Monthly Archives: January 2012

Couscous with Raisins

Well, we needed something to serve with the pork chops in the last blog entry. This excellent dish also comes from The Provençal Cookbook by Gui Gedda and Marie-Pierre Moine, page 189. There seemed to be some logic in pairing … Continue reading

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Pork Chops with Pine Nuts

We based this dish on a recipe that used veal chops instead of pork. The source is Gui Gedda and Marie-Pierre Moine in The Provençal Cookbook, revised edition 2009, page 171. In addition to substituting pork for veal, we also used madeira … Continue reading

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Corn Muffins

We are in pursuit of the best corn muffin recipe because we have had too many that crumble back to cornmeal when you take the first bite. This recipe from the Barefoot Contessa, Ina Garten, goes a long way to … Continue reading

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Jeff’s Fresh Black Bean Salsa

This side dish went very nicely with the slow-cooked pork stew in the previous post. Jeff, in this case, is Jeff Corwin from Food Network. We liked the method used to soften the bite of the onion in this recipe. Jeff … Continue reading

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Easy Pork Stew in Chile Verde

What to serve several hungry young men (and women) last Sunday. As we had two days notice, we  decided to follow a Mexican theme. Using a slow cooker for the main dish freed up space in the kitchen for the … Continue reading

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Chicken and Waffle Sandwiches

We have served this recipe to guests twice in the last month to rave reviews. This might be a good sandwich for a Superbowl party, too. Reminds us of a supercharged BLT. We found this recipe in the December 2011 … Continue reading

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