Monthly Archives: April 2012

Chocolate and Strawberry Tall Cakes

By Katherine We tend to favor less fussy desserts and I’d been craving a simple strawberry and chocolate dessert using some leftover puff pastry. On the morning of our anniversary, I asked Greg if he’d roll it out and cut … Continue reading

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You say Grenada …

A few weeks ago we took you to Cuba. Now we’re off to another exotic and muggy land. Or at least our liquor cabinet is. The Grenada Cocktail (adapted from The Ultimate Cocktail Book) 2 ounces fresh orange juice 1 … Continue reading

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Pasta Salad with Feta and Red Pepper

By Katherine When Greg cooks pasta, he has to cook the entire box or if we’re having company two boxes. That’s right we serve company boxed pasta on occasion. Greg loves making pasta from scratch if that pasta is ravioli, … Continue reading

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Lamb Bolognese

Recently ground lamb was on clearance. It must have had something to do with a holiday that just went by. Although I have no idea what lamb and Presidents Day have in common. Normally I like to make bolognese sauce … Continue reading

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Mashed Sweet Potatoes with Pineapple

We love mashed sweet potatoes. Typically, we just use a bit of butter, spice and molasses or sorghum. But we had a bit of pineapple leftover after making sauce for the cod and took a different approach this time. The … Continue reading

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Asparagus with Mint and Chili

We love roasting asparagus, but try to come up with new ways to serve it. This was a side dish on a recent leftover night. Yes, we do have those. Asparagus with Mint and Chili Large bunch of Asparagus (about … Continue reading

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Roasted Pineapple in Rum Sauce

So yeah, pineapple was on sale recently… Roasted Pineapple with Rum Sauce 1 small pineapple, cut into spears 1/4  cup brown sugar 1/4 cup butter 1/4 cup spiced rum 1/2 tsp ground cinnamon 1/2 tsp cornstarch whisked with 1/2 tsp … Continue reading

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Roasted Cod with Pineapple Sauce

Recently pineapple went on sale and actually was fresh and not about to rot before it got back to the house. In celebration, I may have over purchased a little bit. Luckily this dish came out perfect. Make sure to … Continue reading

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Banana Daiquiri for One

By Katherine We hardly ever have bananas in the house, because Greg hates them and trying to eat a bunch before they go brown is too challenging for me. Also, he won’t kiss me after I eat one until I … Continue reading

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Oatmeal Cookies with Date Syrup

By Katherine Greg called these “healthy.” I wouldn’t go quite that far, although they’re not as guilt-inducing as some desserts. I cut back on the sugar and butter, most recipes called for about 50 percent more of each. But a … Continue reading

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