Monthly Archives: May 2021

Traveling Pasta Salad

So. Yeh. It’s a holidaze weekend. A kickoff to summer. Usually, folk are traveling somewhere to meet other folk and grill, eat, drink, chat, runaround like crazy people, all that stuff. We won’t be, but if you are, and if, … Continue reading

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Lemonade Chicken

We are having foodie friends over for dinner after more than a year apart, and I was wanting a little sumpin’ sumpin’ different. I mean, my Barbecued Corned Beef is always a hit, as is Coq au Riesling, but, I … Continue reading

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Biscuit Waffles

This is one of those ideas that makes you sit back and ask yourself: “Why haven’t I tried this before?” Not really a recipe, more of a method; turn your canned biscuits into waffles! Aside from the fact that they … Continue reading

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Pork Gumbo

Wait! What?!? Pork gumbo? Yeh, and it starts with a jar of gumbo, so… I know that this isn’t authentic, but I had some pork tenderloin and country-style ribs leftover and, after considering Three Pigs Pasta Sauce, I opted for … Continue reading

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Summer weather is here, and with it, my thoughts turn to sangria. And… I have a fair number of sangria recipes, but this one – pronounced “caliMOcho” – is mebbe the winner, if for no other reason that it is … Continue reading

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Radio Pudding

I belong to a “quarantine food group” on facebook where members share images of their latest cooking projects. It has been really great to see folk from all over share some pretty incredible stuff – all made while we have … Continue reading

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So, Tonnato… Basically, as I see it, is puréed tuna salad with capers. And anchovies, but I cannot abide anchovies, so I chose to add a bit of Worcestershire sauce. In any event; it works a treat as a sammich … Continue reading

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Portillo’s-Style Chocolate Cake

For those unfamiliar, Portillo’s is a Chicago-based chain known for burgers and hot dogs and Italian beef and… Chocolate cake. So, of course, someone came up with “the” recipe – “sweartogod, my uncle’s sister’s brother-in-law’s third cousin once removed worked … Continue reading

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Kielbasa Vinaigrette (Salad)

This is probably the favorite of my salads for most of my friends, but, it started out as an appetizer recipe from an Outer Banks cookbook I picked up on a family vacation. And, appetizer it stayed, until one afternoon … Continue reading

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Parfait! Crispy Smashed Potatoes

Yeh. No. I am not talking about fried mashed potatoes – not that there is anything wrong with that. These are those tasty tiny potatoes that, when I was a kid, my grandmother would call “new potatoes” and were always … Continue reading

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