Monthly Archives: January 2012

Tomatillo Salsa

Yes, we used canned. Fresh may be best, but gosh darn it, it’s not like we’re crazy foodies who have to do everything the hard way and avoid shortcuts and only use fresh ingredients… hmm, OK, well maybe not today. … Continue reading

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Stuffed strawberries with chocolate and ricotta

This would make a wonderful Valentine’s Day dessert, because let’s face it no one wants to have a decadent heavy calorie-laden sugar bomb before retiring to, ahem, watch TV. Stuffed strawberries 1 pint strawberries 8 ounces ricotta zest from half … Continue reading

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Taco night doesn’t have to pose the following dilemma: Sangria or margaritas? Now you don’t have to choose. Sangritas 1 cup red wine 1 1/2 ounces triple sec 3 cups frozen fruit (I used half peaches, half strawberries) 4 ounces … Continue reading

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Roasted Pork Belly with Sweet Potatoes

Recently we found a butcher that sold pork belly, something that used to only be found at an Asian market even in the South. At first I planned to make my own bacon, but after realizing I was out of … Continue reading

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Tenderloin of Venison with Blackberry Sauce

Recently we got a shipment of venison from Jamie Anne at A Dash of Domestic, whose father hunts. Thanks to that, and my love affair with wild duck, we are now wild game junkies. I came up with this idea … Continue reading

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Chicken Marsala

This is a really quick dish to make so have everything else ready to serve before cooking it. We were sent a box of goodies from Marx Foods and I have been dying to try out some of the exotic … Continue reading

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Puffy Omelette

Katherine found this in her mother’s very old and battered cookbook which has long since lost its cover and most of the index. Most of the recipes are a little outdated, but this actually turned out very well. Any type … Continue reading

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Guinness is good for you

Any excuse to buy Guinness is good in my book. We saw this recipe over at Serious Food For the Soul and made a few adjustments because of what we had on hand. No parsley, seriously! Afterward, we had extra … Continue reading

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Chocolate pecan pie bars, courtesy of Amy’s mom

By Katherine You all know Amy right? Well if you don’t go check out her wonderful blog Elephant Eats. She featured these bars as part of her pre-Christmas cooking festivities. They were in her mom’s recipe box. I made some … Continue reading

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The French Martini

By Katherine This drink led to a revelation, we’re horrible at making orange twists. How hard can it be to achieve a perfect curl wrapping a twist of peel around a swizzle stick, we thought. Apparently, we need more practice. … Continue reading

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