Penne Pasta with Asparagus Recipe

August 2, 2006 0 Comments
Penne Pasta with Asparagus Recipe

Asparagus with Pasta Every once in a while my wife asks me to make something she has a desire for and Sunday night it was penne pasta with asparagus which we just happen to have in the refrigerator. The asparagus was the young, thin stalks that are so tender and delicious. So I did a […]

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Lamb Burgers – Who Knew?

July 31, 2006 7 Comments
Lamb Burgers – Who Knew?

Friday Night Lamb Burgers with Barbecue Bob & Bert We have been taking turns dining with Roberta, Robert and their family on Friday nights and last night was no exception. It’s hot here in the Philadelphia region so Bob & Bert decided on Lamb Burgers served with grilled eggplant and a yogurt mint sauce, corn […]

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Summer Succotash Recipe

July 28, 2006 5 Comments
Summer Succotash Recipe

Succotash – Don’t You Just Love The Sound of It? Succotash (SUHK-uh-tash) comes from the Indian word sohquttahhash or broken corn kernels. It is a popular US favorite especially in the southern states and consists of lima beans, corn and sometimes red peppers that have been cooked. I found a recipe for succotash in some […]

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Roasted Red and Yellow Pepper Puree

July 23, 2006 5 Comments
Roasted Red and Yellow Pepper Puree

Roasted Red and Yellow Pepper Puree This recipe came from Chef Alan Bickel who I have interviewed in my Novice to Pro section and who wrote the wonderful article about life in a professional kitchen called The ‘Rest’ of the Kitchen. Don’t be alarmed by the number of ingredients for this recipe. You are basically […]

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Curry Chicken in a Clay Pot

July 16, 2006 7 Comments
Curry Chicken in a Clay Pot

Old School Cooking If you have never tried cooking in a clay pot before, you may want to think about giving it a try. There are a lot of advantages including juicier meats and poultry, low fat cooking, and my favorite, one-pot-meals that make clean up easy. I initially learned about them when I received […]

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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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