Monthly Archives: March 2012

Feel like Chicken Tonight?

Ever see a recipe you just know you’ll try? Not one of the zillions you file away, meaning to try, but one that makes you head right to the kitchen for an ingredient check? Wok with Ray‘s Lime in the … Continue reading

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Blackened Shrimp Tostadas with Emergency Refried Black Beans

By Katherine When we lived in San Diego, and Greg messed up dinner, this was years back, we’d walk down to Ranchos. Our favorite Mexican joint was remarkable for a few reasons. It managed to cover almost every square inch … Continue reading

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Cherry and Cognac Cubans

For us, Cuba always brings to mind one thing. No, not cigars, or old American cars, or bearded Communists — Fredo’s betrayal. OK, and maybe cigars. Cognac Cuban 1 1/2 ounces Cognac juice from half a lime Coke (not diet, … Continue reading

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Apple Pie

Apple pie is one of those things that really only has a few simple ingredients. It can also be cooked open faced, folded or with a latticed top. I like to use a mixture of granny smith, fuji and/or gala … Continue reading

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Mezcal and Lime Chicken

The last time we used mezcal it was such a hit with our readers, we knew we’d just have to use it again. OK, maybe hit is a strong word. The comments included “weird” and “gross” and “seriously?” Fear not … Continue reading

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White Bean Dip with Roasted Garlic

This is a very easy dip to make and the end result is extremely creamy with superior flavor. Use anything from veggies to tortilla chips as the dipping vessels. Any type and mixture of white bean will work but cannellini … Continue reading

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Soup’s Off

By Katherine Summer arrives before spring in the South. The chances of us craving a hearty bowl of soup for much longer are about as strong as our chances of making it to June before turning on the air conditioning … Continue reading

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Pecan Crusted Chicken on Wilted Spinach with Honey-Mustard Buttermilk Dressing

By Katherine First things first: This isn’t a salad. Yes, it might look suspiciously like one, but I know my husband and would never serve him and his hearty appetite a salad for dinner. Also, he gets the big piece … Continue reading

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Potato Puffs

These beauties are adapted from a recipe in a book we’ve had so long the spine is loose. It’s called Potatoes & Rice. What can I say, we like our carbs. We couldn’t find the title on Amazon, probably out … Continue reading

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Breezy drinks

If a psycho killer in an airport bar guesses you drink this, do not get on his plane. Don’t order a Bay Breeze thinking the substitution of pineapple juice for grapefruit juice will save you. It won’t. Sea Breeze 1- … Continue reading

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