Monthly Archives: April 2011


Growing up my family had a couple of traditions when it came to Sunday meals. The first was we had a large meal around one in the afternoon. The other was a later “snack dinner” that usually comprised of homemade … Continue reading

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Strawberries Romanoff

Clearly we never tire of strawberries. This recipe’s simple and fun to say. We think it must be Italian, since it starts with Rome. After you finish bookmarking, printing or memorizing this, head over to Eat, Play, Love for a … Continue reading

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Bubbly four ways

It seems only right to break out the bubbly at this time of year. In a few weeks, we won’t be able to enjoy our back porch without first slathering on a bottle of bug spray, lighting 15 citronella candles … Continue reading

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Poached Pears in Champagne

This is a fairly healthy option for dessert, especially if you leave out the whipped cream. Make sure to use extra dry champagne, or if you are using prosecco, make sure it’s not too sweet. Poached Pears in Champagne 1 … Continue reading

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Black Eyed Pea and Ham Stew

Here is another great way to use up some of that leftover ham. Much like chili, many different ingredients can be thrown into the pot for a delicious combination. Below are the basic flavor components, after that whatever happens to … Continue reading

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A Better Chicken Cordon Bleu

Here is a good use of leftover ham. This is somewhat different than what most people would consider Chicken Cordon Bleu but I like it better. Of course it is my invention, so I may not be impartial. The Hollandaise … Continue reading

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Spiced strawberry shortcakes

My wife made this dessert for our eighth wedding anniversary. Strawberries 2 pints fresh strawberries, washed, hulled, halved 1 tbsp lemon juice 1 tbsp honey 1 tbsp sugar 1 tsp rose water 1/4 to 1/2 tsp. ground cardamom Shortcakes 2 … Continue reading

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Rack of Lamb with porcini and fresh herbs

A couple years ago my wife and I went to Australia to discover some of what it had to offer the world in wine. While doing that we also realized how delicious lamb was. New Zealand chops were popular on … Continue reading

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Raspberry Cheesecake Martini

This is a delicious concoction. Unfortunately it requires the use of Chambord and there is no cheap substitute available on the market that tastes even close. It does use a small amount though. Raspberry Cheesecake Martini Shaker filled with ice … Continue reading

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Baked Ham with Molasses and Bourbon

Of course we picked a day where the high hit 91 to make this. The recipe is loosely based on one my wife found on Epicurious. She knew she wanted bourbon, molasses and pecan and viola! Since our ham was … Continue reading

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