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Kathryn Kirlin
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Piña Colada Bread Pudding
Bread pudding is one of those comfort foods that I adore, and my husband is like, meh. So, I try not to make full recipes, I didn't really measure. I had a good sized loaf of bread leftover from yesterday, made a baguette for dinner. It was a soft, rich dou...

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Italian Sausage
I wanted to make lasagne, and tried something different. I made my own Italian sausage. First, a trip to the garden to gather fresh herbs: parsley, oregano, thyme, rosemary. Finely chop. Next, a trip to the pantry for spices, onion and garlic powder, fennel...

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Wine and Cheese al Fresco
I shopped for some cheeses that would go nicely with the Spanish Rice, as well as the Spanish wine. I picked up a nice Manchego, another smokey cheese, and a softer, plain farmers cheese. The grapes looked too good to resist!

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Spanish Rice
This is inspired by paella, but no saffron, no frozen peas, so I am calling it Spanish Rice. Ha!we have also discovered that we are not a fan of seafood in the mix, so I only used chicken and sausage. I used boneless, skinless chicken thighs for this. Also,...

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Smoked Turkey Sandwich
The perfect sandwich needs perfect bread, so, first things first. I have a selection of leftover beer in the fridge, some of which I probably won't drink. I grabbed a can, poured it into a bowl, and zapped it in the microwave to take the chill off. In a gla...

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Lobster Salad
I admit to using a frozen lobster from a box that I picked up at Wally World. Yep. Here goes: Chopped celery, diced shallot, tomato, seasonings. And diced, cooked lobster. Dressing: mayo, creme fraiche, salt, pepper, dill Chill.

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Dining al Fresco
I love eating outdoors. This was a date night dinner, starting with cheese fondue and bread. We grilled a couple of steaks and spicy bacon-wrapped shrimp. I marinated the shrimp in a mixture of chili powders and paprika, olive oil, and a bit of apple cider ...

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Tomato Soup
A friend of mine stopped by with some small tomatoes from her garden. I peeled (by dropping into boiling water briefly), and seeded them. I put the pulp and some of the strained juice into a small saucepan with some butter and cooked it down. I seasoned it ...

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Rhubarb & Raspberries
This is an easy treat! Slice rhubarb, add some water, sugar (I used about 11/2 cup for about 4-5 cups fruit). Then simmer gently until rhubarb is tender. Turn off the heat and add the raspberries. I served it with home made crime fraiche: heavy cream with s...

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