Monthly Archives: July 2021

Gluten-Free Shrimp Meatballs, and Bonus Louis Salad!

It was a hot and sticky summer’s day, and we were having some friends over for a mini Book Club lunch. Barb was bringing her family’s famous Chili Crack, and I had prepped the fixin’s for Strawberry and Basil Spritzers … Continue reading

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Strawberry Basil Spritzer – with Gin

Whenever our Book Club gathers, we make certain to include some sort of lovely fruit to enjoy as a part of the get together. Normally, that would be our favorite Fruit Salad, freshly decanted from whichever bottle(s) have caught our … Continue reading

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Barb’s Family’s Chili Crack

Well, technically, I guess this is Barb’s Sister-in-Law’s Chili Crack; and, you know it’s gotta be good, because: her mom is the justly famous Aunt Beezy – of Aunt Beezy’s Soda Bread, and… Just consider the leavings in this nine … Continue reading

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Baked or Grilled Beans

Full Disclosure: these beans are not – as a family member likes to say – my favorite; but, my husband was pretty happy with them, so I guess there’s that. They are, though, a nice change from the regular baked … Continue reading

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Ribs, Slow Cooked, Then Grilled

I usually pre-cook my ribs, sealed tightly in a baking pan with foil, but, well, my oven decided it did not want to play anymore. OK, I get it, my range has probably seen a lot more action than is … Continue reading

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Let’s Louis Like You Mean it!

I do love me a Louis salad – be it Lobster Louis, Shrimp Louis, or Chopped Veggie Louis; it is all good in my book – and I have several very nice versions of Louis Dressing here on this blog. … Continue reading

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Grilled Halloumi and Kielbasa Vinaigrette Salad

First; if you don’t know, Halloumi is a Cypriot sheep or cow cheese that stands up really well to grilling. It is also frikkin’ tasty, and available at many well stocked cheese shops or, seasonally, at Trader Joe’s. Now, you … Continue reading

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Cherry Mimosas

We were planning only our second Book Club get together in well over a year, and I was thinking about a beverage. “Wait! What about the book?” Oh, sweetie, we are most certainly not that kind of book club. So… … Continue reading

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Aunt Buzz’s Vichyssoise

This is one of those classic (to me) summer recipes – enjoying a very cold bowl of potato soup in the dining room of Aunt Buzz’s bright yellow house; second down from the top of the mountain. Aunt Buzz loved … Continue reading

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Candy Apple Chicken Wings

Nicely spiced, cinnamon and apple come together to make for a fine wing sauce; and a tasty snack or dinner. Based on an old KFC recipe (we loved their candy apple wings!), these are pretty close, and much lighter, since … Continue reading

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