• Recipes

    Simple Beef Stew

    by  • February 20, 2011 • Recipes • 0 Comments


    Truth be told, we’re not eating a whole lot of beef these days. Not for health reasons or anything, just not as into it as we used to be. But we still find beef stew in all it’s various incarnations can be quite irresistible. The idea for this came from my favorite food magazine,...

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    Chocolate Hazelnut Ganache Tart

    by  • February 11, 2011 • Recipes


    This recipe is based on one from the December 2004 issue of Gourmet magazine, called Chocolate Hazelnut Tart. I have changed things a little bit, but think the original recipe is also very good. They use a graham cracker crust which I love. But I wanted to make this all about nuts and chocolate,...

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    Basic Tomato Sauce

    by  • February 8, 2011 • Recipes


    I’ve got a thing for tomatoes. Can you tell? There are lots and lots of examples of insipid tomatoes out and about this time of year. But when I absolutely MUST have them…..NOW….I’ll have some cherry or grape tomatoes to satisfy my craving. Of course, that means that they’re not local, and certainly not...

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    Onion Dip

    by  • February 2, 2011 • Recipes


    Who doesn’t love chips and dip?! So good and good for you! Okay, okay, not particularly good for you. But hey, everything in moderation, right? I think the first time I ever had onion dip was at a sleepover at my friend Cynthia’s house. It was made with the soup mix and sour cream...

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    by  • January 20, 2011 • Recipes • 0 Comments


            Can you tell I’m making up for lost time today??? Yes, I was a serious slacker blogger this past month. And a half. In October we went to Bucerias, which is just north of Puerto Vallarta, in Mexico.             We had lots of fun exploring and trying...

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    Crispy Kale Chips

    by  • January 15, 2011 • Recipes


    Ahhhh, kale. It has spent years as the kinda lame garnish on salad bars nationwide. OR in those super healthy soups that taste like…yuck. There are actually numerous varieties of kale out there and I have to admit, I love them all! They’re fantastic simply sauteed in olive oil with some garlic, lemon juice,...

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    Buttermilk Pancakes

    by  • January 13, 2011 • Recipes


    Years ago when I was working for a local bakery doing R & D work, I had the good fortune of having lunch with a lovely lady; Marion Cunningham. She’s a real gem in the food and recipe writing world. In fact, she wrote “The Fannie Farmer Baking Book” AND the revised edition of...

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