Category Archives: Recipes

Labeled cheese tray

Here is a great idea for a cocktail party or to serve as an appetizer, next time your in-laws come over….they can sample several different varieties of cheese. 1. Cover a large cutting board with aluminum foil. 2. Cut up … Continue reading

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Mango salsa anyone?

Last night, I made my first mango salsa.  Not being a friend of many fruits, this was a big deal for me.  I get apprehensive about anything I don’t heat, cook or chill? Menu consisted of grilled lemon shrimp and … Continue reading

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Friday Night Stir-Fry

Stir-fry was a success! Excited about using a wok on the Big Green Egg, Doug wanted to prepare stir-fry and serve it with fried rice.  I began by prepping the vegetables, taking care to make each piece uniformly the same … Continue reading

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Pasta alla Trapanese (courtesy of David Rocco)

Portions enough for 3-4 servings.  You can double the recipe for a larger crowd. 3 vine ripe tomatoes, quartered 2 cloves of garlic Basil leaves torn 1/4 cup of the best olive oil you like Mix all of these ingredients, … Continue reading

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Easy Chicken Ball

1  8 oz. cream cheese                               1  12.5 oz canned white chicken breast meat 1  pkg Ranch dip mix Mix together with your hands.  Form a large ball. Pecans are optional for outside of ball. Chill until served.  Best with “Carr’s” … Continue reading

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Was very excited about making Enchiladas Verdes from my favorite cookbook, America’s Test Kitchen.   I was skeptical about trying the tomatillos.  I had never bought them before, much less cooked them, especially roasting them!  I marched off to my local … Continue reading

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