Monthly Archives: March 2011

Sugar Cookies

Sugar Cookies 1 cup unsalted butter, softened 1 ½ cups granulated sugar 1 egg 1 ½ tsp clear vanilla extract ½ tsp no color almond extract 2 ¾ cups all purpose flour 2 tsp baking powder 1 tsp salt Preheat … Continue reading

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Butternut Squash Ravioli with Brown Butter Sage

Recipe (Modified from a recipe in Gourmet, 1997) Filling: 2 c. roasted butternut squash 1 medium onion, chopped (about 1 1/2 cups) 1 T. fresh chopped 1 tablespoon unsalted butter 1 garlic clove, minced 3 ounces aged goat cheese, grated … Continue reading

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Irish Soda Bread

Ingredients This recipe is from Ina Garten. 4 cups all-purpose flour, plus extra for currants (You can substitute up to 1 cup of whole wheat flour for 1 cup of white.) 4 tablespoons sugar 1 teaspoon baking soda 1 1/2 … Continue reading

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Mustard Tarragon Butter Sauce with Grilled Chicken or Fish

Mustard Tarragon Butter Sauce for a lower calorie version read further on. Serve with Grilled Chicken or Broiled Fish or Asparagus over mixed gourmet greens. Good for you! 8 oz butter or 1/2 olive oil and 1/2 butter 3 T … Continue reading

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St. Patty’s Day Baked Corned Beef

I’m making this for an office luncheon, so I will bake the corned beef, wrap in foil and place in an ice chest, less the ice, to keep warm. I will slice right before serving. Also on the menu, sauteed … Continue reading

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Caprese Salad – Tomato, Fresh Mozzarella, Basil and variations

BASIL VINAIGRETTE 1 small handful of fresh basil 1 tablespoon olive oil 2 tablespoons balsalmic vinegar Kosher salt SALAD 4 ounces fresh mozzarella, cubed into small bites or sliced 1 pound ripe summer tomatoes, sliced or chopped Kosher salt and … Continue reading

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Awesome Crab Cakes

A friend from Maryland invited us to a crab boil.  We spread newspapers out on the table and crack open the crabs with our Old Bay seasoned hands, savoring the tender white morsels from the crab. I have never had so much fun eating … Continue reading

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Spring Green Salad with Shrimp and Avocado

Spring Mix Greens Cucumber peeled and sliced Lime Ceviche Shrimp from Costco – this is so good! Avocado Olive oil White Balsalmic Vinegar Arrange on your plate, drizzle lightly with olive oil and balsalmic. Grab your fork! Salt and Pepper … Continue reading

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Pork Rib Roast Herbs de Provence with Mashed Potatoes and Mango Sauce

Bring the Rib Roast to room temperature. Preheat oven 400 degrees Wash and pat dry with paper towels. Place on roasting rack. Rub with olive oil, salt, pepper and herbs de provence Place in oven uncovered in 400 degree oven … Continue reading

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Sugar Cinnamon Black Walnut Muffin Donuts

I was watching food network the other night and this was one of the “most favorite things to eat”. This recipe is by Kathleen Stewart of the Downtown Bakery & Creamery in Healdsburg, CA. The recipe appeared in Fine Cooking … Continue reading

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