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Braised Red Chard – Recipe

I got some beautiful organic red chard from someone who was going on a trip, and decided to use it to make a side dish for the short ribs I’d be serving for Christmas Eve.  This recipe from Rachel Ray … Continue reading

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Peanut Butter Trifle – Recipe

One of my Facebook friends posts pictures of beautiful desserts from time to time, and some time ago I chanced upon one of peanut butter trifle.  I loved the idea and immediately decided that I would make it for Christmas.  … Continue reading

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Apple, Onion and Bacon Pie recipe

I have to bring an appetizer to a Holiday Party for an organization I belong to, and for some reason I decided that I wanted a fruit-based savory pie.  After some online research I ended up with this flavor combination, … Continue reading

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Buttermilk Corn Bread – Recipe

I was invited to an Easter/Zombie Day brunch today, and I was supposed to bring something.  I don’t know why I thought of cornbread, but as it was one of the few things I had all the ingredients to make, … Continue reading

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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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Wine Braised Short Ribs

I decided to make short ribs for my 2011 Christmas Eve dinner because I’ve run out of new cuts of meats to try.  I’ve done a standing rib roast, a boneless prime rib roast, roast beef, beef Wellington (twice!), rack … Continue reading

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Curried Butternut Squash Soup – Recipe

Once again, my daughter Mika asked me to make butternut squash soup as part of my Christmas Eve menu.  I had made a version of it for my 2008 Christmas Eve dinner, but I hadn’t been that thrilled with it.  … Continue reading

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Ropa Vieja recipe

Ropa Vieja, a very simple dish of beef in a tomato wine sauce, is one of my all time favorite dishes.  Indeed, it’s a favorite of several members of my family, my sister asks me to make it every time … Continue reading

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Red Wine Sauce for Beef

This is a relatively simple wine sauce to accompany the less flavorful cuts of beef (things like filet mignon, though I served it with flat iron steak).  You could serve it with any type of beef that has been grilled, … Continue reading

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Sausage-Mushroom Ragoût Recipe

This “recipe” (which, as usual, I got from epicurious.com) has no right to be as good as it is. Basically, all it is pasta sauce doctored by adding wine, italian sausage and mushrooms.  How simple is that? And yet, I … Continue reading

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