Category Archives: Recipes

Cornmeal and Cranberry Scones

Hey remember that leftover cranberry pulp a bit back? Here is a use for some of it. Cranberry Cornmeal Scones 1 1/2 cups unbleached flour 1/2 cup cornmeal 4 tbsp sugar 1 tsp cinnamon 2 tsp baking powder 1/2 tsp … Continue reading

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Naked Asparagus

This is a great starter salad or side for barbecued meat. Make sure to use fresh young asparagus stalks. Raw Asparagus Salad 1 bunch fresh asparagus stalks, about 12 Romano 2 tbsp olive oil 1 tsp lemon zest 2 tbsp … Continue reading

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Tropical Thunder

I came up with this drink recipe after realizing we only had one type of rum in the house and a whole mess of different fruit juices. Increase the ratios to make a pitcher full of fruity fun. Tropical Thunder … Continue reading

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Duck Breasts with Cranberry-Orange Sauce

I came up with this sauce as a way to use up some of the whole cranberries stocked in the freezer from Thanksgiving. I like to wait until they go on sale, then buy enough to last all year long. … Continue reading

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German Spice Cookies

These cookies taste a lot like gingerbread, but are very hard due to all the sugar in the dough. This makes them perfect to dip in coffee or other hot beverages. Keep the size small to encourage extra dunking. This … Continue reading

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Pecan Chicken on a Bed of Swiss Chard

This recipe makes use of fresh Swiss chard. If it is not in season yet then wait. Swiss chard is similar in taste to spinach but tougher like kale. The stems need to be cooked longer than the leaves and … Continue reading

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Artisian Crackers

These crackers are really cheap, easy to make and taste great. Making cracker dough is very similar to pie crust and is a great way to improve your skills at making pastry. Rosemary Crackers 2 cups – 2 tbsp unbleached … Continue reading

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Gingered Prosecco

    Our 11th wedding anniversary is just around the corner and spring is finally here so we have reason to celebrate. This bubbly drink came straight from Martha, not that we’re on a first-name basis with her. We used … Continue reading

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Asian Fusion Slaw

This recipe works well as a side for barbecue or stir fry. The flavors of the raw cabbage and Asian ingredients really work well. Chopped peanuts or cilantro can be added as well. Asian Coleslaw 1 small green cabbage cored … Continue reading

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Drunken Whole Chicken

After St. Patrick’s day there is always a little leftover beer and cider from the festivities. This is a fantastic way to use up some of it along with a whole chicken. The flavors of the roast meat and vegetables … Continue reading

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