Monthly Archives: June 2013

Shrimp Fra Diavolo. Hot Rock From The Temperance Movement.

Two young boys were whispering outside the church after hearing a scary sermon on the devil. The first one said, “Satan sounds awful. Do you think he’s real?” The second boy said, “I don’t know, but remember how Santa Claus … Continue reading

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Limoncello Tiramisu. Rocking Out With Bravado Blues.

Limoncello Tiramisu is a bright and cheerful dessert full of lemon flavor. The traditional coffee soaked ladyfingers are replaced with ones dipped into a limoncello based syrup. There is still the rich mascarpone filling, enriched with a lemony zabaglione (Italian … Continue reading

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Hot Buttery Brie Jalapeño Melts. Cool New Music From Bronze Radio Return.

Just because. Love paninis, but don’t have a press? No worries. A grill pan or skillet and a heavy cast-iron pan is all you need to make delicious pressed sandwiches like these Hot Buttery Brie Jalapeño Melts. Here the baguette … Continue reading

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Grilled Steak With Olive Salsa. Orzo Salad With Everything. Blasting The Hazey Janes.

I’ve been married for almost 20 years. Guilty as charged. This video nails it. (You are only allowed to laugh once, Sweetie.) We had this Grilled Steak With Olive Salsa and the Orzo Salad With Everything for dinner last night. … Continue reading

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Short And Sweet. Mini Maple Chocolate Chip Pancake Muffins.

Being that today is Father’s Day, I wanted to acknowledge an important father in my life: My husband, father to my four children. He’s loving, crazy smart, funny and never fails to see the bright side of everything (which, I … Continue reading

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Cheesy Manicotti. More Cheesy Music.

Q: What cheese is made backwards? A: Edam What cheese makes these Manicotti so cheesy? Lots of ricotta, mozzarella, provolone and Parmesan. A real cheese lover’s dream. There is a bit of spinach in there to make the dish healthy. … Continue reading

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Thai-Style Salad (Thai Larb). New Song From Gaoler’s Daughter.

I was looking for some jail jokes to go along with today’s band, but that turned up nothing to laugh about. So, in honor of all those sweating through final exams out there, here is a laugh for you….and me. … Continue reading

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Purple Ombré Cake. Adam Stafford Playing On The Stereo.

Ombré is a term thought to have originated in the textile industry to describe fabric or weavings that graduate in color from dark to light. At some stage a baker translated that into a cake with graduating hues. Sidebar: I … Continue reading

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Sesame Toasts With Poached Eggs And Avocado. Hot Music From The Thermals.

It has been almost a year since I discovered all of the goodness that is Avocado Toast and wrote about it here. I’m still obsessed with these absolutely wonderful toasts. They really don’t need any other embellishments to improve their … Continue reading

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Pink Champagne Cupcakes. New Music From Joseph Arthur.

This time of year there is lots to celebrate. These very easy and very festive Pink Champagne Cupcakes are perfect for a party. Champagne replaces water in the batter, imparting a very delicate flavor to the cake. The icing also … Continue reading

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