Month: October 2012

Dublin Lawyer (my version)

Dublin LawyerServes 4 2 tablespoons butter2 cans crab (or 8 ounces crab meat)12 ounces cooked shrimp1/4 cup whiskey1 cup minced shallot (about 4 large)1/4 cup half and half1/4 plain Greek yogurtSalt, pepper, and cayenne to taste Melt the butter in

Posted in Beer, Carrots, Crab, Creamy, Dill, Irish, Shallot, Shrimp, Side DIsh

Broiled Egg-Stuffed Avocado

I am always fascinated about the foods people prefer which is why I ask my final three questions of my interview guests on my podcast, Make Your Someday Today. Everyone has such interested preferences. If I interviewed all of the

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How Do They Do It? How Do We Do It?

I was listening to a book written and read by Charles Kuralt, Charles Kuralt’s America. (He has such a wonderful speaking voice.) And one of his essays was talking about the daffodil variety that was named for him. But before

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If You Have a Pet …

Just a quick note here. Last night, Ozzy was not acting normally. (And if you have a pet, or your child is a toddler, you know how it is when they are “not right.”) It was almost midnight. Our options

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Easy Guacamole

Easy GuacamoleMakes about 2 cups 2 ripe avocadosThe juice of 1 lime1 clove garlic, mashed and minced1 tablespoon fresh minced onion (or 1 teaspoon dried minced onion)Cumin and black pepper to taste Avocados are ripe when the stem end is soft

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Cream of Wild Mushroom Soup

Cream of Wild Mushroom SoupServe 4 2 ounces (dry) mushroom blend. I used a blend of porcini, shiitake, oyster and black mushrooms.8 ounces fresh white button mushrooms, sliced1/2 Vidalia onions, diced2 teaspoons olive oil, divided3 cloves garlic, crushed and minced1/2

Posted in Low Sodium, Mushrooms, Soup, Wine

Chocolate-Pumpkin Torte

Chocolate-Pumpkin TorteServes 8 This makes a dense brownie-like cake, very moist and richly chocolate. I topped this picture with melted Nutella, but I also have topped it with melted peanut butter, caramel sauce, or bittersweet chocolate. A raspberry or strawberry

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Panko Breaded Chicken with Bourbon-Pecan Butter Sauce

Panko Breaded Chicken with Bourbon-Pecan Butter Sauce, served on Garlicky Sauteed Spinach Serves 4 20 ounces chicken (I used boneless skinless chicken breasts)1 egg white1 tablespoon water1/2 cup panko bread crumbsSeasoning of your choice (I used Penzy’s Sunny Spain.) Cut breasts into

Posted in Bourbon, Chicken, Cookbook, Garlic, Pecan, Spinach

Beef Stew and Cheddar-Chive Biscuits

Beef Stew Serves 2 (1.5 cup portions) 2 pounds beef, cubed into 1/2 inch cubes2 teaspoons olive oil1 large onion, diced2-4 cloves garlic, mashed and minced4 tablespoons flour6 tablespoon water16 ounce beer (your preferred type, darker is better in this)2

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A Day of Food

As the request of several Lose It friends (particularly Natalie!) here is a look at what I ate on Thursday, September 27. This was a busy day. I gave Ozzy a two mile walk in the early morning. Then I had office

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