Monthly Archives: June 2012

Sambal Shrimp

Sambal Oelek is one of my favorite pantry staples.  If you should ever not find it in my pantry, call someone immediately, for I am not well.  It’s an Asian fresh chile paste sold in most grocery stores these days.  … Continue reading

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Yucatan Chicken Tacos with Peanut Barbecue Sauce

When you hear the phrase “peanut sauce”, most people think of Thai food.  Peanut dipping sauce is their version of our American barbecue sauce.  I think everyone has tasted it by now, and most everyone would probably agree that it’s … Continue reading

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Buttermilk Ice Cream

I remember the first time I tried buttermilk.  I was visiting my grandparents’ house, something we did often.  They always, for better and for worse, let us have the run of the refrigerator and pantry; we could pretty much eat … Continue reading

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Chipotle Chicken Tortilla Soup

Time for another repeat meal post!  I first made this soup several years ago, and we were very impressed with it.  First of all, I love chicken tortilla soup.  I’ve eaten it countless times and I have very high standards … Continue reading

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Moroccan Chicken and Merguez Tagine

I am absolutely DYING to go to Morocco.  I want to see both Casablanca and Marrakech, in particular.  I am fascinated by their culture.  I’ve seen tons of pictures of both those cities, and the bright colors and intricate mosaics … Continue reading

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Grilled Banh Mi Sandwich

These just might be the best sandwiches on the planet.  If you’ve never tried a banh mi before, I implore you to track one down in your city as soon as possible. The banh mi sandwich is Vietnamese street food.  … Continue reading

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Chipotle Sliders with Homemade Ketchup

This is another repeat meal, one I’ve made several times over the years, sometimes for company.  It’s always a big hit.  I think it’s the homemade ketchup that really takes it over the top, but the burgers themselves are also … Continue reading

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