6 April, 2018

Stand By Your Meat – Marinated Flank Steak

Stand By Your Meat – Marinated Flank Steak
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Ever wish you had a “go-to ready to throw on the bar-b-que” meat? Flank steak is a good choice any season. There are so many ways to fix a flank steak – stuffed, rolled and cooked in a sauce, or just grilled are a few choices.  When I find a good price on flank steak, I usually
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27 March, 2018

Somewhere Over The Rainbow – You’ll Find Artisan Pasta

Somewhere Over The Rainbow – You’ll Find Artisan Pasta
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When you think of a rainbow, I’m sure you don’t automatically think of rainbow-colored artisan pasta… or do you? If nothing else, this blog might encourage you to break out into the “Somewhere Over The Rainbow” song (either the Judy Garland version or the Isreal “IZ” Kamakawiso’ole version.) I’m privileged to share this fabulous post
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23 March, 2018

It’s A Cabbage… It’s A Flower… It’s A Cauliflower!

It’s A Cabbage… It’s A Flower… It’s A Cauliflower!
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Have you ever experienced the odor from a cauliflower field when it’s past its prime? A farm near our house hadn’t cleared the fields and let the cauliflower disintegrate on the vine. Ohh the smell was awful!! I even avoided the streets that bordered that field so I wouldn’t get the rotten field stench. It kept
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20 March, 2018

6 Bean, 8 Bean, 10 Bean Soup For All You Beancounters

6 Bean, 8 Bean, 10 Bean Soup For All You Beancounters
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Bean soup – how basic can it be? Well, that’s what I like about this recipe – it can be as basic as you want it, or by adding more ingredients and/or exotic beans, you can change the complexity and depth of the flavors.  I first learned of this soup recipe from Emily Barnes. She
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13 March, 2018

Parsley, Sage, Rosemary, And Thyme Risotto

Parsley, Sage, Rosemary, And Thyme Risotto
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Doesn’t the title of this recipe just make you want to break out into the Simon and Garfunkel Scarborough Fair song? I have to admit I was humming it quite a bit while I was cooking. Well, I did try singing it, but realized I didn’t know most of the words and had to stick
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9 March, 2018

Oh The Pastabilities – Tortellini With Butternut Squash & Sausage

Oh The Pastabilities – Tortellini With Butternut Squash & Sausage
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  Visiting Bologna, Italy several times has left me with many beautiful memories of the meats, cheeses, pastas, wines, the city of Bologna, and the countryside surrounding the city. It’s where I had my first experience of making tortellini and tortelloni by experts in the field. A previous blog chronicled this visit. If you want to
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6 March, 2018

The Secret Life Of The Cornish Game Hen

The Secret Life Of The Cornish Game Hen
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It looks like a chicken and tastes like a chicken, but it’s not….. exactly, well maybe. I was fooled once by the fingerling potatoes that I mistook for small potatoes harvested from the ground before they grew big. I want to make sure I’m not fooled by these baby chickens called Cornish Game Hens so
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23 February, 2018

Green Cabbage of Courage – Coleslaw

Green Cabbage of Courage – Coleslaw
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Coleslaw is such a versatile dish and can be prepared with a large variety of ingredients. Here’s what Wikipedia has to say, “Coleslaw (from the Dutch term koolsla meaning ‘cabbage salad’), also known as coleslaw or slaw, is a salad consisting primarily of finely-shredded raw cabbage with a salad dressing, commonly either vinaigrette or mayonnaise.” There are hundreds of recipes on the internet and in cookbooks, all varying just
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20 February, 2018

Knotted Pleasures In Garlic Pizza Balls

Knotted Pleasures In Garlic Pizza Balls
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Baking bread of any type is a favorite guilty pleasure of mine. I know what you’re thinking, cooking of any kind is a happy thing for me, however, there’s something about baking bread that adds extra joy. I don’t know if it’s the kneading of the bread, or the aroma of bread baking in the
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16 February, 2018

A Bed of Vegetables Instead of Rice Is Nice

A Bed of Vegetables Instead of Rice Is Nice
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Cooking in season is a goal of mine. Winter vegetables are so hearty and nutritious. I enjoy adding them to my recipes in the winter time specifically, and year around when I can find them grown locally (if I’m not growing them in my garden). Today’s recipe features butternut squash, acorn squash, sweet potato, carrots, and
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9 February, 2018

Crockpot Tonight – Chicken Delight – Enchilada Soup

Crockpot Tonight – Chicken Delight – Enchilada Soup
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Busy day? Want something warm and tasty to serve for dinner? This recipe might be just what you’re looking for and is relatively fuss-free.  Every once in a while we get a craving for Mexican food. Growing up in Southern California, Mexican food was abundant, Mexican restaurants were popular, and ingredients were easy to find
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6 February, 2018

Porkbuster Chops

Porkbuster Chops
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These days my freeway commute is not to the office to work, but to the gym to workout. I still carpool when I can which makes the drive, however long or short, more interesting. We may discuss politics, marriage, travel, books, hobbies, and conversations always seem to include food. Shocker, right?  On more than one
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