Monthly Archives: November 2011

Cranberry almond fizz

This is a great drink for Thanksgiving. Those who want to make it nonalcoholic, can skip the Amaretto and add about a teaspoon of almond extract. Yes, we know that has some alcohol, but as long as you don’t chug … Continue reading

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Turkey with herb butter and a PSA

Roasting poultry is one of the best ways to flavor the meat while keeping it juicy. Cooking times vary depending on if the bird is stuffed, brined or what have you. Lately there have been many television and print chefs … Continue reading

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A Thanksgiving preview

By Katherine Thanksgiving is our favorite holiday. All you have to do is be thankful and eat great food. It’s hard not to be thankful when you’re eating great food. We have a few traditions in our house. I have … Continue reading

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The Autumn garden

The lettuce I planted in late September has gotten full enough to harvest. This crop is a little bit of a surprise since the temperature has dropped a couple of nights below freezing and I found the seed packets in … Continue reading

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Pumpkin Ice Cream

A friend gave us their old ice cream maker recently. Even though it is getting colder, nothing beats homemade ice cream. This tastes just like pumpkin pie, if it was frozen without the crust and served in a bowl. Follow … Continue reading

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Jalapenos stuffed with feta

With the football season underway, it is time to think about snacks. These peppers are very easy to make and anyone who likes spicy food will gobble them up. Remember to wash your hands well after cleaning out the ribs … Continue reading

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Pork Chops with Blueberry Sauce

This is a really quick meal that works well for a weeknight when in a rush or as a main course at a large party with many courses. Although it is fancy enough to pretend like it took hours to … Continue reading

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Pumpkin pie martini

Save electricity. Drink your dessert. Pumpkin Pie Martini 1 1/2 ounces pumpkin pie creme liqueur 1 1/2 ounces vanilla vodka 1/2 ounce brandy 1/2 tsp sugar 1/2 tsp maple syrup cinnamon or cinnamon sugar (optional) Put sugar on one small … Continue reading

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Beef and Bell Pepper Stew

This is an excellent hearty stew and the different peppers add color and a nice sweetness to the flavor. Serve over rice or by itself with a good Chianti. Beef and Bell Pepper Stew 1 lb beef cut into 1″ … Continue reading

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Peas and Pasta

This is one of the best ways to use leftover marinara sauce. Not to mention it is quick and easy to prepare making it perfect for a midweek meal. I find elbow-shaped pasta works the best for this but any … Continue reading

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