Monthly Archives: July 2012

A Wonderful Meal (aLONG post, but with Four Recipes)

Stuffed-Date-and-Prune-on-gouda

We enjoyed a fantastic evening yesterday with several friends. Tammy and I decided to throw a “wine and dine party”, with four courses and a different wine paired with each, hopefully paired to enhance the flavors of both the food

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Souffles Wait For No One (and other lessons learned)

Spinach-Asiago-Souffle

I made souffles for the family Friday night. Two different souffles. One was a savory souffle (Spinach-Asiago) for the entree and the other was sweet (Kahlua-Chocolate) for dessert. I have made souffles before and I know that while they are not

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Two Souffles

Spinach-Asiago-Souffle

Spinach-Asiago Kahlua-Chocolate SoufflesEach recipe makes one 1.5 quart souffle dish or 6 small ramekins Here is the basic recipe. The two different flavoring recipes will follow. (This recipe look long and complicated, but it really isn’t. There are simply specific steps

Posted in Cookbook, Dessert, Eggs, Souffle

Bites of Heaven While Camping

Camping-Dinner-Pan-Fried-Tilapia-Tomato-Salad-and-Homemade-Bread

Camping.  It brings to mind food like hot dogs, hamburgers and chicken. Baked beans, cole slaw and potato chips. Soda and beer. Sounds nice. But average. And I don’t do average very well, as you can see by the other meals

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Music and Beer (Not At the Same Time)

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Saturday was a great day! An noon, I watched my son’s band perform their last gig together. It was an outdoor show at a local music store. They play heavy metal and most of the music is original pieces that they

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Zucchini Fries

Zucchini-Fries

Zucchini FriesServes 4 1 medium (6-8 inches long) zucchini1 egg white1/4 cup water1 cup panko bread crumbsYour preferred seasoning (I used Penzey’s Sunny Paris.) 1.  Preheat oven to 3752.  Cut zucchini in half, giving you two halves, each 3-4 inches long. Leave

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Personal Pizzas, Two Ways

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Personal Pizzas, Two Ways We woke up this morning and decided that we wanted leftover pizza for breakfast. Unfortunately, we didn’t have any. But we had some ingredients on hand and I made these. They both start with a 6

Posted in Bleu Cheese, Mushrooms, Onion, Pizza, Spinach, Thin Crust, Tomato

Taco Salad–a Great Summer Meal

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Taco SaladServes 1 This isn’t a recipe post, because I’m not going to tell you how to make a salad. I am posting this as a reminder that meals can be very easy and delicious. Whenever I buy ground beef,

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Are you Satisfied? Or Just Full?

Seriously. I want you to think about this question after your next meal. “Am I satisfied with this meal, or am I full but still want to eat more?” Satiety is more than filling a stomach. If it were that simple

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Simple Tomato Salad

Tomato-Salad

Simple Tomato SaladServes 1 3 slices red tomato3 slices yellow tomato4 kalamata olives, halved1 tablespoon crumbled feta cheese2 teaspoons olive oil 1.  Layer tomatoes on the plate. Arranges olives and cheese. Top with olive oil. (The garnish is thinly sliced

Posted in Cookbook, Feta, Olives, Side DIsh, Tomato

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