Author Archives: tbuzzee

Cherry Vodka

I normally make a couple of batches of Limoncello to share at the holidaze; but this year, I came across a recipe from the book “From From a Polish Country House Kitchen” by Anne Applebaum & Danielle Crittenden for cherry … Continue reading

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Deviled Eggs

Happy New Year! These eggs were a hoooge hit over the holidaze, and lots of folk were asking for my recipe, so, here we are. I should note that I used my own, home made pickle relish, and Sherry Peppers … Continue reading

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Mexican Street Corn – at Home

Sooo… Is this a side dish? An appetizer? A snack? “All of ’em, Katie!” This wicked simple (and wicked tasty) take on the corn on the cob you can get from street vendors here in Chicago (and, I am guessing, … Continue reading

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Rice and Asparagus Salad

I came across this recipe as a side dish to a Food Network recipe for ham steaks with a chive sauce. Thing is, I like the side so very much more than the main course, even to including it in … Continue reading

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Whole Duck in the Pressure Cooker

This being the season for excess, I could not resist when my market had a special on free range, nothing added whole duck –  “Ingredients: Duck.” I do love me a bit of pan-fried duck, but the actual wrangling of … Continue reading

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Pickled Avocado

Stop right there. No, this is not a recipe to “preserve” avocados by canning the suckers and stashing ’em on a shelf in your pantry. This is, however, a wicked tasty way to add a big punch of flavor to … Continue reading

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Parfait! Dirty Martini Cheese Spread

You need this recipe to help you get through the holidaze. Cream cheese, olives, a dab o’ mayonnaise, a few other tasty bits, and then… Vodka! What part of martini did you not get? Though, I guess you might could … Continue reading

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Cranberry Cocktail Meatballs

Ah yes, ’tis the season for gathering together and spearing small balls o’ meat with toothpicks while sipping sparkling cocktails. Sounds like a plan to me! Now, these meatballs are bit different; none of that grape jelly stuff – we … Continue reading

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Vodka Pie Crust

So, yeh, I came across this recipe, and I was intrigued. Vodka? In a pie crust? Turns out, it works a treat! Tasty, and oh! so flaky! You are gonna want to make you this pie crust! Note: this recipe … Continue reading

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Zippy Asparagus Pickles

I really wanted to make a batch of these nicely spiced pickles to bring to my sister’s house for Thanksgiving, but, asparagus was kinda pricey and the warehouse-sized mega market I happened to be shopping at was out of jalapeños! … Continue reading

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