Category Archives: Recipes

Good Friday Dinner-Brooklyn Memories

My family very rarely ventured to Brooklyn when I was a kid, except for our annual Good Friday trip to Lundy Brother’s Restaurant in Sheepshead Bay for the “Shore Dinner” Every Good Friday, we’d venture over the Verrazano-Narrows Bridge to … Continue reading

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Chile Rellenos Stuffed with Chicken and Goat Cheese for a Cinco de Mayo Celebration

This week is Cinco de Mayo (May 5th), a Mexican holiday that is celebrated here in the Rocky Mountain states due to the influence Mexico has historically had on the region and our large population of Mexican immigrants.  While many … Continue reading

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Greek Hard Boiled Eggs–A great way to use those leftover Easter Eggs!

How many of you have too many left over Easter eggs? I remember coloring loads of them only to suffer for the next week with egg salad sandwiches and the traditional deviled eggs.  I found the recipe for Greek Hard … Continue reading

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Celebrating National Garlic Day with a recipe using garlic… Parmesan Ice Cream

What can I say…today is National Garlic Day and in my opinion a  day without garlic is like a day without sunshine. I’ve always been a fan of garlic. When I was growing up I would never eat pizza without … Continue reading

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Mocha Sugar Cookies- Nice and Chewy

Do you like chewy sugar cookies that don’t turn crisp or hard over night?  Then here is your recipe, a recipe for a yummy mocha sugar cookie that is chewy just great with a glass of milk or a cup … Continue reading

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Bubble and Squeak with Wow Wow Sauce

I’m not a fan of boiled cabbage and potatoes but I do like cabbage and potatoes prepared other ways, like Bubble and Squeak. The first time I had Bubble and Squeak was at The King’s Arm Tavern in Colonial Williamsburg, … Continue reading

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Irish Soda Bread–A Different Version

It’s time for St. Patrick’s Day and most people think of the traditional (American inspired) corned beef with boiled vegetables…cabbage, potatoes and carrots. After having this traditional dinner for St. Patrick’s Day for many years I decided it was time … Continue reading

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Oatcakes or Scones? What have I been baking all these years?

Silly me.  As a kid my next door neighbor, who was from the southern coast of England, used to bake traditional British delights.  One of my favorites was a cake like cookie she used to call oat cakes, which had … Continue reading

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Salsa Vinaigrette Salad Dressing

If you want a healthy salad dressing here’s a quick one to make, a salsa vinaigrette. The flavors remind me of late summer when tomatoes are plentiful…a nice memory since we are in the throws of winter. Making salad dressing … Continue reading

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French Onion Soup-Warm and Inviting on a Winter Day

French Onion Soup is  luscious with its deep, sweet caramelized onion flavors and browned Gruyere cheese topping.  I’ve made several batches this winter and find the soup so satisfying during the cold Rocky Mountain winters. This weekend  several of my … Continue reading

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Two Very Different Sauces for Ham

Christmas is quickly approaching and while I won’t be having ham this year, because I just finished a very good spiral cut ham, I do want to share with you two very different sauces I made for the ham.  The … Continue reading

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Hummus-Four Different Varieties

I’m not sure the first time I had hummus, I’m sure it was when I was a child.  Growing up in the New York Metro area provided my family with the opportunity to try a variety of cuisines and Middle … Continue reading

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Cheese Crisps

This time of year I think about the recipes my family made when I was growing up.  Food was such a big part of any holiday celebration in my family.  I decided to recreate some of the recipes that were … Continue reading

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Disaster – Cookies Need Altitude Adjustment

Sometimes I go on autopilot and forget to think about what I’m doing.  I’m sure most of you can relate to this predicament.  It happened this weekend and the results were….well not what I expected. I thought for sure I … Continue reading

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Hearty Stock—from turkey or any other meat

Now that your Thanksgiving dinner is history and you made it through Black Friday’s craziness it is time to look in the fridge and figure out what to do with the left over turkey bones. I make stock from the … Continue reading

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Pumpkin Soup – Easy and Delicious

I’ve been making and enjoying this pumpkin soup for years.  It is such an easy and quick recipe to make that you can make it Thanksgiving Day to serve as a starter…or make it any day to enjoy a nice, … Continue reading

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Plums, Plums, Plums…fall inspired dessert

Fall is one of my favorite times of year as the trees are beautiful when their leaves change colors.  In Park City we are treated to two sets of colors, the first when the scrub brush and maples change to … Continue reading

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Caramel, Cashew, Chile Powder, Bacon Popcorn

I grew up eating Cracker Jack…the candied peanuts, caramel popcorn and the “prize in every box” treat.  It wasn’t until I was an adult that I realized how darn easy it is to make caramel popcorn with peanuts…and very inexpensive … Continue reading

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Savory Rustic Greens Tart…or how I started to love greens

I haven’t loved greens my whole life.  My Mom used to boil greens until they were limp and tasteless.  It didn’t get any better when I went to college in the south where greens were boiled for what seemed to … Continue reading

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