Monthly Archives: December 2012

Cilantro Turkey Burgers

By Katherine Greg is not a big fan of turkey burgers, so when he came home one night after a long workday and I told him what was for dinner his face fell. This is exactly the reaction I wanted … Continue reading

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Shitake and Leek Soup

This comes together quickly and is a nice light soup. It’d be a great first course or a light lunch. Or place a toasted piece of day old bread at the bottom of the bowl before adding soup for a … Continue reading

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Sunday Suppers: Gourmet Rice and Beans

Who says winter meals have to be drab? We don’t. This week’s Sunday Suppers is colorful, flavorful and satisfying. Pumpkin Bisque with Shrimp Brown Rice Risotto with Black Trumpet Mushrooms Green Beans with Pancetta and Mushrooms Poached Pears in Champagne

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Mini Baked Potatoes with Anchovy Sour Cream

OK, who’s still here after we said anchovy? Show of hands? They really are the most delicious unfairly maligned bits of goodness on the planet. Anchovy lovers unite. Anchovies can be added to taste. We used four, but Katherine would … Continue reading

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Pancetta-Wrapped Dates with Ricotta Salata

Stuffed dates have been our to-do list for ages. When Kristy posted her grilled prosciutto-wrapped dates stuffed with goat cheese, we knew we had to make our own. And still we waited. Those little goodies haunted our dreams. Our version … Continue reading

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Screaming O(h my)

Chances are you haven’t ordered a screaming orgasm since college. It’s designed to be a shooter, which is a bit silly considering how tasty it is. Just mix equal parts of vodka, Amaretto, coffee liqueur and Irish creme liqueur, shake … Continue reading

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Pepper-Crusted Rack of Lamb over Creamy Cannellinis

Someone was very, very happy with her birthday meal. Creamy Cannellini Beans 8 ounces dried cannellini beans 4 garlic cloves, sliced thin 2 tbsp fresh rosemary black pepper lemon juice olive oil 1/4 cup Romano Soak beans overnight. Toss in … Continue reading

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Fish Tacos Baby

When we first moved to San Diego everyone always talked about fish tacos. The idea seemed fairly gross to me. (This was a decade ago.) Then I had one. The combination of crisp cabbage, deep fried fish and creamy hot … Continue reading

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Spicy Aioli

This is a great dipping sauce or the perfect topping for fish tacos. Where are the fish tacos? Tomorrow may answer that question. Spicy Aioli 1 egg 1 egg yolk 1/4 tsp salt 3/4 cup extra virgin olive oil 3 … Continue reading

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Sunday Suppers: The Anything But Turkey Edition

Tired of turkey yet? Give it a few days if you said no. In the meantime, perhaps some fish and grits are in order. Trout Poached in Spicy Tomato Sauce OK, that rice is a nice, healthy side, but let’s … Continue reading

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