Recipes

Crock Pot Lamb Stew Recipe

February 22, 2014 4 Comments
Crock Pot Lamb Stew Recipe

How to Make the Best Crock-Pot Lamb Stew with Vegetables This recipe was adapted from our 1975 edition of the Rival Crock Pot Cooking cookbook. Not sure if it came from my wife’s mom or my mom or we found it at a book fair but it’s filled with more than “300 recipes especially for […]

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Twice Baked Potato Recipe

February 20, 2014 2 Comments
Twice Baked Potato Recipe

The Best Twice Baked Potatoes Ever I think my wife makes the best twice-baked-potatoes I’ve ever tasted. She keeps them simple but rich with butter, cream and her special ingredient, sour cream. If you can stick with just 1/2 a potato, the calories aren’t too bad but that’s almost impossible. If we’re having a big […]

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Homemade Oatmeal Scones Recipe

February 17, 2014 0 Comments
Homemade Oatmeal Scones Recipe

A First Attempt At Making Homemade Scones Our friend Betsy is a dance movement therapist and is working with my daughter Maddie and me to stretch our muscles and strengthen our cores. For Maddie, it is to help her with cerebral palsy, for me it is to help me deal with the years. Betsy’s husband […]

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Braised Sage Pork Chops Recipe

January 31, 2014 0 Comments
Braised Sage Pork Chops Recipe

Simple Sage Pork Chops My youngest daughter Maddie requested pork chops for dinner. My wife and I thought that a strange request only because we couldn’t remember her ever asking for them before. So here’s a simple recipe for braised sage pork chops that are easy to prepare and have tons of flavor. Reluctant Gourmet […]

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The Priests Omelette Recipe

January 29, 2014 3 Comments
The Priests Omelette Recipe

  Not sure why Chef Eric Arrouze calls this a “Priest’s Omelette” but it sure looks delicious and any recipe that calls for crème fraîche can’t be that bad. Chef Arrouze is from France where they spell omelet, omelette which is fine with me. Here’s what he says about this tasty looking recipe, A decadent […]

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Roasted Butternut Squash with Israeli Couscous Recipe

January 26, 2014 0 Comments
Roasted Butternut Squash with Israeli Couscous Recipe

  For Fans of Roasted Butternut Squash If you are a fan of butternut squash but are tired of only enjoying it in soups and ravioli, take heart. Try this dish that pairs the warm, nutty sweetness of butternut squash with toasted Israeli couscous and sweet-tart dried cranberries. Israeli Couscous Regular Couscous is made from […]

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Peruvian Potato Leek Soup Recipe

January 20, 2014 0 Comments
Peruvian Potato Leek Soup Recipe

Delicious Purple Potato Leek Soup For Real This potato leek soup is not really Peruvian, I just used purple potatoes someone had dug out of their garden and had on hand. However, if you do use a purple potato, you may be surprised by the color of the soup. It’s different. If you don’t have […]

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How to Soft Boil Eggs

January 17, 2014 8 Comments
How to Soft Boil Eggs

  How to Prepare Soft Boiled Eggs Crack! The shell breaks and the top comes off. Gooey, the yolk drips down the side. This is a soft-boiled egg. I’m not sure if soft boiled eggs are as popular now as when I was a kid growing up in the 60’s but I sure have great […]

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Georges Shrimp Boil Recipe

January 13, 2014 6 Comments
Georges Shrimp Boil Recipe

A Simple Shrimp Boil With Lots of Flavor My wife hosted a dinner party this weekend for work colleagues and their spouses. One of the spouses was my friend George, an avid fisherman, clammer, crabber and a pretty darn good cook. He brought to the party his special shrimp dish that I will now affectionately […]

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Chicken Posole Recipe

January 9, 2014 2 Comments
Chicken Posole Recipe

A Traditional Mexican Soup But Made With Chicken Posole is a Mexican dish that’s traditionally prepared with a less expensive cut of pork like the shoulder but can also be made with chicken or turkey. It is basically made the same way except you substitute chicken or pork. I prefer using thigh meat because I […]

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