Monthly Archives: June 2012

Spareribs with Fresh Plum Chutney

There is a running joke in my family about chutney.  Larry’s Market in Rockaway Beach has a sign outside that reads: Larry’s Market- Fresh Produce, Meats, and Chutney.  If you have ever been into Larry’s you will notice that it’s … Continue reading

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Summer Berry Crostata

This is really just a berry pie without the pie dish.  I love freeform pies like this one because they look so irresistible and they are so much easier to make than a traditional two crust pie.  See how the … Continue reading

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Fresh Strawberry Ice Cream

   What do you do when you have a flat of beautiful ripe strawberries?  First you eat a bunch, and take pictures of your children with strawberry juice running down their chins.  You freeze some and then you make ice … Continue reading

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Salted Molasses Caramel Corn

Summer is here and with it come picnics, potlucks, and parties.  Treat your hosts or your guests with this salty-sweet homemade gift. Or just eat it while watching reruns of Friday Night Lights.  Take your pick. 12 C. popped corn (I … Continue reading

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Polynesian Party Meatballs

Once again, proving that eating things off of sticks is fun.  This is a great dish to bring to a party or make for Dad’s special day.  The nifty bamboo sticks came from the Asian grocery store, but you could … Continue reading

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Gravlax Canapes

I have been wanting to make my own gravlax for a long time.  New Seasons had a special on fresh Chinook, so I couldn’t pass it up.  Curing your own salmon is really easy, you will be thrilled with the results.  If … Continue reading

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Classic Buttermilk Fried Chicken

I’m so excited to be talking with Missy Maki on her radio show Simple Kitchen this Sunday.  Chicken is our big topic, so I hope you’ll tune in and get some fresh ideas.  KPAM 860 AM at 9:00 or listen … Continue reading

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Rainy Day Painted Cookies

One of the activities my son loves to do on a rainy day is decorate cookies.  Making, coloring, and using different colors of icing can be messy and time consuming.  Painting cookies is a fun, simple way to decorate without … Continue reading

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Strawberry Cream Cheese Breakfast Pastries

I love to bake things for my coworkers.  Somehow bringing treats in to work for an early meeting makes the day seem so much brighter.  These are simple enough to bake the night before and indulge your family and friends … Continue reading

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