Monthly Archives: August 2011

Beef Pot Pie

Beef Stew Filling Chop Beef into bite size pieces 1 diced onion 6 celery stocks diced 6 carrots sliced into coins 1 cup diced potatoes (optional) Saute onion, celery and carrots 48 ounces beef stock 1/2 cup brewed coffee 1/4 … Continue reading

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Firehouse Clam Chowder

It was a relaxing day, I waved goodbye to son Jon and his friends as they headed off to Anacapa Island for a bit of diving. James and Denny were going diving also, but on the Rapture accompanying my nephews … Continue reading

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Albondigas (Meatball) Soup

Abby makes excellent meatball soup. My kids crave it when they are not feeling well because she used to make it for them. When I told my boys that I made soup like Abby’s, they rolled their eyes. “Mom, you … Continue reading

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Chorizo and Eggs Breakfast Burrito

My family likes breakfast on the weekends. But when you are too hurried and need to get on the road, you can take it with you! Wrap it up in a burrito and you are a happy camper. Chorizo Eggs … Continue reading

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Strawberry Spinach Salad

I love this salad. I remember going to Kansas City and Dennis ordered this salad. Inspired, I went home and imitated it! Easy to make, family and friend favorite. Dennis loves it without the bacon as well. Who would have … Continue reading

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Roasted Tomato Fennel Soup

I woke up this morning wanting to make soup for my office luncheon meeting. Up at 5:00 AM, roasting vegetables. Husband looking at me oddly, and finely asking, “What are you making?”. As the vegetables roasted I grabbed a cup … Continue reading

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World’s Best Fruit Cobbler

Use ANY fruit, such as peaches, apples, apricots, cherries, plums… 1/2 cup butter 3-4 cups fruit and its juices 1-2 tablespoons crystalline candied ginger, if desired 1 cup sugar 2 teaspoons baking powder pinch of sea salt 1 cup unbleached … Continue reading

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Lil Chief’s Broccoli Slaw, Sausage Eggroll

My nephew, Mikey (nicknamed Lil’ Chief) makes a great eggroll, with just three ingredients Soy Sauce, Broccoli slaw and the WonTon. It is good, and you know me, I added a few steps, just because. The three ingredients were great … Continue reading

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Blondies have more fun!

Just made a bunch of these for the family reunion, except that I made them into ice cream sandwiches! The caterers even liked them! 8 ounces butter (1 stick) 1 cup brown sugar 1 egg 1 cup flour 1/2 tsp … Continue reading

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Dark Chocolate Brownies

Every now and then, come on, you have to have somethin’ rich, sweet, chocolate and it has to be brownies! 1/2 cup melted butter 2 eggs 1 tsp vanilla 3/4 cup sugar 3/4 cup sweet cocoa powder 2/3 cup flour … Continue reading

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