (“midnight”) Cuban sammich differs from a classic Cuban sammich in a couple of ways; the bread, which is softer in texture, and the fact that it has mayonnaise – which is a hoooge plus in my book, as … Continue reading

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Parfait! BESTERER! Ham Salad

A bit over a year ago, I published my EUREKA! moment for coming up with a ham salad spread that tasted as good as the one I recall from my college days. One trick I’d learned was to chop the … Continue reading

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