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Zippy Baked Cheez-Its

I picked up a new cookbook, well… I bought one for my sister’s birthday, and then thought I may as well have one myself – so we could compare notes, y’know? Anywho; the author, Jeff Mauro, had a recipe where … Continue reading

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Garlic Butter

When I first moved to Chicago in the late 90’s, I came across a strange – to my New England eyes, anyway – item in the markets around the holidaze. Turkey Butter. No. Not butter made, somehow, from turkey, but … Continue reading

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Thai-Style Scallop Coconut Soup

The original version of this recipe, from the nice folk at Coastal Living, called this “Scallop Tom Kha,” and my version does have all of the flavors of that classic Thai soup, but… I made a fair number of changes … Continue reading

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Pistachio (!) Pesto

Like most folk, we love us a nice pesto, but, I have been hesitant to make it because, well, I don’t have a whole lot of confidence in the quality of the pine nuts most usually associated (along with the … Continue reading

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Building a Better Burger

Everyone, it seems, has a secret burger recipe that makes theirs the best by far; and then they go and share it everywhere. Me too. I am not gonna claim that this is the ne plus ultra of burgers. But … Continue reading

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(Kinda) Cowboy Chowder

My husband came across this chowder recipe on delish.com, and thought it would make for a nice dinner. I agreed, but thought that potatoes and corn in a soup might could be a bit of a starch overkill, so imagine … Continue reading

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Coconut Basil Shrimp

This was a hoooge hit with visiting family over the weekend. Shrimp marinated in coconut milk, honey, and Tamari with green chiles, garlic, and ginger; then sautéed with onion, red pepper and basil. I did (of course) make a few … Continue reading

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Green Goddess Dip and…

I have long been tempted by the thought of Green Goddess Salad Dressing. Except… most recipes I have come across  in the past called for anchovies and tarragon – two things that I have not really cared for whenever I’ve … Continue reading

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My Take on Sofrito

Before we even start, let me just say that I know that this is not the sofrito my niece’s grandmother would have made. And I am OK with that. See, my husband does not care for green peppers, and I … Continue reading

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Amatriciana Sauce

One of my favorite places to go for breakfast is The Florentine in Chicago – mostly because of their over easy eggs served on top of a spicy pancetta and tomato sauce with grilled sourdough bread slices on the side. … Continue reading

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