Monthly Archives: November 2011

Christmas Cookie Roundup

We have a lovely brick fireplace, but Santa has never come down our chimney. Something about an age limit; we’re petitioning the North Pole. Still we’ve been good this year and have been collecting cookie recipes to fill our trays. … Continue reading

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Shrimp tacos with green and pink tomato salsa

Down here a lot of people get second crops of tomatoes and some green ones can hang on pretty long. We’re not lucky enough for that to have happened in our garden, but we are lucky enough to have a … Continue reading

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Lazy Sunday in the Big Easy

Recently for Katherine’s birthday we headed farther south to a quiet little town called New Orleans. Needless to say we ate a lot of really good food, drank a lot of really good wine and stomached quite a lot of … Continue reading

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Rufus turns one

By Katherine My husband started this blog a year ago today, with a post on a recent trip we’d made to North Coast Brewing Co. in Fort Bragg, California. Let’s just say he enjoyed himself. Greg, now aka Rufus, is … Continue reading

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Mashed potato and ham roll ups

By Katherine We got this idea from The Silver Spoon and thought it would be a perfect way to use up mashed potatoes. While the recipe calls for a fresh batch, if you’re using leftovers simply add the cheese and … Continue reading

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Turkey Tetrazzini

We’ve had this recipe for so long, we can’t be sure of its origin. We do know this, we’ve cut the butter substantially, which may come as a shock since it still calls for a whole stick. We switched a … Continue reading

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An abundance of caramel

We recently made a chocolate caramel tart that was so sinful you should just head over to Fifteen Spatulas to find the recipe. Wait don’t go yet, please. Something funny happened when we made the caramel layer. We had too … Continue reading

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Cranberry sauce quick bread

Most people are too busy gobbling up turkey and stuffing on Thanksgiving to put much of a dent in the cranberry sauce. Here’s a great way to use up your leftovers. We used our raspberry cranberry sauce, but any variety … Continue reading

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Turkey and Black Bean Burritos

This is a great way to use up a lot of leftover turkey. Although it may a couple more days before everyone has a bunch of cooked turkey on hand. Until then leftover chicken works as well. Turkey and Black … Continue reading

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No lumps gravy

Many people like to save time and serve a store-brand gravy during Thanksgiving. Although this saves time, it does waste a perfect opportunity to use a couple parts of the turkey most people throw away. Not to mention homemade tastes … Continue reading

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