Monthly Archives: October 2010

Chili with Beans

Just got back from vacation. We rented a boat in the Virgin Islands.  I made chili on one of the quiet days.  First 5 days aboard Fuego was peaceful. Then all of a sudden, we ran into a storm, ran … Continue reading

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Split Pea Soup

Split Pea Soup.  You either love it or hate it.  My daughter and husband love it, my oldest son hates peas!   I think it is comfort food at its best.   Jacque, husband’s mom made split pea soup.  It has become a … Continue reading

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Old Country Black Walnut Cookies

1 cup butter 1 tsp vanilla 2 eggs 2 cups firmly packed brown sugar 1 tsp salt 1 tsp baking soda 2  1/2 cups flour 3/4 cup finely chopped Nickerson Farm Black Walnuts Cream butter, vanilla until butter is softened.  Add sugar … Continue reading

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Mango Plum Jam

There is competition in the house! Continue reading

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Apple Cake – Cupcakes with Toasted Almonds

At one of my cooking classes with Chef Tim McGrath at “Let’s get cooking” in Westlake, we made this cake. It was wonderful, and so I made it into cupcakes for my office. Roast Apples 8 Granny Smith apples, peeled, … Continue reading

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14 Carrot Braised Pork Shoulder with Apple Gravy and Pulled BBQ Pork

This may be my new favorite food! Continue reading

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Garlic Confit

Everyone will think you are a slave to the kitchen, NOT!! Continue reading

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Coffee Cake – Coconut Blueberry or Blueberry Raspberry or Walnut Coconut

Everything is better with Coconut! Continue reading

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French Onion Soup. Come over and I’ll make you some!

My husband, yours too will want meat for dinner. You can always add beef or pork cubes to this soup and make them happy! Continue reading

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Vegetable Beef Soup

Came home on Saturday night from a long day trip and in the kitchen within the crockpot my husband Dennis had browned some sirloin cubes and concocted the following broth: 2 C Teriyaki Sauce 1 C brewed coffee 6 C Water … Continue reading

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