Monthly Archives: January 2008

Smoked Chicken & Dumplings

Will the winter ever end? Cold nights & chilly winds beg for rich, satisfying dishes. Here’s a version of this old classic comfort dish that I worked up to use a chicken I had hot-smoked on my new grill. You … Continue reading

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Spicy Pepper Bacon Pasta

I’ve been craving bacon & tomatoes, but in the winter, good tomatoes are hard to come by.  However, big, fire-engine-red bell peppers abound, and they’re sweet and tart and juicy and meaty and I have no idea where they come from. Holland, maybe, or Chile. … Continue reading

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Island Bread Pudding

Bread pudding is what happens when adults don’t have time to make French toast for breakfast. Breakfast for dessert! With booze! My favorite dark rum is Gosling’s Black Seal rum, from Bermuda, but any dark rum will work in this … Continue reading

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Shrimp Eggrolls

I love our little neighborhood Chinese restaurant, really I do. They’re very very nice, and some of their dishes are great, especially when I’m just too exhausted to lift a pot. However, I also enjoy building skills in the kitchen … Continue reading

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Baked Ziti

This is not exactly a gourmet dish, but it is one my favorites, and it’s pretty simple to make. Cheesy, chewy, crispy, heavenly, this baked ziti has a couple of nonstandard ingredients that should bring big smiles to your table. … Continue reading

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Herb-Roasted Game Hens

Herb-Roasted Game Hens serves 4 2 Cornish game hens (about 1-1/2 to 2 pounds each) 2 teaspoons olive oil 1 tablespoon minced fresh thyme Compound Butter 1 /2 cup butter, softened 1 tablespoon minced fresh thyme 2 tablespoons minced garlic … Continue reading

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Chocolate Bourbon Pecan Cake

For a real chocolate fix, nothing does the trick like a big pile of gooey, cakey, chocolatey goodness like this. Make sure you have plenty of cold milk to go with this. Chocolate Bourbon Pecan Cake For the cake 1 … Continue reading

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