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Barry’s Killer BBQ Ribs and His Sauce Recipe, Too

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Barry… not Larry. Cathi’s husband, a real catch. Besides being one of the handiest men on the planet, he’s a fabulous cook. This weekend together in Big Bear at their family’s mountain cabin consisted of our foursomes’ ice chests full of ingredients, wine & pines… good times. Let’s get cracking on Barry’s Famous Barbecue Ribs […]

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Seared Scallops with Orange-Ginger Sauce

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If New Year’s Eve is a night when you want to cook something lovely, flavorful, but light, try Seared Scallops with Orange-Ginger Sauce. We had them as an appetizer. But over a bed of rice with baby greens for a salad,… LOVELY.

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Seared Sea Scallops in Saffron Burre Blanc with Sautéed Spinach

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Christmas present to Larry: a cooking class at Sur La Table. He picked “Date Night Paris in April” with Chef Martin Gilligan at LA Farmer’s Market location. I’ll post more recipes soon – watch for them – but to begin, here is one of the easiest: Seared Sea Scallops in Saffron Burre Blanc on Sautéed […]

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Crockpot Caramel Sauce Cooked in a Can

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My goal was to make dulce de leche, a South American sweet spread. Traditional recipes boil milk, sugar, vanilla bean for some time, then strain, lots of sticky work. People also boil or bake sealed cans of sweetened condensed milk immersed in water, bringing to mind the thought of potential explosions. Then I discovered blogger […]

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Vietnamese Nuoc Cham Dipping Sauce

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How making fresh pumpkin puree got me to prepare Vietnamese Nuoc Cham Sauce is like six degrees of separation from Kevin Bacon. A) Can’t find Libby’s canned pumpkin.  B) Buy fresh pumpkins, roast and puree. C) Cook some sweet things with the puree, burn out, a good supply still in the freezer. D) Decide to […]

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Best Shrimp Cocktail Sauce Ever

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This post was first published during an LA summer heatwave: Using our oven or stove for any length of time is a mistake because our bedroom is upstairs and we get cranky about rising heat, debating the AC usage, window open, not open, ugh.  The GOOD news is, dinner is Shrimp Cocktail – a giant pile […]

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Penne with Bacon Gravy

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Whoa baby, if you like a hearty belly-ful of pasta and flavor, use bacon AND whole wheat penne.  You won’t be hungry for days.  It is still June Gloom weather outside here and I haven’t lightened up my cooking yet for the next season.  We have a lot of dried pasta variations in the pantry, […]

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Turkey Meatloaf with Spicy Ketchup

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Friday afternoons, I volunteer at the UCLA Ronald Reagan Medical Center as the Info Desk Lady.  My co-volunteer Marty is the Info Desk Guy.  Between screening visitors and handling queries like where are the bathrooms, the ER, the gift shop, the cafeteria, and “I’m in labor,” Marty and I discuss things.  One afternoon, we discussed […]

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