Monthly Archives: October 2012

Halloween Vampire’s Blood Punch

You can make this  non-alcoholic for the younger vampires in your cave, and add some of the booze of your choice for the more ‘mature’ ones! My suggestion? 2 punch bowls, one with and one without — so make several … Continue reading

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Chocolate Almond Toffee

Why pay for store-bought when you can have fun making your own? Make this un-sinfully yummy confection that will remind you of a famous candy bar sometimes found crushed into ice cream or atop a frosted cake! Just be sure … Continue reading

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What was YOUR favorite Halloween Treat?

Think back to your days as a Trick-or-Treater….what was the first thing you wanted to eat – or did eat – from the bag of goodies your received on Halloween? And, when you got a little “too cool” to go out … Continue reading

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Sloppy Joes and Janes

One of my favorite slap-together meals as a kid was Sloppy Joes. A little sweet, a little tangy, and as messy as possible! Served with chips or fries and pickles, it was like a bit of heaven on earth! They … Continue reading

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Boulder Lamb with Garlic Smoke

A friend of mine who lived in Boulder Creek gave me this recipe years ago and while it sounds strange, it is strangely wonderful! Just remember that the bourbon is to be sprinkled over the lamb, not the Grillmaster! I’ve used … Continue reading

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Bananas Foster

No trip to New Orleans is really complete without a visit to Brennan’s or the Commander’s Palace for “olde tyme” New Orleans food. Originally created at Brennans, Bananas Foster is a favorite wherever you find it on the menu. Try … Continue reading

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Shrimp in the Rice Paddy?

No matter what kind of Chinese food you prefer – eating in or take out – fried rice is a mainstay of the menu. Shrimp Fried Rice is extra good in that it can be either a side to whatever … Continue reading

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