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Stuffed Savory ‘shrooms

The way I figure it, stuffed mushrooms need a MacGuffin.  If you remember your Hitchcock, a MacGuffin is a device in a fictional work that drives the plot and hooks viewers. Without a distinctive element, a stuffed ‘shroom is just so … Continue reading

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The wonders of duck fat

Being of German extraction, I think you should always have a bag of potatoes in the house.  Whatever else you may or may not have on hand, with potatoes and oil you can make a meal:  roast potatoes. If you have eggs, you can … Continue reading

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Ham & cheese pancakes for dinner

When Steve and I were in Amsterdam, we had savory pancakes at a place near the Anne Frank House on the Prinsengracht.  Since that time, I’ve made my own version at home.  I even served them in cooking school as … Continue reading

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Zucchini bread

I wanted to be sure to post my zucchini bread recipe during the holidays – so here it is.  This was given to me when I was a teen by Martha Yanavitch, a close friend and neighbor from my Stevensville, … Continue reading

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Ginger’s white no-bake cookies

When I was in high school in Northeastern Pennsylvania, the cafeteria staff had to make use of the large quantities of peanut butter received from government food programs.  They often served a no-bake bar cookie loaded with PB and quick oats … Continue reading

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An easy way to serve buttered corn on the cob

This may fall under the category of obvious, but I have eaten so many ears of corn at cook-outs the past few years where the butter was served on the side in pats, that I thought I’d give out a … Continue reading

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Country pork ribs

While it’s true that we’re trying to cut costs here at the home front right now, I have always made country pork ribs (from the blade end of the loin, by the shoulder) because they’re so good – tender, great flavor, … Continue reading

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Starbucks’ banana walnut bread recipe

My mom came home the other day with a card from Starbucks containing their banana walnut bread recipe.  I thought I’d give it a try since it calls for buttermilk, which is not a common ingredient.  I have to say … Continue reading

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PB&J breakfast

You’ve seen the lowly PB&J elevated in recent time by food people everywhere.  From Peanut Butter & Co., a restaurant in the West Village of Manhattan devoted to the 60’s lunchbox classic, to magazine features adding all kinds of crazy … Continue reading

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Remembering date nut bread

A retro dinner the other night (my Mother made Swiss steak, remember that?) made me want to have something I have not had in a good 20 years:  date nut bread.  I have no idea if this was popular all … Continue reading

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