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In the Kitchen: Lightning Bolt Apple Cake

If you are asked to supply a dessert for a holiday party, try this amazing take on a traditional fall classic, the apple cake. Have fun with this; make it your own. Don’t like apples? Try pears; sub walnuts or almonds for the pecans. Endless variations. Not too much stress. Rave reviews.

12/14/2014

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In the Kitchen: New Orleans Brunch Beignet

This is an incredible showy treat for brunch or a trim the tree party.

12/07/2014

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In the Kitchen: Italian Wedding Soup

This soup is perfect for the weekend after Thanksgiving: light, clean, soothing. Have fun with this; vary it as you see fit, i.e., add par cooked pasta–orzo is good–other vegetables such as carrots or tomatoes, even croutons. Make this your own. Make a lot (12 cups of broth) or a little (8 cups or ½ gallon), it’s all good.

11/30/2014

The Best Things About Thanksgiving

In the Kitchen: Recipes Using Thanksgiving Leftovers

We have not one, not two, but THREE recipes to choose from using leftovers from Thanksgiving.

11/28/2014

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In the Kitchen: Thanksgiving Oyster Pudding

Everyone in America seems to have one item that must be on the Thanksgiving table when they sit to give thanks. For many it is a particular stuffing with crabmeat, chestnuts, or a distinctive herb like marjoram or sage. For others it is pumpkin, cranberry or pecan pie. For some it is burritos. We are a nation of divergent tastes and traditions.

11/23/2014

Coconut Cream Pie

In the Kitchen: Stephenson’s Coconut Custard Pie

Stephenson’s was a long since closed SE Washington institution. The bakery made a number of items people would stand in line for after church on Sundays.

11/16/2014

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In the Kitchen: Calamari Cakes in Bibb Lettuce Cups

These are an interesting variation on crab cakes, made interesting by the bite and texture of calamari. There is a bit of heat in the mix and in the sauce, but this can be adjusted to taste.

11/09/2014

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In The Kitchen: Easy Bananas Foster

This is a simplified version of an elegant treat. Sugar, butter and ice cream transform humdrum bananas into a wow factor.

11/02/2014

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In the Kitchen: Turkey, Mushroom and Avocado Benedict

Regular Eggs Benedict is so “been there, done that.” Mix it up a bit with this recipe that involves turkey, mushroom and avocado.

10/26/2014

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In the Kitchen: Thai Seafood Stew

Like spicy? Like seafood? Like stew? Look no further!

10/19/2014

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