Monthly Archives: March 2013

Sunday Suppers: An Easter Dinner to Blow the Budget

We’re posting this too late for most of you to cook this for Easter Sunday. That’s probably a good thing since the ingredients get a bit steep and most of you are probably cooking for a crowd. So consider these … Continue reading

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Indian-spiced Sauteed Cabbage with Carrots

This works best with green cabbage for color, but a little red cabbage tossed in would make it sweeter and not hurt too much. Sauteed Cabbage and Carrots 1 head green cabbage cored and shredded 5 large carrots cut into … Continue reading

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Pantry Pasta

This is a great weekday meal that makes use of the pantry and, unlike the types that come in a box with an evil puppet shaped like an oven mitt, this tastes good. The sauce can also be used as … Continue reading

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A Drink for the Don

On a recent inspection I realized that there are far too few cocktails on this site that have bourbon in them. Time to start fixing that problem. Oh and if you have too many of these then the movie below … Continue reading

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Apple Barley Pudding

Some folks may remember a certain holiday just past. The one with all the heavy drinking and food. You know, President’s Day. In an attempt to discover an authentic Irish dessert to follow the standard meal of alcohol and pickled … Continue reading

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Roasted Red Pepper Hummus

The roasted red bell peppers really add a nice sweetness to this standard dish. The measurements below are just estimates since I like to flavor by taste. Roasted Red Bell Pepper Hummus 1 lb garbanzo beans 2 red bell peppers … Continue reading

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Running Out of Cages

Even though the weekend was rainy and gray I soldiered on and planted the tomatoes and peppers. Due to the expansion last year I was able to plant a few new varieties of tomatoes. Along with the standard Roma and … Continue reading

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Sunday Suppers: Easter Dinner on a Budget

We know a lot of you like to eat lamb on Easter. We do too. But ham is far more economical when it comes to serving a crowd. Here’s a meal that’s sure to please the masses. Deviled Eggs Baked … Continue reading

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Apple(sauce) Turnovers

So maybe someone made too much applesauce a day or two ago. Then maybe someone’s wife invited over a few folks for dinner. What to do for dessert? This could work fairly well. Any sweet fruit filling can be used … Continue reading

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Oat Crackers

These are really easy to make and taste great. Any oatmeal will work that is not instant, but stone ground will give the best result. These taste great with pate or cheese. Oat Crackers 1 1/2 cup rolled oats 1 … Continue reading

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