Monthly Archives: November 2010

Pasta: Lemon shrimp in tomato sauce with garlic and basil

For years I have been trying to make tomato sauce but I have never been able to get it to taste just right -my sauce was okay but it was always lacking that certain something …. that va va voom … Continue reading

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Pork tenderloin in a mushroom cream sauce

When I was young my mother would cook pork chops in cream of mushroom soup.  Every once in a while I still crave this meal as a comfort food.  But I really don’t like cooking with canned soup so I … Continue reading

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Rack of Lamb with herbs and garlic

As promised in my deal of the week posting here is an easy rack of lamb recipe.  Rack of lamb is one of my all time favorites.  I have been making it for years – trying new ideas each time … Continue reading

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These pretzels are making me thirsty! (and this beer is making you pretty)

I had a craving for soft pretzels over the weekend and wanted to try my hand at making them.  After looking through several cookbooks and recipes online I discovered that pretzel recipes can vary considerably.  The Culinary Institute of America’s … Continue reading

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Lobster stuffed ravioli

The weather was really nice this weekend so we walked to “China Town” to get some seafood from our favorite fish store Ha Long Fish and Seafood Market .  After perusing the many choices of fresh fish we decided to … Continue reading

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Panko crusted goat cheese medallions on mixed greens with red onion, blackberries and maple balsamic vinaigrette

It is best to make this salad right before serving.  We sometimes substitute cooked beets for the blackberries (pictured below).  Panko bread crumbs can be purchased at Asian grocery stores. Ingredients Panko crusted goat cheese 1 package of goat cheese … Continue reading

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Cock a Leekie Soup

During the winter we make soup about once every two weeks.  We save the bones from our roasts and vegetable cuttings in a bag in the freezer and use them to make delicious hearty  stock.  Cock a leekie soup is … Continue reading

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