Monthly Archives: August 2013

The Big Chill(i)

Well, podner, it’s time to talk chili! Not that stuff made with ground meat…no sirree! Cookie here wants good ol’ fashioned hunks of good meat! OK….well, maybe chicken….and if you’re in a hurry, I guess ground meat will just have … Continue reading

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Almond and Vanilla Green Beans

This is a different take on the traditional “Green Beans Almondine”. I’m using a brand new product I found at the Savory Spice Shop in Palm Desert. It’s called Vanilla Paste and while it is not a paste in the … Continue reading

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Frog Pie = Avocado Lime Pie

No, it doesn’t contain frogs – but it is green! And it is sweet! And it is summery! And you don’t have to bake it if you don’t want to (you can make a graham cracker crust or even buy … Continue reading

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Bretzel Rolls

I’m really getting into the pretzel craze – at least for a while. I just told you about using pretzels for the Pretzel Peach pie and here is yet another pretzel idea — one that will do double duty now … Continue reading

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Summer Pasta with Feta Cheese

In summer, despite the heat, we get a yen for pasta that isn’t a cold, pasta salad. Here’s a different take on a summer pasta treat, hot pasta with fresh tomatoes and feta cheese! Because of the natural saltiness of … Continue reading

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Creole-Style Sautéed Corn

Thanks to all of you who made nice comments to me about our First Year’s Birthday / Anniversary and the recipes featured for that celebration. My waistline will take a bit of time to recuperate from them — but it … Continue reading

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Flourless Chocolate Mousse Cake

Well, this is the end of our 1st Birthday Celebration Week and to end it, I am giving you a recipe for a Flourless Chocolate Mousse Cake! Let’s get the “disclaimers” out of the way first! Raw eggs – today … Continue reading

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