• Tilapia with Chile Lime Butter
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    Tilapia with Chile Lime Butter

    Serves: 3

    Difficulty: Easy

    Yes, I’ve been cooking. No, I haven’t been writing about it. It seems like 99.999% of the things I’ve been cooking, lately, are things I’ve cooked a bazillion timers before. Nothing new. Nothing to really […]

  • San Francisco
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    San Francisco

    How many times have I driven under that sign? Ya need to stay middle-left lanes because the road splits – three lanes right to 280 Downtown and three lanes straight onto any number of city […]

  • Mom’s Cook Books
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    Mom’s Cook Books

    We’re heading off to San Francisco on Friday. I had rather hoped to have my cook book project finished before we went, but it ain’t gonna happen. When my mom gave me her cook books […]

  • Blushing Tomato Bread
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    Blushing Tomato Bread

    Time: About 3 hours - including rising and baking

    Difficulty: Moderately easy

    Makes: 2 loaves

    I’ve been working on reworking my mom’s cook books into something a bit more user-friendly. The originals are two loose-leaf binders that she glued, taped, or otherwise affixed recipes she found in newspapers, magazines, from […]

  • Chicken in Puff Pastry
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    Chicken in Puff Pastry

    Serves: 3

    Time: 35 minutes

    Difficulty: Easy

    I had chicken cutlets, I had bacon, I had puff pastry. I had dinner! This was seriously a clean-out-the-refrigerator meal, tonight. Little pieces of this and that, combined into a pretty tasty dinner. It started […]

  • Gumbo and Hot Sauce
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    Gumbo and Hot Sauce

      I have to admit I really do lead a charmed life. I mean… How many people have a container of homemade gumbo given to them at work? Count me as being the one! One […]

  • Lentil Soup
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    Lentil Soup

    Serves: 10

    Time: 2 hours, mostly unattended

    Difficulty: Easy

    When Providence hands you a ham bone, have Victor make Lentil Soup. Well… that’s what I do. You, of course, need to find your own Victor to make your soup – or make it yourself. […]

  • Ham and Eggs
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    Ham and Eggs

    Serves: However many you want

    Time: 20 Minutes

    Difficulty: Easy

    Our first home-cooked breakfast of 2015 consisted of organic free-range eggs cooked in imported Irish butter, ham flown in from Oklahoma, and tater tots. Yep. Tater tots. Or, rather, their non-national-brand store equivalent. I suppose I’m […]

Tilapia with Chile Lime Butter

Tilapia with Chile Lime Butter

Serves: 3

Difficulty: Easy

San Francisco
Mom’s Cook Books
Blushing Tomato Bread

Blushing Tomato Bread

Time: About 3 hours - including rising and baking

Difficulty: Moderately easy

Makes: 2 loaves

Chicken in Puff Pastry

Chicken in Puff Pastry

Serves: 3

Time: 35 minutes

Difficulty: Easy

Gumbo and Hot Sauce
Lentil Soup

Lentil Soup

Serves: 10

Time: 2 hours, mostly unattended

Difficulty: Easy

Ham and Eggs

Ham and Eggs

Serves: However many you want

Time: 20 Minutes

Difficulty: Easy

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Tilapia with Chile Lime Butter

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Serves: 3

Difficulty: Easy

Yes, I’ve been cooking. No, I haven’t been writing about it. It seems like 99.999% of the things I’ve been cooking, lately, are things I’ve cooked a bazillion timers before. Nothing new. Nothing to really […]

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Posted: February 14, 2015

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Mom’s Cook Books

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Posted: January 28, 2015

We’re heading off to San Francisco on Friday. I had rather hoped to have my cook book project finished before we went, but it ain’t gonna happen. When my mom gave me her cook books […]

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Blushing Tomato Bread

Blushing Tomato Bread

Time: About 3 hours - including rising and baking

Difficulty: Moderately easy

Makes: 2 loaves

I’ve been working on reworking my mom’s cook books into something a bit more user-friendly. The originals are two loose-leaf binders that she glued, taped, or otherwise affixed recipes she found in newspapers, magazines, from […]

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Goodbye, Cybil Shepherd

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Posted: January 15, 2015

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Chicken in Puff Pastry

Chicken in Puff Pastry

Serves: 3

Time: 35 minutes

Difficulty: Easy

I had chicken cutlets, I had bacon, I had puff pastry. I had dinner! This was seriously a clean-out-the-refrigerator meal, tonight. Little pieces of this and that, combined into a pretty tasty dinner. It started […]

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Gumbo and Hot Sauce

Gumbo and Hot Sauce

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Posted: January 5, 2015

  I have to admit I really do lead a charmed life. I mean… How many people have a container of homemade gumbo given to them at work? Count me as being the one! One […]

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Lentil Soup

Lentil Soup

Serves: 10

Time: 2 hours, mostly unattended

Difficulty: Easy

When Providence hands you a ham bone, have Victor make Lentil Soup. Well… that’s what I do. You, of course, need to find your own Victor to make your soup – or make it yourself. […]

View Recipe

 
Ham and Eggs

Ham and Eggs

Serves: However many you want

Time: 20 Minutes

Difficulty: Easy

Our first home-cooked breakfast of 2015 consisted of organic free-range eggs cooked in imported Irish butter, ham flown in from Oklahoma, and tater tots. Yep. Tater tots. Or, rather, their non-national-brand store equivalent. I suppose I’m […]

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New Year Ham

New Year Ham

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Posted: January 1, 2015

I’ve had city hams and country hams. Spiral cut and out of a can. Bone-in, bone-out, Virginia hams, Kentucky hams, and Honeybaked hams. Brown County Indiana hams, Niman Ranch hams, Cure 81 hams, and ham […]

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