Monthly Archives: August 2011

Pork Chop Milanese

The trick to these sumptuous pork chops is pounding them nice and thin before coating.  The fresh-made bread crumbs also have a little to do with it… 4 center cut, boneless pork chops salt and pepper 2 eggs 2 C. … Continue reading

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Warm Potato Salad

I love this method for preparing red potatoes.  Be sure to toss the dressing on the potatoes while they’re hot so they can soak up all the flavor. 1 1/2 lbs. baby red potatoes 1/4 C. canola oil 1/4 C. … Continue reading

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Rosemary Chicken Thighs

These are equally good hot or at room temperature, making them excellent for a picnic or potluck. Serves 6 12 bone-in, skin-on chicken thighs 6 cloves of garlic, smashed 1/4 C. olive oil 2 sprigs of fresh rosemary, plus more … Continue reading

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Calzone with Pepperoni and Bolognese

Using store bought pizza dough makes this an easy dish to put together.  This recipe made 8 calzones.  I baked four for dinner and froze the other four to bake another night.  Double the Bolognese sauce recipe too and you … Continue reading

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Beet and Blackberry Flat Salad

I honestly don’t know if I invented the flat salad or not.  I just know that I have been serving salad this way for years.  My friend Brennan has been urging me to blog about the delights of the flat … Continue reading

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Blackberry Pina Colada

Coco Lopez.  It’s that cream of coconut that comes in the can with the cartoon toucan on it.  I was grocery shopping and came across Coco Lopez in the aisle with the cocktail mixers and club soda.  The recipe for … Continue reading

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Frozen Rainbow Chiffon Cake – DO NOT ATTEMPT!

This cake is amazing.  This cake is beautiful.  It’s like eating sorbet, but light and fluffy, like a cloud.  This cake will move people to sing your praises.  People will talk about this cake for weeks afterward.  This cake completely … Continue reading

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Zucchini Fritters

Summer = lots of zucchini.  These are great for a side dish to grilled meat or fish.  I use whatever fresh herb I have on hand. 1 medium zucchini (about 2 1/2 cups shredded) 2 eggs 1 C. panko crumbs … Continue reading

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Fresh Tomato Pesto

When the tomatoes are ripe and get that intense flavor of summer I love to come up with different uses for them.  This is an uncooked sauce that can be tossed with any type of pasta.  We used it for … Continue reading

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Pattypan Gratin

A gratin (gruh-Tan) is any shallow baked dish that has a browned top.  In this case the browned top comes from butter and parmesan cheese.  The pattypan squash is looking great in the markets right now, but you could substitute … Continue reading

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