Category Archives: Cookbooks

It’s All About Adapting!

Last week I decided to go through my cookbooks to determine what to have for dinner this past week.  I was frankly tired of the usual winter options and wanted to bring a couple of new dishes to the table, … Continue reading

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A Trip Down Memory Lane

The holiday season is in full swing,  And with less than a week to go until Christmas I feel pretty well prepared.  We will have guests this week and my mom will be arriving on Friday so the final push … Continue reading

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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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