Good Old-Fashioned Grape-Nuts Pudding with Blueberries

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This is truly an old-fashioned dessert.  It’s homey and comforting.  It’s also delicious.  It’s a basic recipe, you’ll be able to find elsewhere.  This is from my mother’s recipe file, though delicious, I couldn’t resist updating it…just a bit.  Continue reading

Applesauce-Oatmeal Tea Cake

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This little gem of a cake is perfect for breakfast or an afternoon tea (or coffee).  It’s moist, actually gets better as it sits, (though it is damn fine the first day, too!), isn’t too sweet, keeps well and is more or less, a one-bowl cake.  It is just plain lovely!  Continue reading

Grilled Eggplant Parmesan

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I love the idea of eggplant parmesan.  But, the problem for me has always been the breading.  It’s just too much.  It overpowers the flavor of the eggplant and I like that flavor.  So when I saw Grilled Eggplant Parmesan on the Food & Wine website, my light bulb lit right up!  Continue reading

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