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French Apple Tart

Note: No, it is not apple season, but I know you can still find apples, although probably not Golden Delicious (they are oddly very hard to find these days, even before the pandemic) so just use any apple that you like and also that you know will hold its shape. You’ll…

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Check out “Dishing with Julia.”

Julia Child was one of the funniest people I ever spent time with, and now, when you really need some fun in your life, PBS has produced a new series starring the grand lady, called “Dishing with Julia.” They invited chefs around the country to view episodes of “The French Chef”…

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Breakfast of Champions, or Dagwood Omelet? The Husband took items from last night’s meal and turned them into this!

Breakfast of Champions, or Dagwood Omelet? The Husband took items from last night’s meal and turned them into this – the omelet is stuffed with leftover chicken and snow peas, augmented with sharp cheddar, sprinkled with sesame seeds (quite random)  and served with leftover roasted potatoes and a popover (it reheated…

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Black Bean Tortilla Pizza

Vegetarian Tortilla Pizza in 25 minutes with mostly pantry ingredients! I love black beans and the way they play so nicely with other ingredients. In this recipe, those ingredients include garlic, onions, and chipotles. Spread on cumin-and-oregano-scented tortillas, you end up with little Mexican pizzas. When you top them off with your…

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Asian Green Beans and Pork

Here’s a 25 minute recipe which only needs rice to round it out and you may have all the ingredients in house. You can leave out the rice wine if necessary and ground turkey or beef would be a fine substitute for the pork. The original version of this Chinese dish…

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Strawberries Baked Alaska

Well it is going to be spring soon and here is a very simple recipe to cheer us all up. This recipe celebrates one of the first – and sweetest — harbingers of spring: local strawberries. Sure, the supermarket offers strawberries all year ‘round, but the gems that are grown locally…

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Onion Beer Bread

Since we all appear to be baking up a storm (that is when you can find flour), here is a decadent quick bread that involves butter and beer. Start to finish: 60 minutes (20 active) Servings: 12 1 stick butter 2 cups thin sliced onion rings (about 1 medium onion)…

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Det Burgers

Here I am with some buddies outside the Del Rio, the bar where we worked in the mid seventies. Right now, it reminds me of a very peaceful uncomplicated time in my life. The Del Rio was famous for (among many things) – the Det Burger, the perfect recipe for these…

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Cheese Sandwich Soufflé

I found this recipe for Cheese Sandwich Soufflé in a file card box that belonged to my Grandmother, written in her old fashioned lovely script. It is a tasty, yet really simple recipe, that I am sure would work with the whole family. Start to finish: 2 hours (15 minutes active)…

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Happy Easter!!

These are eggs we (me and the kids, and assorted friends), decorated many years ago. Every year I pull them out and they make me happy (especially this year!) Happy Easter!!

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