Quick, Creamy Peanut Rice Noodles

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These peanut noodles are creamy and thick and just plain good.  This is one of those recipes that is pretty flexible, depending on your taste…so adjust away!  Continue reading

Beef & Burger Rub

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I always have bottle of this rub/seasoning in my cupboard.  With BBQ season just around the corner, this is a must-have.  I usually double the recipe, as I go through it quickly.  It takes a burger and a steak to a heavenly place.  Continue reading

Mediterranean Rice and Bean Salad with a Creamy Dressing

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This is summer…or in this case, late spring, on a plate.  It’s perfect for lunch or dinner, and can go main course by adding some shrimp or tuna.  Use whatever beans you have in your cupboard, but garbanzo or kidney are my favorite for this salad. Continue reading

Beer-Bathed Sloppy Joe’s

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Sloppy Joe’s are one of those wonderful memories we have from childhood.  I love them.  I still do.  I like mine on potato rolls, with slices of raw onion, dill pickle slices  and potato chips on the side.  MMM…what a wonderful memory!  Continue reading

Pineapple, Banana and Coconut Bread Pudding

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We’ve talked about bread pudding and I’ve given you a Banana-Bourbon Bread Pudding recipe.  This recipe is a perfect example of creating something wonderful out of need, using what you have on hand and thus, creating something divine.  Continue reading

Fish & Shrimp in Tomato Curry Sauce

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Fish & Shrimp in Tomato Curry SauceFish curries don’t seem to be as popular as chicken, lamb or vegetable curries.  It’s too bad, because fish curries are really good.  This curry uses both fish and shrimp, which work very well together…friendly creatures of the sea, swimming together in a nice tomato-based curry sauce.  Continue reading

Arugula-Pear Salad with Bleu Cheese Vinaigrette

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Years ago, when The Goddess was a mere imp, she found a recipe for pears with bleu cheese, all dressed up with a vinaigrette.  It was heavenly.  This plays off that delicious memory.  Continue reading

Strawberry-Lemon Blondie Bars (or Cake)

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These just positively fly together…like about 5 minutes.  It takes longer to dice up the strawberries than it does to actually make the recipe.  Oh, so delicious…and easy, too!  Continue reading

Sticky Orange-Garlic Chicken

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This is an excellent Instant-Pot recipe.  Brown it and cook it all in the same pot.  To quote Ina Garten, “How easy is that?” And, it’s just so damn delicious, too!  Continue reading

Falafel-Coated Eggplant with Pomegranate Molasses Drizzle

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From time to time, one needs to “cook the pantry/fridge”.  Things accumulate and are pushed to the back.  So being in self-isolation, now and again, one needs to look deeply into the crevices that things slide into…like that box of partially used, dry falafel mix. It’s a challenge to use things in new and creative ways.  That’s how this eggplant dish came to be.  Continue reading