Sweet and Spicy Sauce

It all started when I ordered some barbecue and simmering sauces from Williams-Sonoma, in anticipation of surgeries on both hands this year. Typically I make everything from scratch, but I was unable to do much in the kitchen for about 4 months total. One of the sauces I purchased was Roy Choi’s Sweet and Spicy

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Watermelon Jicama Salad

I’ve finally fessed up to subscribing to People Magazine. I feel like it keeps me up-to-date on the who’s who and what’s happening. It’s probably not working because I’ve never been accused by my kids of being hip. But occasionally, there are recipes in the back pages of People, and some times I make them,

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Pisco Sour

Last year, my husband and I took a major trip through Central and South American countries. It had been our dream to visit Machu Piccu In Peru and we finally did. After getting to Cusco right in time for lunch, I was handed my first Pisco sour. After one sip, I handed it off to

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Campechana

I had a favorite menu item at our local country club’s restaurant that sadly disappeared when the chef moved on. It was campechana – a combination of shrimp and avocados in a zesty tomato sauce, served chilled with tortilla chips. Never did I realize it was an actual “thing” until I googled it. Turns out,

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Paloma Margarita

Yes, one more margarita recipe! This is a recipe I had hand written on a recipe card many years ago, but then recently discovered it online when I was researching the source of the name “Paloma.” The same margarita is on the Food Network Website. It’s a different kind of margarita recipe in that it

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Marinades

Marinades are a wonderful way to flavor meat. They can be simple or involved, depending on your desires, but they’re also a great way to use up ingredients. Have some leftover parsley? Make a marinade. Tomatoes? Make a marinade. An orange? You get the idea. Generally, a marinade is composed of three parts: the oil,

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Pink Prosecco Margarita

My friend Dan loves a good cocktail. So when he made a point to text me this recipe, I knew it would be good. He found it online originally, and made a few adaptations, but because I don’t know the origin, I’ll just call it Dan’s recipe. It’s basically the ingredients for a real margarita,

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One More Margarita

I happen to like the taste of tequila, which is odd because I dislike strong cocktails. But margaritas, made with tequila, for anyone who may not know, can be really tasty. The ones I like are also refreshing. On this blog I’ve posted on my friends’ real margarita, and also my own watermelon margarita. None

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Bacon Fried Rice

My husband doesn’t like anything “fishy,” which includes, sadly, fried rice. He’d love it without the little shrimp, which to me, is what makes it so delicious and unique. I was recently reading through a People Magazine, for a friend, and in the back was a recipe for bacon fried rice by none other than

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A Real Margarita

Rarely do I order a margarita at a restaurant. Unless it’s a Mexican restaurant with top-shelf margaritas shaken to order by a bartender, they tend to be heavy on the sweet-and-sour-mix. What that means is the following: 1. You don’t taste the tequila. 2. Your mouth puckers from the sweet-sour. 3. You invariably get a

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