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September 12, 2011

Follow   A Different Kebab Don’t put away the grill yet!  Given my choice, I might well grill every day; we grill with charcoal as I adore the flavor it imparts.  I loved grilled meats, vegetables, and even fruits.  We recently served grilled pineapple and nectarines, which I had marinated in...
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August 10, 2011

Follow   Avocados! Stuffed Bagel Avocados have long been a favorite food of mine; they are delicious, nutritious, and versatile.  Summer is the perfect time to enjoy avocados when they are fresh and in season, picked to ripen quickly.  A native of Mexico, avocados have traveled the world, and are now...
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July 17, 2011

Follow Fruit Salad With Ginger   Do you remember fruit cocktail?  Did your Mother think it was dessert or the perfect addition to Jell-O or a boxed cake, a way to dress it up? I never understood the appeal of canned fruit – my only interest was in the cherry, that...
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June 22, 2011

Follow   Olive Salad This recipe is inspired by Central Grocery’s muffuletta sandwich, which is loaded with Italian cold cuts, fine cheese, and olive salad.  By the way, if you are headed toward the French Quarter in New Orleans, make sure you visit Decatur Street on any day other than Sunday,...
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May 15, 2011

Follow Picadillo     This is very basic Cuban fare, served with white rice, fried plantains (maduros), with black beans being optional, but preferred.  I make mine with cilantro, which most people do not use, and I add the dried plums and a touch of hot peppers.  Also, I would probably...
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April 12, 2011

Follow For Passover Passover is the Jewish Holiday celebrating Freedom from Slavery in Egypt and the idea of liberation.  Passover includes the retelling of the history of the Jewish exodus from Egypt. The history is read with family and friends around the dinner table.  It is followed by a wonderful meal. ...
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March 24, 2011

Follow Carrot Cake This has become one of my signature cakes.  I have had more people request this cake, than any other sweet, that I make.  I first made this for my Mother, as her birthday cake, and if we are together, for her birthday, I still make it – something...
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February 15, 2011

Follow   Quiche Spinach, Smoked Gouda, and Caramelized Onions I love French quiche and her cousins, the Italian frittata, and the Spanish tortilla (made with eggs and potatoes, not to be confused with Mexican tortillas made with corn or flower.)  These are all dishes which can be prepared in a relatively...
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January 17, 2011

Follow   The Perfect Winter Meal Steak Soup We are presently preparing a cookbook for publication; meanwhile, we have decided to share a few recipes with you.  I hope you enjoy one of our absolute favorites! Everyone in my household loves soup, thus it is one of our staples.  I usually...
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December 12, 2010

Follow Gingerbread People! Immigrants brought the tradition of gingerbread making to the United States, and Melody brought the tradition to me.  I do not remember whose idea it was, that we should get together and make cookies, but it is one of my Christmas traditions, from California, that I most miss. ...
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