Monthly Archives: June 2011

Polynesian Party Meatballs

Once again, proving that eating things off of sticks is fun.  This is a great dish to bring to a party.  The nifty bamboo sticks came from the Asian grocery store, but you could easily use plain bamboo skewers cut … 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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Macaroni and Cheese – Two Ways

The best way to make macaroni and cheese is a fiercely debated issue.  There are basically two camps: creamy vs. baked.  Within those camps you have hundreds of flavor variations and additions.  Here is a recipe for classic cheddar macaroni … Continue reading

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Classic Buttermilk Fried Chicken

I don’t think I really need to say anything here… 1 whole frying chicken, cut up into 10 pieces (breasts on bone, cut in half) 1 qt. buttermilk salt and pepper 2 C. flour 1  T. paprika, not smoked 2 … Continue reading

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Fresh Pineapple Salsa

This salsa is a snap to make.  It’s best to make it a few hours ahead if you can, just to allow the flavors to develop.  I used half of a jalapeno, but use the whole pepper if you enjoy … Continue reading

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Swordfish with Bacon and Cherry Tomatoes

There is something about the combination of swordfish and bacon that just works!  Throw in some white wine and cherry tomatoes and you’ve got a restaurant quality dish in about 15 minutes.  This dish would also work really well with … Continue reading

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Lavender Lemon Drop

This drink started out with a G rating.  I made a batch of lavender lemonade to serve at a party.  Then I saw an icy bottle of vodka in the freezer.  The drink quickly became rated R. Lavender Simple Syrup … Continue reading

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Spinach Fritters

Here is a great technique when you want to do something a little more interesting with your vegetables.  I had some extra spinach from another recipe and this was the perfect use for it.  Even the kids happily gobbled them … 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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Vegan Puttanesca

There are a few different translations of spaghetti alla puttanesca.  The most widely accepted one being “whore style spaghetti”.  I’m not sure what it has to do with ladies of the night, but I do know that it is tasty … Continue reading

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