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Green Beans a la Basquaise

I’m reaching way back into the murky depths of time for this one–back to 1979, in fact.  Though 1979 wasn’t the first year I started subscribing to Bon Appetit,  it was my favorite year for the magazine, apparently.  So many of … Continue reading

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Vietnamese Chicken Salad with Rice Noodles

After several days of eating some pretty unhealthy food (we’re talking Mexican food several times, plus there may have been ice cream involved, not saying for sure), I was feeling the need this morning to eat some vegetables, and fresh … Continue reading

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Larry’s Chicken Pot Pie

Anyone who knows my husband Larry knows that his taste in food is not quite as eclectic as mine.  This may or may not be a gross understatement. In fact, his taste in food runs to comfort food with not … Continue reading

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On No Kyauk Swe

Sometimes I’ll just be sitting there, minding my business, when the thought of a food item or recipe will explode, fully formed, in my consciousness.  Does that ever happen to you?  No–just me?  Whatever.  Sometimes it’s a dish I had … Continue reading

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Orange-Rosemary Glazed Salmon

  I’ve talked before about my love of salmon.  Here, here, and here are some of my other favorite ways to prepare it.  This one is going on the list.  This one is definitely going on the list. I found the recipe … Continue reading

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Cheesecake Tart with Raspberry Sauce

Not really a cheesecake, but cheesecake-like, this amazingly rich and delicious dessert is a real show-stopper.  I like it best the way the original recipe appeared in Bon Appétit a few years back, with an amazing cranberry and port wine … Continue reading

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Pasta Estivi

  From my venerable old 1983 cookbook, Beard on Pasta, by James Beard.  Makes a great summer meal. Here is the recipe in James Beard’s words, with my changes in parentheses.  Not saying that I know better than James Beard, but … Continue reading

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Roasted Lemon and Tomato Salad

I guess if I could only have one flavor, one taste, for the rest of my life, I would choose lemons.  Lemons are as comfortable in sweet dishes as they are in savory dishes. This is the first time I’ve … Continue reading

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Green Salsa–a jalapeño emulsion

    A couple of years ago, I wrote about my three favorite homemade salsas.  Now, thanks to my son Bryan, I’m about to add another to that list. When he still lived in Texas, Bryan became pretty much addicted to … Continue reading

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Mango Cayenne Ice Cream

    I’m all about the ice cream.  If I could live in a relatively healthful manner and just eat ice cream, that would be my idea of heaven. I used to like savory food more than sweet, but as … Continue reading

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