Monthly Archives: October 2023

Cranberry Dijon Grilled Cheese

Back in the day, my Aunt Buzz made a mean grilled cheese, with a bit of mayonnaise and mebbe some sweet relish added to make things interesting. I was thinking of her as a prepared to serve my new fave … Continue reading

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Cranberry Dijon Pigs in Blankets

I came across this recipe on the Hillshire Farms website and promptly decided to try it for a weekend gathering. Loved! It! The only change I am gonna make the next time I make this will be to run the … Continue reading

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Sticky Toffee Date Cake

We had some friends and family over for dinner, and I thought about this cake, which, amazingly, I have not made in like 12 years (!) Full disclosure: although the cake we enjoyed on Saturday was delicious, I did make … Continue reading

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A Perfectly Lovely Cream of Tomato Soup

I came across yet another tomato soup recipe that I absolutely had to try because… First: it was a (mostly) barefoot contessa recipe, and, even when I dive off the deep end with substitutions, I am always pleased. and… Second: … Continue reading

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Rock ‘Em Sock ‘Em Roasted Potatoes

So, no, this recipe, from the barefoot contessa, is not called rock ’em sock ’em; but that is kinda the way you end up with creamy on the inside but nicely crispity on the otside roasted potatoes. It is all, … Continue reading

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Mississippi Pork Roast

By now, if you haven’t heard of Mississippi Pot Roast, where you put a chuck roast in your slow cooker, top it with ranch dressing mix, sliced peperoncini, and a stick of butter, you must’ve been living under a rock. … Continue reading

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Bloody Mary Pasta Sauce

Just to the north of us, the state of Wisconsin is known for a lot more than just cheese and dairy. On the potable beverages front, the Brandy Manhattan is a supper club staple, but, you have to see to … Continue reading

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Sweet and Sour Shrimp Salad

Whole Foods has some pretty frikkin’ fantastic frozen (and gluten free) shrimp options; coconut crusted and these, Boom Boom shrimp. Do not get me started on the Nashville Hot version, which seems to be all breading and next to no … Continue reading

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Asian Inspired Barbecued Pork Belly

I came across a recipe for Char Siu, or Chinese barbecued pork belly. It looked really tasty, and just the thing, I thought, for a tasty way to enjoy some rice noodles on a chilly evening. Hmmm… fresh out of … Continue reading

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Apple Fritter Bread and (Bonus!) Pudding

When I came across this recipe, from the nice folx at Food Network, I immediately thought of those Envy apples rapidly aging out in my fruit bowl, and so thought, “Why not try it?” And, you know what? It ain’t … Continue reading

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