Monthly Archives: February 2014

A Different Type of Oatmeal Cookie

I have always disliked oatmeal cookies due to the very soft consistency that almost always seems a little undercooked. If you like oatmeal cookies that way then these are not going to be anything like what you expect. These cookies … Continue reading

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The Lemon Preservation Society

When you go to all that trouble to make preserved lemons, it seems only fitting that you’d celebrate with a cocktail once they were ready. If you like salty dogs and tend to lick the salt off your margarita glass, … Continue reading

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Lamb Stuffed with Fruit

This sweet, sticky filling is perfect with the rich flavor of lamb. Try to pick a lamb roast with a smaller bone and a good bit of fat on the outside. Lamb Stuffed with Dried Fruit 3-4 lb leg of … Continue reading

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Blue Cheese Spread

This is a very simple basic cheese spread. It can easily be turned into a salad dressing by adding enough buttermilk to thin it out. The spices can also be adjusted to turn it into a sauce for any number … Continue reading

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Vegetarian Stuffed Squash

The use of dried fruit really helps add flavor and texture to this dish. Any squash can be stuffed, but acorn usually looks the nicest. Don’t forget to toast the seeds. Acorn Squash Stuffed with Dried Fruit 2 acorn squash … Continue reading

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Sunday Suppers: Extra Calories for the Cold

With all the cold weather it is a good idea to bulk up on calories to stay warm. Here is a start. Chicken Cordon Bleu Greenbean Gratin   Baked Squash and Baked Apples for dessert  

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Creamy Stewed Chicken

This is a simple dish that takes advantage of the tenderness of chicken thighs. Serve this over pasta, polenta or rice. Use fresh tomato juice and buttermilk for the best flavors. Chicken Stewed in Tomato Juice and Milk 4 chicken … Continue reading

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Sausage with Kale and Potatoes

This is an quick and healthy meal for a weeknight. Any good sausage will work, but Italian is best. Serve it over polenta or rice. Sausage with Kale and Potatoes 2 Italian sausage sliced 1/4″ thick 2 potatoes diced medium … Continue reading

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The Greyhound

Sometimes simple is the way to go. We used fresh ruby red grapefruit juice, but white will work and make the drink’s color better match the name. The strawberry was a nice garnish, but any sliced fruit will work really. … Continue reading

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Orange-spiced Applesauce

This applesauce is easy to make and tastes so much better than any commercial brand. Why buy when you can make something that tastes better, costs less and is far healthier?  For other versions go here and here. I used … Continue reading

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