Monthly Archives: September 2020

Best! Cocktail Sauce

There comes a time when you just really need cocktail sauce. Good cocktail sauce – not that stuff from the market that somebody calls cocktail sauce. It needs to be loaded with horseradish and lemon juice; the lemon adding a … Continue reading

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Pistachio (!) Pesto

Like most folk, we love us a nice pesto, but, I have been hesitant to make it because, well, I don’t have a whole lot of confidence in the quality of the pine nuts most usually associated (along with the … Continue reading

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Shaved Brussels Sprouts Salad

I decided to shake up our Brussels sprouts salad game. I mean, don’t get me wrong, we love a Browned Brussels Sprouts Salad with Blue Cheese and Prosciutto, but Taste of Home had provided me a decidedly healthier option – … Continue reading

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Blackberry Cheesecake Tart

Full disclosure: the recipe, as I copied this from Smitten Kitchen, was called “Blackberry Cheesecake Galette;” but our dinner guests and I agree that, however I planned on serving a galette, I was, indeed, serving a tart. And a tasty … Continue reading

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Building a Better Burger

Everyone, it seems, has a secret burger recipe that makes theirs the best by far; and then they go and share it everywhere. Me too. I am not gonna claim that this is the ne plus ultra of burgers. But … Continue reading

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Air Fryer Swordfish

One of my go-to fish mongers had 30% off fresh swordfish, so I picked up a couple of steaks for dinner. Now, I almost always slather swordfish in mayonnaise before braking or grilling, and I usually soak most any white … Continue reading

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Medianoche Mayonnaise

Literally “midnight” mayonnaise, this is offered as a late-night Cuban sammich spread (hence ‘midnight’). I came across it somewhere or other a few years back, and it all finally made sense! I mean, I have always liked the idea of … Continue reading

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Island-Style BBQ Flanken Ribs

A long, long time ago, I worked as a designer for a large medical school in Boston, and, seeing as how we were in the city, we got visits from food trucks at lunch. I didn’t always indulge in the … Continue reading

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Best! Mashed Potatoes

Last year, I came across Tyler Florence’s crazy good mashed potato hack, where you actually boil the potatoes in heavy cream, and then save that cream (and all that potato flavor) to mash the potatoes! Like I said, crazy good, … Continue reading

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Vacation Pork Chops

We were off on vacation at one of our fave spots; a pretty fully equipped cabin in the woods in Door County, Wisconsin, and had decided on dinner “in.” The thing is about visiting a particular place at least once … Continue reading

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