Monthly Archives: March 2011

Today’s Thoughts

My heart goes out to the people of Japan as I try to understand how people survive a tragedy of this unfathomable proportion… Listening to the national news is not my favorite thing to do…although I sometimes catch up with … Continue reading

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Tips for Crispy Fried Chicken

There are a lot of “secret recipes” for fried chicken. Some cooks swear by soaking the chicken overnight in buttermilk, others soak it in brine, or dip in beer batter, and a light coating of seasoned flour, some roll it … Continue reading

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Ramp Time

  I had my first taste of ramps for the season at Hellbender Burritos in Davis tonight. Their special was a Ramp and Cheese Quesadilla with ranch dressing…it was great! I prefer my ramps cooked as in the quesadilla. If … Continue reading

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Cottage Cheese… Anyway you like it

Pass the Cottage Cheese, please. Our family is a lover of Cottage Cheese, we prefer the large curd and eat it in many different ways. Some of our favorites are with fruit, in jello, with jelly or applebutter and with … Continue reading

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Using Coconut Oil

I have been wondering what oil is best for making granola.  I usually use canola oil, but sometimes there’s a slight  off-flavor, maybe due to overheating during the toasting step.  I intend to try peanut oil, but a couple weeks ago I noticed a container … Continue reading

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Indonesian Bakso

This week, my passion for soup continues…this recipe, however, has never been made by me…I’ve just had it waiting in a recipe folder to try sometime… If you get a chance to try it, let me know how it turns … Continue reading

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More for the Diabetic

Creamy Crab Bake * Prep Time: 15 minutes * Total Time: 20 minutes * Serves: 6 Ingredients * 2 tablespoons margarine, canola-based, trans-fat free * 3/4 cups green onion, chopped * 2 tablespoons parsley, fresh, chopped * 1 tablespoons cornstarch … Continue reading

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