Tag Archives: white wine

Garam Masala Poached Pears

We received some excellent pears as gifts for Christmas. It was a nice problem to have, but we needed to find some way to use the pears before they went bad. We found two great recipes; this one we served … Continue reading

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Potatoes Braised in White Wine

We apologize for the hiatus in posts. Hopefully, our new oven will get us back on track. This recipe comes from food writer and former New York Times journalist, Mark Bittman. His recent newsletter featured twelve ways to prepare potatoes. … Continue reading

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Shrimp Cocktail with Cilantro-Lime Cocktail Sauce

We wanted an appetizer for the long wait for the turkey. This recipe fit the bill. We thought the cocktail sauce was decidedly better than store-bought, and even better than most of the homemade variations we have prepared. The broth … Continue reading

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Dry-Brined Turkey

This year we decided to try a dry brine approach to preparing the Thanksgiving turkey. We have had great success over several years with a wet brine recipe from Emeril Lagasse. That recipe is also on this blog. This dry … Continue reading

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Herb Roasted Chicken and Vegetables

We debated going out for Sunday dinner versus staying home. If we stayed home, it meant devoting much of the afternoon to meal preparation. Neither choice seemed satisfactory. Fortunately, we found this recipe that allowed us a home-cooked meal with … Continue reading

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Pork Medallions on Apple Compote with Black Pepper Cider Sauce

Wolfgang Puck’s column in our local newspaper carried this recipe recently. The dish is simple enough for a weeknight meal, but could also be the basis for a special dinner. The recipe calls for a total of one cup of … Continue reading

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Chicken Breasts with Curry Sauce and Golden Raisins

We can never have enough recipes for boneless chicken breasts. Especially recipes that answer the question, “What do we have to eat NOW?” Add in the bonus that this recipe grills the chicken to a delicious result, and bingo, we … Continue reading

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