Monthly Archives: January 2012

Lemon Poppy Seed Muffins

We’re still having all sorts of fun with our new/old kitchen scale and copy of Ratio. Just remember poppy seeds can get you in all sorts of trouble if you overindulge. Take it away Mr. Peterman. Lemon Poppy Seed Muffins … Continue reading

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Stuffed Peppers with Ricotta and Italian Sausage

Here is a great way to use up some leftover ricotta for a quick weekday meal. Remember to pick peppers that have flat bottoms so they do not tip over while baking. Sausage and Ricotta Stuffed Peppers 3-4 large red … Continue reading

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Your one-stop shop for game day apps

Appetizers that is. We hear there’s some big game coming up, involves a pigskin and pricey tickets. Chances are we won’t be watching, except for during commercials. But the rest of you, at least the rest of you Americans, will … Continue reading

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Venison Hash

After realizing how much we like venison, I can’t believe we didn’t think of this earlier. The red bell peppers add a nice hint of sweetness to offset the gamier flavor of the meat. Venison Hash 1 lb ground venison … Continue reading

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Red beans and rice

By Katherine One of the quintessential Louisiana dishes we managed not to have on our trip to New Orleans a few months back was red beans and rice. So when we saw chef John Besh cooking up a big pot … Continue reading

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The White Lady, two ways

Because there’s more than one way to make this great gin cocktail. Greg’s version 2 ounces gin 1 ounce Cointreau or triple sec 1 1/2 ounces lemon juice Combine ingredients in a shaker filled with ice, shake and strain into … Continue reading

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Fire-roasted cocktail sauce

You know for shrimp! Fire-roasted cocktail sauce 1/2 cup of fire roasted tomatoes (blend if chunky) 1/2 cup of ketchup 4 tbsp horseradish sauce, the hotter the better 1/2 tsp Worcestershire sauce 1 tsp lemon juice salt/pepper to taste Mix … Continue reading

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The rum cake diaries

By Katherine Greg isn’t that big on sweets, but he has a few favorites. He loves macaroons, a small slice of ricotta cheesecake, a bit of tiramisu and of course biscotti. His mom also makes a rum cake that’s a … Continue reading

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Brown rice risotto with black trumpet mushrooms

By Katherine When Greg talks about how easy it is to make risotto, I nod wholeheartedly in agreement gulping wine and watching him stir. I do love to watch him stir. Wait where was I? Oh yes, the simplicity of … Continue reading

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Glazed carrots with mint

This is one of our go-to side dishes. It’s especially great with pork or chicken and no matter how pathetic the produce drawer is looking we always have carrots on hand. We hadn’t made it in a while, but when … Continue reading

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