Category Archives: Cookbooks

You’ll Roux the Day

For the past several weeks I have attempted to make a new chicken and sausage gumbo recipe but something always seemed to preclude my making the dish.  This new recipe came from Cooks Illustrated magazine and touted a new way to make a … Continue reading

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Deconstructed Turkey – Part II

This post was originally published in 2013 but thought it was worth a few more words.  Yesterday I was describing how I made my turkey to one of our guests.  She asked if she could watch as I prepared the … Continue reading

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Salad or Fish?

Because our New Years Eve entrée was going to be Salmon en Croute, I really didn’t want a fish course.  I did need a salad course and decide why not combine the fish course and the salad course. Actually, I … Continue reading

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The Tradition Continues

Looking back I find it hard to believe that I have been doing a multi-course New Years Eve Dinner for over 35 years!  Sometimes it has been for friends, sometimes family and sometimes just George and I.  For the last … Continue reading

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Skating Along

Last week George and I made a trip to our favorite fresh fish place to buy some squid.  I usually buy a pound or more, divide it into 1/4 pound portions and freeze it until I need it for paella … Continue reading

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Ideas Galore

The number of my kitchen “toys” has grown over the last two years.  Christmas of 2013 George gave me a panini grill/griddle and a stove top smoker. Over the past year I have made good use of my panini grill, making … Continue reading

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I See A Light

Yes, I know I have been VERY bad about keeping up my blog.  It seems with work – both the kind that pays and the kind that doesn’t (volunteer) my days have been full.  In the past year I have … Continue reading

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