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Indian Pudding for Thanksgiving

November 20, 2011

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This is a truly traditional Thanksgiving dessert.  This recipe serves 6. Ingredients: 3 cups milk 1/3 cup molasses 1/3 cup corn meal 1/4 cup sugar 1/2 tsp cinnamon 1/4 tsp salt 1/4 tsp ginger Directions: Preheat oven to 300 degrees F. Bring milk to almost boiling (but not fully boiling) on medium heat. Stir in corn meal and molasses […]

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Tea Cakes! So British.

February 14, 2011

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So the  reason these are called tea cakes is that you absolutely must eat them with tea. Otherwise they’re a bit dry. Ingredients: 1 cup flour 1 tsp baking powder 1/4 tsp salt 1/4 cup butter (unsalted) 1/2 cup sugar 1 tsp vanilla 1 egg Directions: Pre-heat oven to 350 degrees F. Grease and flour […]

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Greek chicken kabobs and Greek salad

December 12, 2010

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You probably think of oregano and basil as Italian spices.  They are, of course, but you think that because they came to the U.S. inside the pizza!  I think of them as Greek spices because that’s my nationality.  Did you know that Hippocrates (of Hippocrates oath fame) used oregano as an antiseptic? Well, onto the […]

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Apple crisp pie

December 5, 2010

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Traditionally, this sort of thing might be called crumble top apple pie, but that’s not what this is. This is apple crisp. In a pie shell. Ingredients: 3-5 apples (3 if large; 5 if tiny) 1/4  cup salted butter 1/3 cup flour 1/2 cup sugar 1/2 tsp cinnamon pinch of nutmeg Directions: Preheat oven to 350 […]

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Crockpot chicken paprika

November 28, 2010

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A delicious creamy chicken dish with a light flavor.  You can also make this without the crockpot part, but I happen to be lazy. Ingredients: 3 skinless/boneless chicken breast halves 1 small chopped onion 1 teaspoon paprika 1/2 teaspoon salt 1 cup sour cream 1/2 cup water 1/2 teaspoon flour Directions: Whisk together sour cream, […]

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Pumpkin pudding: The low fat alternative to pie

November 21, 2010

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It’s that time of year again.  It’s the time to make something pumpkin-y.  But you are worried about the saturated fat in pie crust.  And to make it worse, you have a vegetarian in the family, which means that your only alternative to animal fats like lard are trans fats like Crisco.  Also, if you […]

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Baked Herbed Pork Chops

November 14, 2010

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I like this recipe because it allows me to make pork chops without using the broiler. Ingredients: Pork chops Olive oil Salt Pepper Thyme Directions: Preheat oven to 400 degrees F. Brush pork chops with olive oil, and sprinkle with salt, pepper, and thyme. Cut aluminium foil into squares and wrap each pork chop tightly. […]

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