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Pineapple Teriyaki Meatballs

In Appetizers & Snacks, Meats, Slow-Cooker On February 1, 2012 Comments Off on Pineapple Teriyaki Meatballs

A few years ago, I taught this to two geeky newbies who use teriyaki sauce as a staple condiment. Reluctantly, they went along, and to their total surprise,… Read More »

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Smoky Sweet Jalapeño Pork

In Appetizers & Snacks, Sandwiches, Slow-Cooker On February 1, 2012 Comments Off on Smoky Sweet Jalapeño Pork

My friend Lak makes the best Kalua pork ever–his secrets are using liquid smoke, rock salt and ‘no peeky peeky.’ One time, I pulled the foil off too… Read More »

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Scotch-Marshmallow-Caramel-Kissed Yams

In Casseroles, Side Dishes On February 1, 2012 Comments Off on Scotch-Marshmallow-Caramel-Kissed Yams

At 17, and right before entering culinary school, I was buying Scotch Kisses at See’s Candies as a gift. The salesperson handed me a Xerox copy of recipes,… Read More »

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Brandied Tomato Cream Soup

In Appetizers & Snacks, Soups On February 1, 2012 Comments Off on Brandied Tomato Cream Soup

I have tomato cream soup for lunch a few times a week, even in the summer! My recipe includes a bit of brandy—you’ll love it! Use a hand… Read More »

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Mochaccino Almonds

In Appetizers & Snacks, Hors d'oeuvres On January 31, 2012 Comments Off on Mochaccino Almonds

Java fanatics will love this mix. The secret ingredient is…coffee!

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Truffle Honey Holiday Baked Brie

In Appetizers & Snacks, Hors d'oeuvres On January 31, 2012 Comments Off on Truffle Honey Holiday Baked Brie

One day I sat down and looked at recipe after recipe for baked brie for the holidays. I saw the same standard theme over-and-over using brown sugar, cranberries,… Read More »

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Savory Wild Mushroom Bread Pudding

In Casseroles, Side Dishes On January 31, 2012 Comments Off on Savory Wild Mushroom Bread Pudding

Forget the stuffing! Make my custard bread pudding using buttery bread,like challah or brioche, as the base. This is a perfect choice to bring to a potluck because… Read More »

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Slow-Roasted Balsamic Figs

In Appetizers & Snacks, Condiments On January 31, 2012 Comments Off on Slow-Roasted Balsamic Figs

If you have never tasted a fresh fig or suspect you won’t like them, give this recipe a try! These glazed figs are especially delicious served with a… Read More »

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Butter-Sage Cipollini Onion Confit

In Appetizers & Snacks, Condiments, Side Dishes On January 31, 2012 Comments Off on Butter-Sage Cipollini Onion Confit

The cipollini is a small, flat, sweet Italian onion that is perfect for roasting. You can find them at specialty markets from December through March. In this recipe,… Read More »

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Italian Cream Soda

In Beverages On January 31, 2012 Comments Off on Italian Cream Soda

It doesn’t get easier than this to whip up a drink that’s easy, delicious and something a little different. Keep your favorite syrup flavor and a couple bottles… Read More »