Tag Archives: garlic

Pork Burgers

We were out and about with friends at the first annual “Lake County Food Truck Frenzy” – and it was a bit of a frenzy, we were there for hours and, between the four of us, only managed to sample … Continue reading

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Creole Pork Chops With Lemon and Thyme

My husband came across this recipe somewhere on the faceplace, and, when he shared it to my wall, a bunch of our friends volunteered to come over for a taste test. I am always good for that, but, this recipe … Continue reading

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Veggie Jambalaya…ermmm, with shrimp and sausage

My sister was driving out for a vist from the East Coast. One of our cousin’s dad lives a couple of towns over from my village in far northeastern Illinois, so they decided to share the drive and take two, … Continue reading

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Parfait! Caprese Za!

It’s late August in North America and, even if you don’t have a big pot o’ basil on your front porch and a local family farm practically begging you to take their tomatoes off their hands; you more than likely … Continue reading

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Garlic Roasted Red Potatoes

Recipes don’t come much simpler than this one, by the barefoot contessa; but don’t let the simplicity fool you, they more than deliver in the taste department! I added a bit of duck fat to mine, well, because I could; … Continue reading

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Asian BBQ Beef Burritos

This just looked too good not to try: thin (sammich sliced) sirloin steak, slow cooked in a pear, ginger, garlic, and tamari sauce rolled into a flour burrito with rice, fresh herbs, green onion, kimchee, and a spiced mayonnaise based … Continue reading

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Shaved Sprouts With Bacon and Grilled Halloumi

Yeh, I know what you’re thinking. “Sprouts!?! It’s August, man! We should be grillin’ and eatin’ meat and stuff!” And you know what? You can grill, but, while you’re doing the chicken (might I suggest Nigella’s chicken?) you can toss … Continue reading

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Parfait! Vichyssoise

Yep. I am going there. It is hot. It is sticky. My solution? Cold. Potato. Soup. Loaded with sour cream and heavy cream, but still, a touch lighter than my earlier versions – mebbe it’s the chicken stock. Still also … Continue reading

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Grilled Shrimp Scampi

Don’t freak out. The ingredients list for this (very good) dish looks like there’s a lot going on; but really, it’s very simple and, like I said, very good. Based on a recipe from Bobby Flay on foodnetwork.com, I made … Continue reading

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Tortilla Española

So, yeh, no – this is not what many of us think as tortillas. This is the classic Spanish Tortilla, made with thinly sliced potatoes fried in olive oil and then combined with egg and onion and garlic and baked. … Continue reading

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