Monthly Archives: February 2012

Red Meat and Caffeine

By Katherine On Valentine’s Day, I had planned to make this fantastic stuffed beef tenderloin that She Cooks He Cleans shared. But the butcher was only selling whole tenderloins about as long as my arm, and doing the math gave … Continue reading

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Shrimp with Redeye Gravy over Cheesy Grit Cakes

By Katherine Redeye gravy is normally served over creamy grits as a main dish, and it normally has lots of butter. But we were having an herbed butter with our main dish, so I didn’t want to overload on butter. … Continue reading

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Super Simple Lemony Asparagus

For sometime, we’ve fussed with juicing lemons. No more! Well at least not when it comes to roasting asparagus. Let the lemon slices do the work for you. Lemony Roasted Asparagus 1 small bunch of asparagus, washed and woody bits … Continue reading

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Chicken Broccoli Rabe Wraps

This is a really easy quick dinner. Regular broccoli can be substituted, just slice the florets thin and long. Using goat cheese keeps the total cheese leakage loss to a minimum. I got my doctorate in cheese leakage by the … Continue reading

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Blueberry Cobbler

Because everyone needs a little something sweet every now and then. Blueberry cobbler 2 pints blueberries, fresh or frozen 1 tsp cinnamon 2 tbsp brown sugar 1/3 cup port 1 tsp cornstarch, mixed with equal amount water until smooth 1 … Continue reading

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Twice-baked Potatoes with White Cheddar and Mushrooms

We’ve had a really mild winter, which is pretty normal in these parts. But on a recent weekend when the temperature dropped into the 30s we were craving some comfort food and something hot out of the oven. Twice-baked potatoes … Continue reading

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The Batiste

This is such a simple, classic cocktail and is wonderful as a digestif. Light or dark (spiced not blackstrap) rum can be used. We tried both and preferred the spiced variety because it gave the drink a nice vanilla flavor. … Continue reading

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