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Chile Lime Shrimp

A cooking class, “Date Night In Wine Country” with thirsty, hungry foodies was on a Friday evening. Give us sumpin’ to eat, fast! Chef Diane Brown was prepared, and put classmate Stefanie on the job of whisking up this appetizer. And we all agreed, the recipe was a keeper. If you are ever invited to […]

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Light Tortilla Soup

The recipe is from a January ‘07 Sunset Magazine; I cut it down from the original; the two of us don’t need 4 1/2 quarts. Tortilla Soup 1 Tbsp. olive oil 1/2 brown onion, minced 1 clove garlic, minced 1/2 tsp. Kosher salt 1/8 tsp. red chile flakes 1/4 tsp. ground cumin 4 cups low […]

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Green Turkey Chili

Even in summer, the Crockpot works overtime here.  In fact, we get all the little appliances together and set the rice cooker to finish simultaneously.  Yesterday, Larry and I hit a 5 PM movie and when we walked in the door, dinner practically served itself.  We ate this Green Turkey Chili with a scoop of […]

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Chilled Gazpacho

Somebody tell me:  why does any vacation now result in me coming home with a “muffin top” (aka pot belly)?  I’m technically a lean-ish person, but lately, yikes.   Even places with not great food, I channel Miss Piggy.  Thus, when we get back home to our “grind of choice” (as my friend, Cathi calls it), […]

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Favorite Ham Story, And The Recipe

This is the best recipe ever to cook the perfect ham for Easter. It was by luck that I stumbled on this compelling story about feeding a sophisticated crowd via a cheap ham, called the “Ham Gambit.”  Most likely, the use of the word CHEAP got my attention because there are few people who are […]

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