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Family Meal

Tomato Soup Comfort

By on October 10, 2017

A plate and bowl of warm comfort headed your way.  And surprisingly easy as a quick weeknight meal.  For the soup, chop up a medium onion, lightly sauté in some decent olive oil with some S&P and a tablespoon of sugar.  Deglaze with a good slug of white wine….


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Appies Salad Course

Roasted Marrow Bones with Herb Salad

By on September 23, 2017

This is one of those awesome dishes you only seem to see out at restaurants, but it’s pretty easy and quick for home service.  First, soak those bones in some salted water for a few hours.  Prep but don’t dress the herb salad – wash your herbs, slice shallots,…


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Brunch Side dish Summer Meal

Goat Cheese and Zucchini Tartlets

By on September 17, 2017

These were fun and good, inspired by Ina Garten – click here for her recipe.  I did them in mini-tart pans rather than as one big tart.  Once you get the pastry dough into the tart pans, pop them back in the fridge for a while before loading up with…


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Appies

Spicy Buffalo Chicken Dip

By on September 9, 2017

So this happens when there’s not enough leftover chicken to actually make a meal.  Well-diced chicken, minced yellow onion and celery.  Chopped fresh oregano and pickled jalapeño.  Folded well into whipped cream cheese, and some crumbled blue cheese if you like.  Then hit it with the Franks, and maybe…


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Brunch

Challah French Toast

By on September 2, 2017

Thick Challah slices, cut and left to dry a bit.   Two eggs per slice, maybe an extra or two beaten in a large bowl.  A light pour of milk or cream, a touch of vanilla.  And a squeeze of agave nectar.   Perhaps some orange zest and a…


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Family Meal

Grilled Lamb Cutlets with Lemon and Fresh Oregano

By on August 3, 2017

Served these as like a gyro-thing.  In a warmed pita half with chunks of feta, chopped tomatoes, sliced red onion and shredded lettuce.  All topped with a nice garlicy tzatziki…

Pounded out the cutlets nice and thin, hit with S&P, garlic powder and some light olive oil.   Onto super…


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Brunch

Young Lady’s Blueberry Muffins

By on July 1, 2017

Then one day she showed up.  And we loved her a lot.  But she didn’t do much at the time.  Now, some 12 years later, she has single handedly manufactured the best d*mn blueberry muffins I have ever had in my entire life.

 

#haveakid   #getfed  #ittakesawhile


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Desserts Dinner party

Hey Brûlée

By on December 26, 2016

Here’s a dessert classic for your holiday week…

7 egg yolks, mixed with 2/3 C sugar, whipped up until lightened — “blanchir”
3 C heavy cream
1 C whole milk
Scrape in 1 vanilla bean, throw in scraped pods
Mix up with a whisk, let sit for a while, overnight if you can wait
Remove…


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Appies

Tater Tot Love

By on December 12, 2016

Make the 1980’s middle school cafeteria your dinner party….

Leftover mashed from T-Day.  Beat up with a few eggs, S&P and a whole lot of grated parm.  A spoonful or so flour.   Roll into tot-shape, you know the one.   Toss in some breadcrumbs, chill for a bit in the…


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Dinner party

Everybody likes intermezzo

By on December 4, 2016

A frozen treat halfway through dinner.  What’s not to love-

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