Tag: MORE-RECIPES

the best apple pie

As I told you earlier, we don’t go out too often. When we do, Tahoe Joe’s Steak House is a choice we enjoy, especially during the winter when they offer an exceptional apple pie a la mode with hot bourbon sauce. Yummy…! And expensive. Lately D’s been working on perfecting THE Best Homemade Apple Pie. As…

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the best pie crust

Crust for D’s better’n Joe’s Apple Pie We don’t indulge in dinner out too often. When we do, Tahoe Joe’s Steak House is a choice we enjoy, especially in winter when they offer an exceptional apple pie a la mode with hot bourbon sauce. Yummy! Lately D’s been perfecting THE Best Apple Pie.  It’s way…

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easy bread

easy as stir, rise, bake! Recently we’ve been seeing ads on TV for a new bread mix ‘now on your grocer’s shelves’. The ads looked very intriguing. So…we bought one! And we got a very nice box – with a packet of active dry yeast,  a packet containing 1 tablespoon of sugar and, last but…

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lemon cream scones

Hooray! The summer heat has finally broken. Today dawned cold and gray with a threat of rain. Dick left the house early, something he hasn’t done for a long time.  He’s been doing Jury Duty this week so I’ve been on my own a lot more than I’m used to these days. With those factors…

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peppers and pork

Early October brings our harvest to a close. This summer we’ve enjoyed lettuce, tomatoes, onions, and… Yellow Banana Peppers. Lots of ’em.  The days have remained very warm, right up until this week…mostly high 90’s and even a few triple digits…so I’ve been able to fill the freezer with these beauties for use over the…

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meat balls

  “The key to creativity is knowing how to hide your sources”. _Albert Einstein About 15 minutes before dinner Saturday night D said, “I know what I want to eat tonight.” “Okay. What?” “Spaghetti and meat balls.” Now you might think “not gonna happen.” But the truth is this favorite is very doable in 30 minutes.…

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taco bowls

Saturday Night Fast Food I found this cool idea in cyberspace awhile back and thought it would be great for holding our quick and easy taco salad. Last night was one of those “what do you want to eat? I’ve run out of ideas” nights.  Then I remembered these. Here’s what I came up with:…

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tri-tip Nana style

Before we moved to Central California I’d never heard of a Tri-Tip. Apparently I’m not alone. My friends from the East Coast look at me dumb-founded when I tell them we’ll be having Tri-Tip for dinner.  If you’re one of those poor souls who have never had the pleasure…HERE is what Wikipedia has to say…

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it’s all about basil

In summer our cooking slows way down.  We grill meats and back our starch intake down to cold pasta or potato salads.  The garden gives us herbs and tomatoes, and lots of ’em, so it’s not unusual for dinner to consist of a protein, fresh sliced tomatoes and a salad incorporating herbs of one variety or another.…

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Nana’s biscotti

This morning my mouth  wanted Biscotti for breakfast!  Guess what?  No Biscotti in the freezer.  That means I’m gonna have to bake!  I haven’t baked Biscotti for months, even though Laurie asked me to post the recipe months ago!  Okay – let’s just kill two with one here: I get my craving satisfied and Laurie gets her how to:…

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