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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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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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Get Loaded


The title is “loaded” with meaning. What are you expecting on this post after reading “get loaded” in the title? Your answer just might reveal your “inner self.” Or, not.  What did you think was going to follow? (Share your answers in … Continue reading

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Three Cheese Artichoke and Spinach Dip


While grocery shopping, for some reason the fancy struck to make artichoke and spinach dip. (Could it be that the request was whispered in my ear by my 13 yo shopping partner?) Without a recipe, the assumed ingredients were purchased. Woohoo, … Continue reading

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Pantry Raid #16: Whole Wheat Gnocchi


Tonight’s invention WILL be shared but not recommended. If anyone out there can “fix” this dish, please share. Well, to be honest it was voted 2 for and 1 against. I had bought some whole wheat gnocchi with sweet potato … Continue reading

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Pantry Raid #12: Loaded Baked Potato


Yeah for microwaves and freezers! I admire those “natural” people who are able to function from the dirt up without the magnetic forces and electrical vibes of modern machinery. I seriously don’t know how they have time to grind the … Continue reading

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40 Days of Soup: Day 40! – Bowtie Soup (my variation of lasagna soup)


I had planned on making Lasagna Soup as recommended by a friend through facebook but, alas and alack, I can’t find the note from her with the description. Today I bought a couple of lbs of ground beef and have … Continue reading

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40 Days of Soup: Day 31 – Loaded Baked Potato


One of my favorites and another time I get to use my immersion blender. 4 baking potatoes 1 cup broccoli florets 4 Tablespoons butter 1 cupmMilk (or more) 2 oz cream cheese 1/3 cup cheddar cheese, shredded 1/3 cup sour … Continue reading

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40 Days of Soup; Day 24 – Dilled Potato


Not much time since there’s yet another basketball game tonight. Well, there are potatoes and water. Oooo, and just happen to have some cream cheese and butter, yeah! Fresh dill would be great but dried will work, too. 6 small … Continue reading

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40 Days of Soup: Day 17 – Cream of Asparagus


A status comment from a facebook friend got me thinking about one of my favorite soups: cream of asparagus. Ingredients: 1 onion, sliced 2 Tablespoons butter 2 Tablespoons brown sugar (or less if less sweetness desired) 1 bunch fresh asparagus, chopped 1 … Continue reading

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