February 16, 2010

Roman Salad


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February 11, 2010

Pollo Tuxedo

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February 9, 2010

Meatball Sub


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February 3, 2010

Crème Brûlée


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January 27, 2010

Truffled Eggs


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January 19, 2010

Shrimp & Persimmons Over Yellow Rice

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December 22, 2009

Tuiles

 

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December 22, 2009

Nutmeg Cookies

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December 21, 2009

Orange Cookies

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December 21, 2009

Dr. Pepper Cookies

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December 20, 2009

Budino di pane

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December 20, 2009

Popcorn

Some select people (Matt and Ray) will realize the humour behind this recipe because they experienced the tragic and horrifying event with me.  For the rest of you, I shall humble myself enough to share the story with you. Continue reading

December 20, 2009

Bon Bons

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November 25, 2009

Cranberry Scones

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November 22, 2009

Copper Penny Carrots

This is my Aunt Fanny’s recipe and my family loves this.  It is a simple way to dress up carrots. Continue reading

November 22, 2009

Grandma’s Tomato Soup

My grandmother made the best tomato soup imaginable, I still can’t duplicate it and I use her recipe.  I still think she had some secret magical ingredient that she didn’t tell anyone about.  A quick pointer on this is to say though that you should not add the milk to the tomatoes but rather tomatoes to the milk, and gradually, or you will risk curdling your milk. Continue reading

November 22, 2009

Angel Food Cake

My first try at making angel food cake was a box mix I found in my aunt’s cupboard and I read the instructions only enough to know what the ingredients were.  I mean that’s all you really need to know for boxed mixes right?  Wrong.  I filled one pan to the brim with my cake mix and set the oven to go.  Within thirty minutes, the house smelled of smoke and the cake looked like a large lava rock.  Now, my aunt and uncle had a dog that ate anything – he ate potato peels!  So I figured I would feed the dog my mistake and no one would be the wiser.  The dog ran off with my masterpiece and I breathed a sigh of relief.  When my uncle got home, he asked why there was charcoal all over the lawn. Continue reading

November 16, 2009

Zeppoli

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November 12, 2009

Chicken and Rice Casserole

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November 12, 2009

Tater Tot Casserole

This dish is kind of like a Shepard’s pie on easy mode.  This is my aunt’s recipe, though go to any pot luck or funeral back home and you’re going to find one there.  I have a good friend who makes it with cheese, which I tried and disliked.  I have a cousin whose wife makes this by adding in tomato paste with the meat, which isn’t too bad.  I prefer it simple and if you have to throw together a dinner on the fly or are making a meal in advance to bake later – this is by far the easiest you’ll find. Continue reading