Monthly Archives: November 2010

Pre-Thanksgiving Appetizer Night!

Well, Thanksgiving 2010 has come and gone, and I have much to blog about!  It was a wonderful few days spent taking a break from work, sleeping in, watching movies, spending quality time with Matt, the cats, and some friends, … Continue reading

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Vietnamese Chicken Curry

Welcome to Arbitrary Project – Curry installment 3!  This was very good, mild in heat level, and used some ingredients, like sweet potatoes, that I don’t traditionally associate with curries.  This recipes came from, again, “The Essential Wok Cookbook”.  I … Continue reading

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Pumpkin Pie Pancakes

This was our Sunday brunch, and it was fantastic!  I’ve been working on my pumpkin pancake recipe for several years now, and I finally feel comfortable sharing it.  These were more sweet than savory, and very rich!  I wouldn’t want … Continue reading

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Date Night!! Turkey Turnovers and Pumpkin Cake

This was our most recent Date Night, it was kind of a preview for Thanksgiving.  I have a lot of shredded cooked turkey breast meat in my freezer, and I’ve been slowly using it up.  These turnovers used puff pastry, … Continue reading

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Balinese Seafood Curry

Welcome to the second installment of Arbitrary Project – Curry!  This seafood curry came from “The Essential Wok Cookbook”.  It was very good, albeit a bit hot!!  I used the amount of chiles called for, but this recipe said to … Continue reading

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Greek Layered Dip

This is a play on Mexican Seven Layer Dip, which is one of my absolute favorite snack foods!  This dish made a few changes to its inspiration.  First of all, with the addition of the ground lamb, this became an entrée, … Continue reading

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Brussels Sprouts and Bacon Frittata

This was our Sunday brunch, and it was very, very good.  I found it in the November 2008 issue of Rachael Ray’s magazine.  Quite tasty, pretty healthy, and easy to do! Ingredients: 12 ounces of bacon, cut into large pieces … Continue reading

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Date Night!! Caesar Roasted Swordfish, Asparagus, and Deconstructed Strawberry Shortcakes

This was a really elegant Date Night, but it was easy to put together.  With the exception of the asparagus, all of it came from a new book, “How Easy is That?” by Ina Garten.  The asparagus I just sauteed … Continue reading

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Zucchini and Olive Pizza

This pizza was amazingly delicious! I found it in “Giada at Home” and it was sooo good. We could not stop raving about it. This is a fantastic vegetarian option, too. And the good news is that it was so … Continue reading

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Thai Duck and Pineapple Curry

Here is my first installment of Arbitrary Project – Curry! It was really delicious. Very easy to make, too. I got this recipe from “The Essential Wok Cookbook”, which is a book I found in Borders a long time ago … Continue reading

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