Category Archives: Recipes

Couscous Mediterranean Salad


Couscous: a coarsely ground pasta made from semolina, a type of wheat. A simple, delicious and different dish that my daughter-in-love shared with me. They often eat this in Bosnia. Her family of five uses two cups of couscous so I … Continue reading

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Six ingredients to dessert heaven


I needed to make a quick dessert for a cookout gathering we had with our church and found a new recipe to try: Blonde Cheesecake Brownies (also known as Bayou Brownies from New Orleans). Simple and sinfully delicious. Only Six … Continue reading

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Pizza Pockets (Frango redo)


Frango means chicken in Portuguese so I can’t call these by that name, there’s no chicken in them like the ones in my cookbook. But, I made these just like I do the old and new frangoes. “What had happened … Continue reading

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When the world gives you duck eggs, make cookies, of course!


What a day for surprises! My first surprise. I had a record number of visitors to my blog on this day, all because of one post! Thanks for liking it. Update: 259 lattes to go in 44 days. My second … Continue reading

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When the world gives you onions, make French onion soup.


Again and again, I have been blessed with gifts of food and the kitchen challenge begins. With more onions than I could put on a sandwich or dice for spaghetti sauce, I decided to make French onion soup. 8 large … Continue reading

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A New Frango


Some of you may know of the Frango from my cafe or my cookbook, A Dollop and A Pinch: Recipes and Stories from The Baron York.  Frango is Portuguese for chicken and I had fashioned a dish after my favorite Brazilian treat. The … Continue reading

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What would you do?


What would you do if the world gave you limes? Again, I have been on the receiving end of free food. This time I have limes, a number of them. I don’t use them as a main ingredient but as garnish. … Continue reading

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When the world gives you chicken, have biology class.


Occasionally I am on the receiving end of free food. Today I received two whole chickens. What does a homeschooling mom do with whole chickens? Why, have impromptu biology class, of course. Neither of the girls had ever cut up a chicken or even … Continue reading

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When the world gives you bread, make bread pudding!


On Christmas Eve, Tom, Melea and I went to a nearby Golden Corral for dinner. It seemed odd for a December 24th but we had already had “Christmas” the week before in Atlanta with all the stateside children we could … Continue reading

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“Pink Month” Slaw


Blue is for boys and pink is for girls, usually. But Sunday football has revealed an oxymoron of pink flashes donning professional athletes. Why? October is Breast Cancer Awareness Month. In 1943, Susan Goodman was born followed three years later by her sister, … Continue reading

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