Monthly Archives: October 2021

Slattern’s Spaghetti

Nigella Lawson posted her take on the classic pasta putanesca (whore’s pasta), which she renamed Slattern’s Spaghetti; more or less a literal translation. The thing is… Nigella kept the anchovies and, yeh, I know they are supposed to dissolve in … Continue reading

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Blender Chocolate Mousse

Back in the day, my Aunt Buzz made a mean chocolate mousse; but quickly and easily and in the blender. Well, quick and easy, but, you do need to chill it overnight before serving. Still and all, that just means … Continue reading

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Pudding Cake

I came across a thing-y on the interwebs – so you know it must be true – where the author talked about how much better you could make a cake mix by stirring a packet of instant pudding in with … Continue reading

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Beef Stroganoff

This is one of my husband’s favorite meals, but I really do not make it enough; so, when we had friends and family coming over for dinner just a bit after our tenth (official) anniversary, I decided to treat him. … Continue reading

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Shrimp Rémoulade Deviled Eggs

The nice folk at Southern Living published this recipe just as I was putting together the menu for a dinner with friends and family and, given that at least half of the folk to be in attendance have major soft … Continue reading

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Puff Pastry Cherry Tart

We put together yesterday’s Devil’s Advocate cocktail because we were having some friends and family over for dinner. And, well… friends and family over for dinner also means I need to plan on a dessert. And, well… who could resist … Continue reading

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Devil’s Advocate

In the fall, my husband’s thoughts turn to… Yeh, Fireball Whisky; and all of the autumnal stuff you can make with it. Like this here cocktail, which is wicked simple (once you’ve found the apple liqueur) and devilishly tasty (you … Continue reading

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French ‘n Feta Pasta Salad

Why should mayonnaise or Italian dressing or vinaigrettes have all the fun with pasta salad? Loosely based on my old fave retro Jardinière Salad, but without the Kraft Dinner or, in fact, the mayonnaise, this features a combination of French … Continue reading

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Apple and Cheddar Waffles

It was breakfast for dinner with apple and Cheddar waffles and blueberry sausages with Dijon mustard and maple syrup spread! And… It was all delicious! The waffles were a new (to me recipe) that I adapted from the nice folk … Continue reading

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Gluten-Free – and Baked! – Buffalo Wings

Yep. You read that correctly. Not only are these Buffalo Wings gluten-free, thanks to the use of coconut flour; they are also baked, using just two tablespoons of olive oil for 20 wings! Of course, that stick of Irish butter … Continue reading

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