Category: kitchen

roast chicken

INGREDIENTS 1 med onion, peeled and thickly sliced 3 stalks celery, halved lengthwise 4 carrots, trimmed and split lengthwise in half 1 (3 to 4 lb) whole chicken, cavity cleaned and rinsed Kosher or fine sea salt and freshly ground black pepper 1 lemon, quartered 1 small onion, trimmed, peeled, and quartered Fresh herbs such…

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4 real french dip

Around here we’re really fond of the traditional “French Dip” sandwich. Most good diners have one on the menu. The French Dip is easy to find when diners are open, quarantine is not in force and social distancing isn’t a thing. So…we haven’t had a good French Dip sandwich for more than a year. This…

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romantic dinner 4 two

The menu for dinner tonight is an artichoke, shrimp, a glass of wine, and the two of us. Simple but elegant in its own way. Cheers!! Prep is simple too. Artichokes: Buy the freshest (tightest) globes available. Trim away leaf points, tops and stems. Place stem end down in your pressure cooker or instant pot.…

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corn beef n’ cabbage

Would you like to cook something special for St. Patrick’s Day? You don’t need the luck of the Irish! Check out our recipe for corned beef and cabbage. INGREDIENTS 4 pounds corned beefcold water1 sprig thyme, several sprigs parsley bound together1 onion stuck with 6 whole clovespepper2 onions1 whole carrot1 large cabbagebutter INSTRUCTIONS Tie the beef…

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hamburger heaven

Hamburgers tonight folks–on homemade buns! Wonderful, and so easy: 1 cup warm water1 egg2 Tablespoons butter3 1/4 cups all purpose flour1/4 cup sugar2 teaspoons salt3 teaspoons active dry yeast NOTE: lately I've been loading all the ingredients in my bread machine, setting it to "dough" and skipping to the forming step. Works great. Saves time,…

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morning coffee

Good morning Dear Hearts Found this image online a while back. It literally stopped me dead in my tracks. I had to whip out my calculator and check for myself. Here’s how it breaks down: A 12-ounce tall coffee at your favorite quick brew kiosk will cost between $1.95 and $2.15, depending on your location.…

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