Monthly Archives: April 2014

Pumpkin Molasses Bread

Go ahead and bookmark this one for autumn. Or go to your pantry and find that can of pumpkin puree that’s been hiding out there since October. This bread is perfect for a stormy spring morning, as long as the … Continue reading

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Liquor and Steak Together at Last

This recipe is adapted slightly from our good friend Richards’ secret handbook. The onions are fantastic. Serve this with a good Cabernet and some more bourbon. This makes enough for two thick steaks. To make this an all-Richard meal, serve … Continue reading

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Asparagus Balls

These work great as tapas or a first course or snack. Dip them in hot marinara, melted cheese or spicy sour cream. I pan fried them with great success but for authentic they are technically deep fried. The recipe is … Continue reading

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Sunday Suppers: Signs of Spring

We’re waiting with bated breath for our farmers markets to get in full swing. In the meantime, we can dream of meals like this. Grilled Rack of Lamb Two Ways and Polenta Asparagus with Mint and Chili Fresh Strawberry Tart

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Sauerkraut Dumplings

The dumpling dough can be filled with an assortment of different fillings, sweet or savory. They can be topped with a multitude of sauces and resemble Italian Ravioli just much thicker. For this recipe I made a simple buttermilk-yogurt sauce … Continue reading

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Twice Baked Potatoes with Romano

Sometimes we think: ‘What can we possibly do with potatoes that we haven’t done before?’ The answer usually involves cheese. Twice-Baked Potatoes with Romano 4 medium Russet potatoes (about a pound) 4 tbsp butter 1/4 cup grated romano about a … Continue reading

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Rum Swizzle

Ever noticed how most drinks with rum call for a few different kinds? This is no exception. The recipe below is in parts not ounces since it works best made in a large batch as punch. Add a dash of … Continue reading

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Dark Chocolate Souffle

This is just a big, smooth, creamy, airy chocolate orgasm. Pardon my French. Use any two-quart straight sided 7-8″ dish, although a souffle dish does work the best. Good quality dark chocolate is not negotiable. Dark Chocolate Souffle 8 oz … Continue reading

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South American Grilled Chicken

Now that you know how to spatchcock a chicken here is a recipe for one. Remember to use indirect heat over a bed of hickory or apple wood coals would be best. This recipe is adapted slightly from Raymund’s Pollo … Continue reading

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Smoky Black Beans

Our love of red beans and rice inspired this recipe. We love cooking beans down and down and down until they become super creamy and rich. This generally takes about three hours and involves a good overnight soak. Serve these … Continue reading

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