Category: Winter Comforts

Dynamite Chinese Chicken Thighs

For a printer friendly version of this recipe, click here. My husband gives these his “two thumbs up.” You can absolutely substitute approximately 2 lbs. of chicken wings. The chicken can be cooked in the oven on a rack, or

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What’s Been Cooking This Week?

  One of my passions is menu planning!  It was almost the best part of my job running a corporate dining room!  I have accordion files full of recipe clippings that I haul out for inspiration and have been known

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Ragu Bolognese

I previously posted a recipe for the “official” sauce from Bologna. This version has the same basics but with the addition of beef stock and red wine. Some recipes use beef, pork and veal but I think the pancetta covers the

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What’s Cooking This Past Week

  Wow…I’ve had a busy week!  Time for a break to let you in on all the stuff that I’ve been cooking and we’ve been eating!  It’s “the season of the braise” and who doesn’t love that and a good

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Turkey Gumbo Soup

For a printer friendly version of this recipe, click here Guess what I found while rummaging around in my freezer?  You guessed it, the carcass from the roast turkey!  Some people don’t like okra; I don’t happen to be one

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Mushroom Crostini

For a printer Friendly version of this recipe, click here. Mushroom soup, mushroom pasta sauce, mushroom filled ravioli, so many ideas, so little time, especially for wild mushrooms! If you like, you could change things up a bit by adding

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Clementine, Goat Cheese And Walnut Salad

For a printer friendly version of this recipe, click here. This salad is one that I like to make in December and January when clementines are available. If you find some watercress it would be a nice addition to the

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Rosemary “Yorkshire” Puddings

Of course, fabulous to serve alongside a delicious prime rib roast of beef; although I have been known to make them to have with beef stew made with red wine. Rosemary just goes so well with beef! The puddings are

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A Christmas “Lunch”

The “family” is coming to an early Christmas dinner a few days before Christmas.  Just the five of us this year but nonetheless…we want to have a “proper” feast! I’ve been working on the menu and of course, it always

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What’s Been Cooking Lately…

  Well, the push is on!  Phyllis, the elf, has been baking up a storm, menu planning for Christmas and New Years, making lists, inviting guests, accepting invitations, putting up  the decorations and last and perhaps not the most fun, cleaning

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