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Taste buds prickle; wanderlust triggered. An Argentine barbecue (asado) enticed me to Patagonia. A friend gave me a vial of ground sumac berries--4 months later I was waking at dawn to the "Call To Prayer" in Turkey. Porcini to Tuscany, and so on. Read more about my chronicles of trips and favorite associated recipes. Browse my travel recipes...
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Pot roast — a name born of sturdy frugality, a Midwesterner’s no-nonsense response to winter’s brutal chill. Pot roast, a comforting name, to be sure; yet, quote Juliet to Romeo, “…by any other name, would smell as sweet?” I could travel to France and bestow this pot roast, rightfully, a sophisticated, cosmopolitan name — Beef Bourguignon. … Full recipe post
I’ve got it — my next get-rich-quick scheme! I’ll make bazilions off my new and improved patented Hot Pot soups; soups guaranteed to melt the pounds off one’s body — soups that puts those cabbage diet soup remedies to shame. Kimchi is pickled napa cabbage, and it’s a workhorse in this recipe, lending a wonderful sour, … Full recipe post
My husband balks when he observes me cooking with butter, cream and half-and-half. Yet when I told him I was making a broccoli soup, he requested that it be thick and creamy. What is it we find so comforting about hot, creamy soups at this time of the year? I could have thickened the brew … Full recipe post
No way am I getting in my car today; I know we weren’t hit as hard as predicted but there’s still a lot of snow to shovel, and I’d rather cook. it’s a pantry staple kind of a day-all ingredients used will be from the freezer and pantry. I’ve frozen mahi-mahi fillets, and staples such … Full recipe post
Not a white chili, not a red chili — it’s more of an orange chili, and it’s the fastest chili I’ve ever made. I had an hour, in between the gym and a kid’s hockey game, and needed to feed the gang before we left. I purchased an unfamiliar Better Than Bouillon Chili base. Sure, stock bases … Full recipe post
Mark your calendars; Chinese New Year,The Year of the Rabbit, officially begins next week, Feb. 3. According to the website Chinese Zodiac/Rabbit, people born in the Year of the Rabbit (1915, 1927, 1939, 1951,1963, 1975, 1987, 1999, 2011)are articulate, talented and ambitious. Rabbit people are also virtuous, reserved and have excellent taste. I have several … Full recipe post
It’s wise not to underestimate meatloaf. Sure, you’ll find meatloaf in the frozen- food section of every supermarket in America. It’s often packaged as a complete meal, accompanied by tater tots, green beans and apple brown betty — all conveniently segregated in compartments appealing to those who don’t like their foods to touch. In natural … Full recipe post
For anyone who likes good food, hates waste and has little time to cook, something similar to this dish is more than likely in your repertoire. It basically doesn’t require a recipe; boil pasta in a pot, cook leftover proteins and vegetables in a skillet, toss together and serve. The recipe below was pretty darn … Full recipe post
Looking for ideas for the upcoming holidays? Consider clicking the holiday cookbook : “Thankful for Food” Holiday Collection 50+ Festive dinnerFeed Recipe Suggestions German legend brings magic to the Christmas Eve landscape. On this holiday, according to various websites, rivers turn to wine, animals speak to each other and the mountains open to reveal precious gems. Even in … Full recipe post
Today I’m riffling for recipes as far away from Thanksgiving as I can get. “Just say no” to poultry; “Just say no” to root vegetables or anything seasoning with sage. I want to be craving these flavors come Turkey Day, not bored with them. I’m also looking for low caloric recipes, so I can “bank” my calories … Full recipe post
You don’t have to tell the kids the brownies you just pulled out of the oven are made with black beans, do you? My husband Richard’s cousin, Jody, shared this recipe with me. She avoids gluten as do her parents and this is one of their favorite gluten-free treats. Gluten, fortunately, is not an issue … Full recipe post
Happy Thanksgiving! Before I express all the reasons I’m thankful, I’ve got a slogan of the day for Thanksgiving cooks across the land. Repeat after me: “This spatula is not a magic wand!” As you’re reading this, I’m likely waving the spatula around my head, shouting these words, and spinning around the kitchen like a … Full recipe post
I’ll start with the disclaimers: The following recipe is subject to family discretion. It contains ingredient materials (such as butter, cream and bacon) which may be offensive to some viewers. It also contains canned cream corn along with the fresh, which I once tried omitting. The result lacked the familiar creamy texture that my family … Full recipe post
A “Norman Rockwell Thanksgiving” suggests a variety of images to Americans. For some, it’s a reassuring message of anticipating a better future in difficult times. For others, Rockwell’s famous painting of a family Thanksgiving tableau is pure paradoxical kitsch. Taking a closer look at the 1943 “Freedom from Want” painting, we observe Grandpa hovering above … Full recipe post
Looking for ideas for the upcoming holidays? Consider clicking the holiday cookbook : “Thankful for Food” Holiday Collection 50+ Festive dinnerFeed Recipe Suggestions I’ve friends coming to dinner, and one poor soul can’t tolerate onions, even cooked. And nope. You can’t sneak ’em into the recipe or use leeks instead. I’ve tried and really felt bad when … Full recipe post