Monthly Archives: July 2008

When my girls were all home, one of their favorite meals was filled wontons. They are so delicious! If you have never tried them, you are missing out on not only a great appetizer, but a main dish as well. I often use left over taco meat & grated cheese to fill the wontons as […]

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These cookies are tender, flaky & delicious. They are melt in your mouth good! If you want to make a simpler version. Make one cookie, and dip one end into the chocolate and then into the nuts.     Cookies: 1/4 cup slivered almonds 1 cup sugar 1 cup (2 sticks) unsalted butter, room temperature […]

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Apple Crisp For the apples: 6 lg. peeled, thinly sliced baking apples (I used Granny Smith) 1 c. white sugar 1 TBS. flour 2 tsp. cinnamon 1/2 tsp. nutmeg 1 teaspoon vanilla Mix apple pieces with the vanilla first then add dry ingredients, & toss well. For the crisp: 2 c. quick oats 1 1/2 […]

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This recipe comes from Lisa V. She prepared it while we were visiting in San Francisco, & it was the most delish!! The London Broil is a cheaper cut of meat because it is known to be tough. Tough if you don’t prepare it correctly or by not slicing it against the grain of the […]

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There is nothing that smells better when baking, than Manicotti. The mere name sounds complicated, and might detour you from making this marvelous dish. It is easy to prepare, & so delicious. The hardest part, is stuffing the shells, & that isn’t difficult at all. I have tried many Manicotti recipes, and this is my […]

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We all love the Oriental Chicken Salad at Applebee’s. Descrition: “Crisp Oriental greens topped with crunchy chicken fingers, toasted almonds & crispy rice noodles tossed in a light Oriental vinaigrette.” Here is a recipe, that tastes very similar, and might just hit the spot, on one of these hot summer nights. *This recipe will serve […]

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This recipe is a dangerous. I don’t make these often, because you can’t resist eating them. You mix the dough at night. Go to bed. Wake up and fry yourself some beignets. Roll them in cinnamon sugar and experience bliss. They are very simple. You could give most of them away, if you’re worried that […]

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I usually make these at Christmas time, but you simply can’t resist making them now & then. They are buttery and rich Austrian cookies, fragrant with vanilla. Over the years, I’ve intensified the vanilla flavour by adding more pure vanilla and also a drop of almond extract. Piled high on a beautiful dish, it’s impossible […]

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These cookies are absolutely delicious. They look much harder than they really are. I wanted a cookie that uses NUTELLA, that delicious chocolate caramel type spread in a bottle. These are a great cookie to take to a neighbor…..they will be impressed! This recipe comes from a Cookbook called: Passion for Desserts by Emily Luchetti. […]

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Walnut-Apricot Jam Thumbprint Cookies or Hazelnut, Pecan, Almond – Strawberry or Raspberry jam The original recipe for these jam thumbprint cookies uses hazelnuts in the dough and raspberry jam for the filling. I chose to try one of the variations with walnuts and apricots. I experimented and added more walnuts and just loved the texture […]

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I Love Banana’s Foster, however most recipes require the use of Liqueur or Brandy. If you don’t stock either of these in your home, here is a recipe that is alcohol free, & equally delicious. *8 servings (1/4 cup sauce with 1/2 cup ice cream each) Ingredients 1/2 cup dark corn syrup 6 Tablespoons Butter […]

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Did you know that there is actually a National Corn Dog Day? It is on March 22nd…we already missed it! One of my daughters wanted my Corn Dog recipe, and here it is. It is very crispy, chewy and delicious. Every now & then, a Corn Dog…..hits the spot. You will need: 1 cup yellow […]

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Ingredients 1/2 cup (1 stick) unsalted butter, room temperature 1 1/2 cups all-purpose flour, plus more for muffin tin 2 teaspoons baking powder 1/2 teaspoon salt 1/2 cup buttermilk, or plain yogurt 1 teaspoon vanilla extract Zest of 1 lemon, finely grated, plus juice, plus 2 tablespoons more lemon juice for the glaze 1 cup […]

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