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Archive for April, 2009

Around Christmas and Easter, and a few other times, you can find ready to cook hams in the grocery. They come in a shank portion and a butt portion. I go with the shank portion because it has less gristle and is easier to carve. A ready to cook ham has been wet cured and […]

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Tortilla Soup

Everyone seems to have their own version for tortilla soup. Some are thick, some are thin, some are creamy, some are brothy, some are red, some are green. This one’s mine. Without the fried tortilla strips, this soup wouldn’t be much. It would still taste good, but the tortilla strips make the meal. I don’t […]

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Last week Central Market had whole chickens on sale for an absurd price. Actually whole chickens are often very inexpensive and provide the base for an additional soup meal. You know how people always talk about how much money you can save cooking at home instead of eating out? If you ate like this every […]

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Super Thin Crust Pizza

I grew up near the best pizza restaurant in the the free world. Agatucci’s is unlike any other pizza I’ve ever eaten and has such a place in my heart, I’ve regularly considered moving back to the midwest just so I could eat it more frequently. I periodically have bursts of intense homesickness and have […]

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Blackened Red Snapper

Well, I should have had the seafood watch app on my iphone. Cause it looks like I went ahead and bought red snapper which is on the avoid list due to overfishing. Seafood has gotten incredibly hard to buy, I think. There are the environmental concerns to be aware of, then there are the health […]

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Sliced Chicken Salad

My husband wanted chicken salad for dinner and I was all, umm okay, gross. I hate mayonnaise. And he was all, what? And I realized he meant a green salad with chicken on it, not that other stuff people serve on bread and call a sandwich. This is totally not a recipe, but I’ll just […]

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Banana Bread

This recipe comes from my Great Aunt Marguerite, who I am embarrassed to say I can’t actually remember who she’s related to. I know she’s on my mother’s side, but past that I can’t remember. (Sorry Mom!) The sour cream is allegedly the key, though I’ve used yogurt as well and also like that. The […]

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