Monthly Archives: January 2014

Five Spice Beef Stir-Fry

One of the easiest things to prepare in the kitchen is a stir-fry! Today, it is even possible to buy packaged ‘stir fry vegetables’, taking away the chore of cutting everything up in evenly sized pieces so they cook through … Continue reading

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Chess Pie

If you’ve never had Chess Pie, you’ve missed a real Southern treat! As usual in Southern desserts, this pie is sweet – some say sweeter than pecan pie and has some similarity in that it is somewhat gelatinous in texture … Continue reading

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Mini Tostadas

Well, Football season is almost over for another year. The Pro Bowl is this weekend and then, The Super Bowl. I really don’t like the fact that they moved the Pro Bowl in the middle of the hiatus between the … Continue reading

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Bangers and Mash with Onion Gravy

The English are not world famous for their ‘haute cuisine’ – and I say this with all due respect. Honestly, no one can top their original Fish & Chips, Sausage Rolls, Meat Pasties (that’s pronounced “Pah-sties, guys….not to be confused … Continue reading

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Poblano Corn Chowder with Shrimp

As many of your will remember, I’m not a fan of watery soups. The “Jewish penicillin” (homemade chicken soup) is something I just don’t want to eat but do about once a year, on Passover, because … well …. it’s … Continue reading

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Cheese Wafers with Herbs

Party planning at the last minute is easy – cheese and crackers, a veggie tray, some chips and dips….and you’re done. BORRRRINNNNGGGG! Let’s take the traditional “cheese and crackers” and combine them into a SINGLE item to be served with … Continue reading

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The Queen of the South Cake – Red Velvet

Almost everyone LOVES the Red Velvet Cake. It now makes its appearance not only on a beautiful cake stand, richly red and chocolate-y, but in muffins, cupcakes, ice cream and I’ve even seen it on a waffle menu! But for … Continue reading

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