Category Archives: Entree

Last Minute Switch

Yesterday was one of those days when I did a last minute switch on my dinner menu.  I had planned on Spaghetti with red sauce and meatballs.  But I had a CAT scan yesterday and that iodine contrast took everything … Continue reading

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Cool Dish for a Hot Day

It was hot here yesterday.  Not too bad in an adobe home but still, you want a cool dish on a hot day.  That’s why I elected to try out a new recipe that I found in the 25th Anniversary … Continue reading

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The First Cardinal Rule

By know I should know the First Cardinal Rule of cooking – read the recipe all the way through.  And the second cardinal rule of cooking is read the recipe again! Our ad-hoc change in dinner plans for tonight was … Continue reading

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Bouillabaisse Tonight!

Tonight I am making Bouillabaisse for dinner.  Last week requested Cioppino for his birthday dinner and it got me thinking about how much I’ve missed Bouillabaisse.  I started making Cioppino after my first trip to San Francisco and Bouillabaisse has … Continue reading

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Different = Excitement

I don’t know about you, but it seems like one day is the same as the next when your staying home except for occasional trips to the grocery store. So anything you do differently can generate excitement! Even before the … Continue reading

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Yay for Yeast! And Those Last Tortilla Chips!

I have been desperately searching for yeast at every store I have visited for the last three weeks. Normally it wouldn’t be a big deal but I discovered that I had used up the last of it making Chicago style … Continue reading

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A New Twist on Schnitzel

I admit I am a news junkie.  That is why I read the online versions of both the New York Times and the Washington Post as well as our local publications. A few weeks ago the Washington Post had a … Continue reading

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Chicken and Tuna? You Bet!

Last Sunday it was our turn to host the gourmet group gathering.  It is the dog days of summer here in New Mexico and while the house is cool, the outside temperature begs for cold dishes.  And, truth be told, … Continue reading

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Cool as a Cucumber

Is it a midwest thing or did a lot of you grow up hearing the phrase “cool as a cucumber?”  It was certainly a part of the lingo I heard as a child.  Unfortunately, it can be hard to be … Continue reading

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You Can Always Be Surprised!

I am a big fan of Christopher Kimball. It began with my first issue of Cooks Illustrated and continued when he left to start up Milk Street. I have to admit the first few editions of Milk Street left me less … Continue reading

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