Monthly Archives: December 2013

Pork Chops with Sweet Potatoes, Apples and Pears

This is a really interesting way to cook pork chops and fruit. The trick is to layer the ingredients above the pork chops so they steam in the vapors. Also a domed lid for the pan will help from crushing … Continue reading

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Simple Stuffed Apples

This is a really easy dessert that comes together fast and can be prepared way ahead of time. Other ingredients like oats and dried fruit are great additions as well. The ratio below is for one apple. Increase as needed. … Continue reading

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Sunday Suppers: To Bring Wealth and Health

With the new year around the corner here are some nontraditional options using black eyed peas and turnip greens. Pan Fried Perch on a bed of Greens Venison and Turnip Green Frittata Black Eyed Pea Cakes Black Eyed Pea Stew … Continue reading

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Cream of Potato Soup

This is a lighter cream soup that is full of flavor thanks to the fresh stock made from turkey kidneys. Most good butcher shops should have giblets for sale, you may just need to ask. Chicken kidneys can be substituted, … Continue reading

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Moroccan Chicken

This is a classic recipe that makes use of preserved lemon. It can be made with a cut up whole chicken or just chicken thighs but the darker meat is always the better choice. Serve this with rice or bulgur … Continue reading

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The 20th Century

This drink will have you partying like it’s 1999, although the recipe actually dates to 1937 when it was first published in Cafe Royal Cocktail Book. The 20th Century 1½ ounces gin 3/4 ounce Lillet 3/4 ounce creme de cacao 3/4 … Continue reading

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Merry Christmas

Hope everyone has a relaxing holiday filled with great things to eat and drink. Our present this year is a new stove. Since the old stove was the straw that broke the camel’s back we are putting in a new … Continue reading

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Twelve Days of Christmas: Eggnog Cookies

Santa Claus is coming to town. There’s still time to have these ready for him. Eggnog Cookies 1 1/4 cup sugar 1/2 cup butter 1 egg yolk 1/2 cup eggnog 2 tsp spiced rum 1/4 tsp nutmeg 1/4 tsp cinnamon … Continue reading

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Twelve Days of Christmas: The Tom and Jerry

Here is another great holiday drink for a group. If the cartoon cat and mouse named after this drink had been enjoying these they never would have been able to chase each other anywhere. Dark rum or spiced rum can … Continue reading

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Twelve Days of Christmas: The Best Cheesecake

This is my nana’s cheesecake recipe and it is fairly advanced. It is perfect for a large group of people due to how rich and creamy it turns out. The dough is very tricky so be gentle. Go here for … Continue reading

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