Indian-Inspired Sliders

I remember the conversation like it was yesterday. husband: You’ve just got to try these! me: What are they? husband: She calls them Bombay sliders. They’re Indian! me: After a bite… You do realize there’s mayonnaise in them, right? My husband hates mayonnaise. Or, I should say, he thinks he hates mayonnaise. He was raised

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Cranberry Orange Compote

We’re well into the holiday season, and as much as I’m enjoying my pumpkin-infused recipes, as well as everyone else’s, it’s also time to start thinking about cranberries!!! Every fall I make batches of cranberry sauces and chutneys early and freeze them, which doesn’t really make much sense. For one thing, I’m the only one

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Pear Vinaigrette

You may find this fact hard to believe, but I’ve never purchased a bottled salad dressing or vinaigrette! I honestly don’t understand why anyone would. Don’t take this the wrong way if you happen to like them, but to me, they’re a real waste of money. And that’s besides the fact that you are also

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Beef Stock

Do you ever end up with a lot of beef bones? Maybe after de-boning a large roast? If you hate to waste food like I do, try this simple way to make beef stock using bones! It’s so simple, and yet a smart way to take advantage of leftover bones. Preheat your oven to 450

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Cheese Log with Walnuts

It seems like I’ve been entertaining a lot lately. I love having company. But what that means is that I have a lot of extra cheese on hand, because I always purchase good cheeses for entertaining. Inspired by a recipe by Jacques Pepin, I decided to combine all of my leftover cheeses and make a

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Peach Sauce

I actually made this peach sauce in the early part of September, back when ripe peaches were abundant and fragrant. But I don’t think it’s inappropriate to post about this peach sauce in October, because the sauce is quite versatile. It can be kept refrigerated for an indefinite period of time, so it’s very handy

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Squash and Corn Pancakes

I happen to love savory pancakes. By that, I mean for just the blog I’ve made zucchini pancakes, wild rice and pecan pancakes, butternut bacon pancakes, and more… This recipe would classify under vegetable pancakes, made from seasonal vegetables. Most of us who have a garden have an overabundance of one of two vegetables at

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Cajeta Crêpes

I’ve only had cajeta crêpes at one restaurant, and that restaurant is Javier’s, in Dallas, Texas. They’re so good we keep ordering them when we’re lucky enough to go there, even when we’ve overeaten after appetizers and dinner. And we’re not even dessert people! They’re very simply prepared and served – crêpes folded in quarters,

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Bread and Butter Pudding

When we were in Ireland last May, specifically in Dingle on the west coast, we were fortunate to stay at a lovely bed and breakfast right on the water called the Castlewood House. The multi-award winning B & B is run by Brian Heaton and Helen Woods Heaton, who opened Castlewood House in 2005. Helen

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