Monthly Archives: April 2011

Anniversary Wishes

Today I am leaving my food obsession behind to wish my parents a very happy anniversary.  They were married 62 years ago yesterday, April 29th.  And while my parent’s wedding didn’t include all the pomp and circumstance that accompanies royalty; … Continue reading

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A Top Ten Comfort Food

Everyone has their favorite comfort food.  We have several, chili, beef stew, meat loaf to name a few.  But one of our favorite comfort foods is Macaroni and Cheese.  Growing up Catholic I ate a lot of mac and cheese.  My … Continue reading

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Koulibiaca or is it Coulibiaca

Koulibiaca, according to Larousse Gastronomique, is a Russian pie of fish, vegetables, rice and hard-boiled eggs.  Last week I read a recipe for Coulibiaca (same thing but now French) and thought it would be interesting to try.  Then I proceeded to lose the … Continue reading

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You Can’t Beat a Brat

I’m not talking snotty kids here – I ‘m talking about the great German sausage  – Bratwurst.  One of life’s great pleasures is a truly good bratwurst.  The kind that is made from an old family recipe.  When we lived in Wisconsin and … Continue reading

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Easter Lamb Cake

   Every Easter we have a Lamb cake.  This tradition started when I was a child and with the exception of one or two years has continued to this day.  My grandmother made the cake when I was a child.  … Continue reading

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Chicken Pot Pie

I had some leftover chicken from a meal earlier this week and decided it was time for Pot Pies.  Homemade Pot Pies are not a 30 minutes from dinner decision – at least not the way I make them.  First you have to remove the … Continue reading

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And The Winner Is…..Cioppino

In my blog last Friday I mentioned that the last Friday in Lent was almost upon us and I had so many dishes I still wanted to prepare/sample.  After careful consideration George and I decided that Cioppino was the dish to … Continue reading

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