Monthly Archives: April 2024

Parfait! The Return of a Classic

Back in the day, Swiss Chicken Casserole was a mainstay dinner at my Aunt Buzz’s house; and it was always welcomed. Well except for my dad, who did not eat chicken. Aunt Buzz would use poached chicken breasts, but I’ve … Continue reading

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New! Improved! Gluten-Free Donair

Think of Donair as a kind of Canadian Maritimes Gyro, usually served with its own distinctive sauce. I’ve been making them for a while, but then I got the idea to use my own Garlic Dressing and Sauce, and then, … Continue reading

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Smoked Trout Spread

We were out with friends at a restaurant on a Saturday evening, and they had a special appetizer of smoked trout spread topped with dill and salmon caviar served with crisped pita slices. It was wonderful, we actually ordered a … Continue reading

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Flanken-Cut Beef Ribs in the Pressure Cooker

My old, trusty Multi Pot died in December, just in time for me to get this beauty as a kinda cool replacement. It is, as a friend terms it, “kinda spendy,” but it also takes care of locking the machine … Continue reading

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Chicken and Pineapple Sammiches

Late at night and early into the morning, I can usually be found sitting at the kitchen table with my latest novel. This one particular night/morning, the characters were talking about bringing lunch back for a friend, who promptly asked … Continue reading

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Ham and Swiss Croissant Casserole

For his birthday recently, we had some friends over for a brunch. Since we had just had another group of friends over for Easter dinner, my husband thought that a brunch would be just the thing; and, since we still … Continue reading

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Chorizo & Sweet Potato Appetizer Balls

Yesterday, I posted about one of my new fave Roasted Sweet Potato recipes. Today, I am gonna mash some of those tasty sweet potatoes and turn them into appetizer meatballs with Chorizo, Pepper Jack Cheese, and a bit of biscuit … Continue reading

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Roasted Sweet Potato With Tamari and Ginger

A looong time ago, I had a pretty memorable lunch in the Napa Valley. It was rabbit in a black bean sauce and sweet potato marinated in Tamari and ginger, then grilled. This sweet potato is peeled, cubed, and roasted, … Continue reading

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French Carrots

This is a deceptively simple dish. The biggest deal is that you should make it the day before serving, so the carrots have absorbed some of the flavor from the French dressing, which you can make (this is my current … Continue reading

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Orange and Honey Glazed Ham

This is a variation on Snoop Dogg’s Ham, which starts with a spiral sliced ham and features a home made honey glaze. It is one of my fave ways to serve a ham, but this time, I replaced the called … Continue reading

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