Monthly Archives: December 2011

Coffee and cream brownies

Because caffeine is good for you… Coffee and Cream Brownies For topping 8 ounces cream cheese (softened at room temperature for about 30 minutes) 1/4 cup sugar 1 ounce coffee liqueur 1 large egg 1 tbsp. flour 1/4 tsp ground … Continue reading

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Steel head trout with Grand Marnier

Steel head trout looks and tastes almost exactly like salmon, but at half the cost for fresh. Naturally I decided to give it a try and came up with this quick sauce to go along with it. Create individual polenta … Continue reading

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Peppercorn Martini

By Katherine I made this as an alternative to Greg’s standard dirty martini. Flavored vodkas can be pricey. Making a simple syrup is a cheaper alternative. Peppercorn Martini 3 ounces vodka 1 ounce dry vermouth 1 tsp sherry 1/2 ounce … Continue reading

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Cookies for Santa

We decided to make some cookies for Santa after all, wish us luck. The lighter cookies, Old Fashioned German rosewater cookies, are one of our favorites and a recipe we’ve had for years. We’re not sure where we originally got … Continue reading

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Retro, retro ham

By Katherine Sometimes an image burns in your mind and try as you might you just can’t let it go. Maybe it was flipping through the 1960s era cookbook my mother gave me with pictures of honey hams dotted with … Continue reading

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Asparagus and beef rice bowl

By Katherine We’ve been in a weeknight dinner rut. Both of us have been getting home later and that often translates to dinner after 8 p.m., when there are no leftovers to reheat. Ideally, we like weeknight meals that come … Continue reading

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Shrimp Risotto

As I said before, risotto is such an easy dish to make and it seems so fancy. This particular one does need a few special ingredients. The shrimp must be high quality and no smaller than 22-28 count per pound. … Continue reading

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