Monthly Archives: May 2008

Roasted peppers

I promised to provide a good recipe for roasted peppers, so here you go.  I use the pack of 2 red, 2 yellow and 2 orange from Costco, since they provide a pretty result with different flavors.  Jack up your … Continue reading

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Chicken al mattone, or “under a brick”

The most delicious chicken dish in the universe is chicken al mattone, or chicken under a brick.  If you cook lots of chicken then I would purchase a mattone, which is a two-piece affair:  a shallow terracotta dish – kind … Continue reading

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Rainbow trout

The troops have been hankering for rainbow trout, so we had them today.  I picked up four fish (cleaned) at Costco and served them whole.  This is an easy dish to make and delicious but it can be a mess … Continue reading

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Free chicken sammies at McDonald’s today

Free Southern Style Chicken sandwiches at McDonald’s until 7:00 p.m., today only.  The catch is that you have to buy a medium or large beverage – but not the sweet tea, since it’s being promoed at a dollar.  Funny how … Continue reading

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Tie-dye glaze for cakes

Steven’s birthday and Mother’s Day today, resulting in efficiency or someone being “screwed,” and I would say that this is Steven, since he has to share his special day with a lesser event.  He requested some sort of pound cake … Continue reading

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R.I.P., sourdough starter

I forgot to mention that my sourdough starter died.  Sourdough starter is a good thing to have on hand if you like to make homemade breads.  My starter was cultivated using only wild yeast, meaning I did not add any … Continue reading

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I like to have cornmeal around

Try to keep corn meal on hand.  If you have corn meal and a few other staples you’ll be able to make corn bread, which means you can fix up a quick meal.  For example, corn bread with an over-easy … Continue reading

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Genova Deli in Oakland

Decent Italian deli in Oakland.  Why did we not know?  I’ll bet when we were told we dismissed the information because of how often we have been misled by people who have lame data points when it comes to certain … Continue reading

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