Sweet Potato Vichyssoise Recipe

July 9, 2006 7 Comments
Sweet Potato Vichyssoise Recipe

Filling and Refreshing Cold Sweet Potato Vichyssoise I love soup so I am looking for some interesting cold soups that I can serve on these hot summer days that are both filling and refreshing. I found a great recipe in one of my favorite cookbooks, Williams-Sonoma’s New Orleans. What I like about this cookbook besides […]

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Barbecue Baby Back Ribs Recipe

July 5, 2006 11 Comments
Barbecue Baby Back Ribs Recipe

Berts Barbecue Baby Back Ribs Did you ever notice how many different ways there are to cook barbecue ribs? After doing a little research in my cookbook library, I was amazed at the number of techniques, marinades, mops, sops, bastes, brines you can use to prepare the perfect rib. Once again it shows me, there […]

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Tomato, Mozzarella and Basil Recipe

June 30, 2006 11 Comments
Tomato, Mozzarella and Basil Recipe

Also Called Caprese Salad Even though the great summer tomatoes aren’t available yet here in Philadelphia, there is still a lot of good produce around. This time of year we live on fresh tomatoes, mozzarella and basil from our garden or the farmer’s market. The mozzarella we buy at Costco. I like the large egg […]

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Dumplings In A Row

June 27, 2006 4 Comments
Dumplings In A Row

How to Make Chinese Dumplings at Home I recently wrote about a couple of cookbooks I borrowed from our local library. One of them was Susanna Foo’s Chinese Cuisine and last night we thought it would be a fun family project to try her Pork Dumplings with Soy-Ginger Sauce. And it turned out to be […]

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Finding Your Favorite Cookbooks in the Library

June 21, 2006 1 Comment
Finding Your Favorite Cookbooks in the Library

Libraries Are Filled With Many of Your Favorite Cookbooks Summer is here and my girls are out of school on vacation. My 8 year old came home with a reading list for her summer reading so we took a visit to the local library to pick up a book. I love libraries and I have […]

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Roquefort Dressing Recipe

June 20, 2006 9 Comments
Roquefort Dressing Recipe

A Classic Stinky Cheese Salad Dressing Suzy F. emailed and asked if I had a good recipe for Roquefort dressing. The recipe below is a classic and easy to prepare at home. It calls for using Roquefort cheese, hence the name, but I recommend you substitute any blue cheese available like Danish Blue or one […]

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Tuna Salad

June 18, 2006 0 Comments
Tuna Salad

For lunch, my wife put together this simple but delicious tuna salad served with fresh tomatoes. There must be hundreds of ways to make tuna salad depending on what you have on hand. I love these types of recipes that you create by making it up as you go along. Trouble is sometimes they are […]

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Arugula and Olive Salad

June 17, 2006 1 Comment
Arugula and Olive Salad

A couple of weeks ago I wrote about arugula in Walnut Vinaigrette Over Wilted Arugula, a tasty salad that requires sautéing. Now I would like to tell you about a great salad recipe adapted from one of my favorite cookbooks, Jacques Pepin’s Table called Arugula and Olive Salad that is served with a simple lemon […]

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Sweet Corn Relish

June 15, 2006 3 Comments
Sweet Corn Relish

Here’s a simple Corn Relish Recipe you can prepare and serve with chips or as an accompaniment to grilled fish, hamburgers, sausages. It also works great as a condiment in tacos and burritos. PrintSweet Corn Relish Prep Time: 10 minutesCook Time: 2 minutesTotal Time: 15 minutes Yield: 3 cups Ingredients3 ears of fresh sweet corn […]

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Grilled Marinated Previously Frozen Tuna

June 10, 2006 10 Comments
Grilled Marinated Previously Frozen Tuna

Second Life for Tuna Ok, I’m 3 for 3 when it comes to recipes from the new cookbook, Marinades, Rubs, Brines, Cures & Glazes. I hope Jim doesn’t mind me posting another of his recipes but this one I used on some tuna turned out great. I highly recommend you check out his cookbook but […]

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