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There May Still Be Time — Slow-Roasted Tomatoes

Our farmer’s market still had great Roma tomatoes last weekend.  So I picked some up.  Ten pounds.  And I turned them into something magical – something that will last for a while and remind us of the authentic tastes of summer.  And you can have that taste without much trouble at all.  The tomatoes get [...]

Cream Cheese Cinnamon Rolls

I know, another cinnamon roll recipe.  Whatever.  It’s been 8 months since I’ve indulged.  Back then, I thought that  I had found the perfect cinnamon roll.  I was wrong.  Not terribly wrong since I can still get excited about the other recipe.  But these are different.  So you be the judge. Spreading cream cheese into [...]

Pistachio Financiers

Have you missed me?  I’ve been otherwise occupied with a trip to Asia and a move.  We’ve sold our home and are downsizing.  Lots going on.  But let’s get to something good. First stop in Paris is always Ladurée – for the macarons, of course.  But they have something else that I always buy for [...]

Buffalo Chicken Bites

Guess what?  Another snack.  It’s only right with the NCAA basketball  tournament set to go.  You’re going to need something really good for the remainder of the month – right up to the time that the Kansas Jayhawks win the whole shebang.  I know those words are likely to cause a debate.  Bring it on! [...]

Easy Sticky Buns

I like to play with yeast.  It’s magical and it tests my patience.  Patience is something that doesn’t come all that easy to me at times.   So yeast has its specific place within my biorythmic cycles. But I digress into the depths of psychobabble and pseudoscience.  Stick with me here. Somtimes you need quick and easy without [...]

Brilliant Black Pepper Cheese Shortbread

My new favorite cookbook is from Virginia Willis.  Virginia is a gift.  She is a graduate of L’Academie de Cuisine and Ecole de Cuisine La Varenne, so she knows a thing or plenty about French cooking.  But she has never denied her Southern roots – and aren’t we happy about that.  And it comes as [...]

Almond Macarons with Lemon Curd Filling

Do you set goals?  I live with goals and objectives regularly at work.  And I suppose I’ve always had personal goals, those far removed from the professional realm.  You know, eat healthier foods, lose weight, be a better person, etc.  Sometimes goals are achieved, other times they are set aside to bring about a bit [...]

Spicy Sun-Dried Tomato Jam

When I first saw this recipe, I knew it would be a winner.  And it is.  Apologies to Giada, however, because you know I put red pepper flakes or chili powder in just about anything.  But it really works here.  Leave the hot stuff out if you like, but……..  I’m just sayin’. I used the [...]

Bacon-Braised Brussels Sprouts

Before you say ick, just hear me out.  And trust me.  I love Brussels sprouts.  It doesn’t matter how they’re prepared.  At our house, I’m in the minority.  And I’ve spent years trying to convince my family that they are delicious.  I’ve even gone so far as to offer Molly’s friend Emily ten dollars to […]

Grilled Vegetables with Lemon-Herb Vinaigrette

I’ve been grill deprived for several weeks.  It’s on the moving van along with my smoker.  Don’t think I want to experience another summer without the essentials.  I did get an opportunity to grill some vegetables just before they took the grill from me.  Grilled vegetables?  Well everyone does them, especially when the bounty is [...]

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