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One Hanukkah, Two Briskets, Dozens of Latkes

Dec. 2013 UPDATE: I repeated this same menu at my Hanukkah party this year.  Making the latkes at the last minute was great in that they tasted amazing, BUT I did spend half the party in the kitchen, so I will … Continue reading

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Christmas Eve 2011 – Menu & Recipes

One more Christmas, one more Christmas Eve celebration with my sister Kathy, my niece Nikki and my best friends Lola and Iggy.  I usually make elaborate multi-course meals but this year I was tired and not very inspired or enthusiastic.  … Continue reading

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I’m finished with the “Cs”!

It’s taken many, many years, but I’m finally finished cooking all “C” cuisines, all 38 of them.  I’m now on to the “Ds,” which fortunately for me consist of only seven cuisines (and I’m almost done with two of them).  … Continue reading

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International Menus Up

I actually cooked these dishes quite a while ago, but I haven’t made a Colombian, Cape Malay or a Congolese dessert yet, so I haven’t “officially” finished these menus.  Still, I figure I’d announce the last cuisines I’ve cooked as … Continue reading

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Costa Rican & Creole Recipes up

Continuing with my international cooking project, I’ve posted the Costa Rican and Creole dishes I made. Yum!

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Cuba & Czech Recipes up

I have re-started my international food project, a project to cook food from different cuisines alphabetically. I started this a decade ago, and I’m still on the “C”s. Part of the problem has been that originally I was making complete … Continue reading

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Christmas Eve 2010 Menu – with recipes!

Christmas Eve dinner is invariably the most elaborate and stressful meal I cook all year. It’s a lot of work and I do always wonder if it’s really worth the effort – though Mike, at least, seems to appreciate it. … Continue reading

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Hanukkah & Xmas Eve Menus

I’ve finally settled on my menus for my Hanukkah party and Xmas Eve and I have to say I’m quite pleased with both of them. Let’s see how they turn out. Hanukkah Menu – Latkes with apple sauce & sour … Continue reading

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Mike’s Birthday BBQ

Yesterday we had a BBQ in honor of Mike’s birthday. I didn’t make anything new, but IMHO what I made was quite good and would recommend it for your (or my) next BBQ. Lola brought the salad, and I served … Continue reading

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Cypriot Menu Up

I think that with my finishing of this Cypriot Menu I’m off the Mediterranean for a while – though I still have to make desserts from the Baleares to finish off the area. I ate a lot of Mediterranean food … Continue reading

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