Monthly Archives: May 2014

Fusilli with Roasted Spring Vegetables

This recipe uses the fresh vegetables from an early spring garden. The farmers market is a good second stop. Slice everything fairly uniform and thin so they crisp up and don’t get soggy while roasting. Fusilli is the best shape … Continue reading

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Bacon is the Man

This recipe will appeal to anyone who dips their bacon in the maple syrup. Or enjoys bacon, sugar and nuts. Basically anyone who loves breakfast food. Pecan Maple Bacon Candied Sweet Potatoes 2 lbs sweet potatoes peeled and sliced 1/4″ … Continue reading

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Sparkling Strawberry Punch

We once saw a show about people living like they were in the 1800s who had to make everything from scratch, hunt their own food, make their own soap and so on. The only thing that really appealed to us … Continue reading

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Strawberry Icebox Pie

Strawberry season is not fully celebrated until after you’ve made one of these. Remember to use the ripest berries and let the pie sit for 24 hours before serving. Strawberry Icebox Pie 1 pie crust 2 lbs strawberries cut into … Continue reading

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Tossed Arugula Salad with Apples in Grand Marnier

This is a very simple, healthy and tasty salad. Just use arugula and baby spinach or mix it up on the greens. Tossed Arugula Salad with Apples in Grand Marnier 4 cups mixed arugula and baby spinach 1 apple cored … Continue reading

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Happy Memorial Day

Portabello Burger Hope everyone has a fun filled Memorial Day. Here are a few things that some folks may decide to have. Don’t forget the beer. Asparagus Salad Potato Salad Boston BBQ Beans Cornbread Burgers Parfaits

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Sunday Suppers: Barbecue Season, Hoooooooooooowie

For those of you who do not celebrate bbq season 365 days a year then let the grilling begin. Here is an assortment of different recipes all dealing with the only food group necessary, meat. Smoked Beef Brisket Strip Steaks … Continue reading

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Deviled Egg Salad

Katherine made this salad and a number of other snacks for a tapas lunch the other day. Note the inclusion of mayo. Shocker, I know. It is further proof of her love for me. Deviled Egg Salad 5 hard-boiled eggs … Continue reading

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Salmon Mousse

We saw a recipe for salmon mousse the other day on Sid’s Cooking Again. We had some smokes salmon in the fridge so we figured the appetizer gods were speaking directly to us. Sid’s version calls for poached salmon as … Continue reading

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Berry, Berry Good Drinks Part One

Strawberries are falling off the vine in these parts and blueberries are just around the corner. Here are some of our favorite drinks featuring those berries. Blueberry Bramble Midnight Martinis Strawberry Lemonade Strawberry Shots Strawberry Mojitos  

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