Bourbon-Mustard-Pecan Cream Sauce with Orange Zest

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This is one of THOSE sauces. The one you keep returning to.  The one you keep tweaking until it’s perfect, and then you tweak it again.  And no matter what, it is spectacularly delicious. Continue reading

Maple-Bourbon Dream Bars with a Hint of Coffee and Chile

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Dream Bars…mmm…they are the stuff good dreams are made of.  A little gooey.  A little crunchy.  Sweet and delicious.  And so, so easy.  Continue reading

Mediterranean Yogurt-Herb Dip with Meyer Lemon Zest

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This is one of those delicious, almost-no-work-type of dishes.  It’s flexible and loaded with flavor.  It is the quintessential summer dip.  And I think summer is upon us!

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Lauryn’s Fabulous No-Knead Bread

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Our young and charming friend, Lauryn, likes to cook.  And she’s good at it.  She texted me a picture of an orb of bread she made.  It looked fabulous, so naturally I asked for the recipe.  Bless her heart for sharing it with me!  Continue reading

Mocha-Java Dry Rub

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This is a sweet little rub…well not really sweet at all.  But, rather on the savory side…and delicious.  It’s very flexible, too.  Excellent on pork and beef, but equally delicious on salmon or chicken, as well as sweet potatoes.  You’re hungry now, aren’t you?  Continue reading

Bake Beans with Floating Islands

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Floating Islands?  Seriously…what has happened to The Goddess?  Has she been into the Rosé to excess?  Or was she out in the sun too long?  Everyone knows that “floating islands” is a dessert.  Yes.  That’s true.  Normally, it is.  But, as you know there’s nothing normal about The Goddess!  Continue reading

Summer Delight Tuna Pasta Salad

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This is a throw-back to my childhood.  On hot summer days (we didn’t have air-condition!), when my mother didn’t want to heat up the kitchen, she would make this in the morning, and put it in the fridge.  At dinner time, she would add it to chopped iceberg lettuce, along with thawed frozen peas.  It was so very good, at the end of a hot day.  Continue reading

Nectarine-Blueberry Blondie Bars (or Cake)

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Remember back when I posted Strawberry-Lemon Blondie Bars, I mentioned that I thought instead of strawberries, I wanted to use nectarines and blueberries.  It was a good thought and it’s a wonderful combination.  Continue reading

Banh Mi Wrap

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So we had Vietnamese-Flavored Meatloaf on Friday, and it’s hot today, so perfect day to satisfy my Banh Mi craving.  But, I decided to lighten it up a bit and make a wrap, instead of a sandwich…and I didn’t have the bread, but I did have flour tortillas.  Continue reading

Vietnamese-Flavored Meatloaf

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I’ve had Banh Mi on my mind recently.  At this point, venturing out for a Banh Mi, is foolishly indulgent, no matter how good it is.  And these are good!  Solution?  Make some for the The Latin Lover and me.  To that end, a meatloaf seemed like the place to start.  This is that meatloaf.  Continue reading