Tag Archives: white wine

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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Nyons Chicken

Baked olives are the key to this recipe. The author calls for Nyons olives, a French variety which we have not been able to find locally, but Kalamata olives make a great substitute. Here is a link that shows both … Continue reading

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Creamy Winter Vegetable Soup

This recipe might be called “Clean Out the Vegetable Bin” or “Chop ’til You Drop,” but Creamy Winter Vegetable Soup is the name Rachael Ray gave it on Food Network, so that’s the name for the blog, too. The link … Continue reading

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