Monthly Archives: March 2011

Bacon-Leek Risotto

This dish was in the current Bon Apettit.  I didn’t follow the recipe, I just stole the idea. Their version had a poached egg on top.  I used bacon end pieces so that I could chop them up into chunks.  … Continue reading

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World’s Best Peanut Butter Cookies- Seriously

As we were devouring these cookies, we tossed around some different names.  My brother-in-law liked them so much he thought they should be called “Magical” peanut butter cookies.  I decided not to brag and just call them “World’s Best”  ♥ … Continue reading

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Tangerine Ginger Game Hens

I found some fresh game hens at the market this week and wanted to prepare them with an Asian flavor.  Here is what I came up with.  The birds were juicy and tender, and the sauce was addictive! 2 large … Continue reading

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Oven Roasted Radishes

If you like roasted root vegetables like turnips and beets, you’ll love roasted radishes.  I had never eaten a radish that was cooked, so I was intrigued when I started seeing recipes for roasted radishes popping up everywhere.  The roasting … Continue reading

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Turkey Roulade with Prune and Pine Nut Stuffing

I don’t usually plan what I’m cooking until I get to the meat or the fish counter.  I choose what looks good, or is a good price, and then I decide what to make from it all.  This week I … Continue reading

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Shrimp and Scallops with Prosciutto and Minted Pea Puree

I adapted this recipe from the April 2011 Bon Appetit.  My favorite mail day used to be the day that my Martha Stewart Living arrived, now it’s when the new Bon Appetit arrives.  I find myself carrying it around the house … Continue reading

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Apricot Jam Scones

Is there anything better on a rainy day than a tea party?  How about a tea party with a 5 year old, two stuffed animals, and the carpenter who’s working on your remodel?  Here are the scones we made today.  … Continue reading

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Chicken Breast with Bacon Pan Sauce

Here is a recipe I have been making for a couple of years from Nigella’s book, Nigella Express.  If you want some great ideas for fast weeknight cooking and you like to use just a few simple, fresh ingredients, this book is … Continue reading

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Chicken Liver Mousse

I know.  Liver mousse?  I refuse to apologize for my love of liver.  I call this a mousse because it’s light and fluffy and very spreadable.  Liver dishes are sometimes bitter, but this is delicious and buttery.  Perfect with some … Continue reading

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Easter Egg Dye From the Pantry

Don’t let your kids convince you to buy those grody Paas tablets for dying eggs this year.  You know the ones that look like little fluoride tablets that never quite dissolve completely?   You already have everything you need in your cupboard.  We … Continue reading

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