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5/2 fasting diet

100-calorie fruit parfait

9/20/2013 meps 0

When you are eating carefully, as on the 5/2 diet, it’s best to eat food that nourishes your spirit as well as your body. This beautiful fruit parfait serves 2 healthy eaters, giving them each […]

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Breakfast

Aebleskiver

4/3/2012 meps 0

Aebleskiver (pronounced able-skeever) are the strangest pancakes I’ve ever eaten…also the most delicious! They’re Danish, and I was introduced to them by my friend Philip Wilson, who is a) tall and b) of Danish descent. […]

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Dips

Alice Fobes’ Pink Shrimp Dip

7/14/2004 meps 0

My family has a tradition of serving a buffet on Christmas eve. This dip is a nice, colorful choice, with crackers. 2 3-oz pkgs cream cheese 1/3 C mayonnaise 3 T chili sauce 2 t […]

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Favorites

Amazing Garlic Rice with Amaranth

4/23/2010 meps 1

The texture of this dish is amazing because it’s so creamy. But you can make it without the amaranth, using a whole cup of rice instead. It’s worth it for the taste of the garlic […]

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Meps original

Andalusian olive soup

10/30/2006 meps 0

A caveat: This is not an authentic Andalusian recipe. But it needed a catchy name. And when I served it to my friend, John, he said it reminds him of the food he ate in […]

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Desserts

Aplets

7/14/2004 meps 0

This is a homemade version of a delicious treat called Aplets and Cotlets. We bought candy boxes and paper candy wrappers and gave these as Christmas presents one year. A big part of giving food […]

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Favorites

Apple Cranberry Relish

7/14/2004 meps 0

Ingedients for Apple-Cranberry relish 1 c fresh cranberries 1 large eating apple, peeled and cored and chunked 1/2 med. orange, with rind, quartered, seeds removed 1/4 lemon, with rind, seeds removed 1/4 c raisins 2 […]

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Desserts

Apple Crunch (easy!)

1/28/2005 meps 2

I can never find this when I search, because I always type in “Apple Crisp.” Or “Pear Crisp,” because every year, we have an overwhelming abundance of pears. Either way, it’s a delicious apple- or […]

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Cookies & Candies

Apricot ginger cookies

3/15/2006 meps 0

This is a great cookie recipe with no eggs — good for vegans, folks with allergies, and people who have run out of eggs! 1/4 C butter 1/2 C sugar 2 T light corn syrup […]

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Ethnic

Arroz con Pollo (Spanish style)

11/13/2013 meps 0

I grew up eating a lot of Cuban Arroz con Pollo, a dish my mother learned when she lived in Florida. As a child, I naively assumed that all Arroz con Pollo was Cuban. But […]

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Barry's family

Artichoke Dip

7/14/2004 meps 0

This is a favorite for our traditional Christmas eve buffet. From Sharon Stellrecht. l 14oz can artichoke hearts (not the marinated sort) l cup Hellman’s Mayo (the “light” kind is fine, but why bother?) l […]

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Appetizers

Asian grilled eggplant

5/14/2012 meps 0

I don’t know anybody who just “sorta” likes eggplant. Either you love it or you hate it. We love it. Take a big purple eggplant. Wash it and cut off the stem end. Cut it […]

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Holidays

Awesome Turkey Gravy

1/12/2012 meps 0

Gravy is a sauce and is usually just broth thickened with cooked flour. The broth-flour mixture doesn’t become thickened until the flour cooks, usually at boiling temperature. Most gravy tastes better if some of the […]

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Dips

Bacon and roasted pepper spread

5/5/2007 meps 0

The next time I make this, I’ll probably add a little milk, sour cream, or yogurt to thin it down. This recipe is definitely a spread, but it would also be tasty as a dip. […]

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Breakfast

Baked eggs

9/28/2007 meps 1

This is an excellent way to prepare eggs for a large crowd. Barry once fixed this for a Mother’s Day brunch, where we served almost 50 people. One woman, as she took a third helping, […]

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Tried and tested

Baked macaroni and cheese

5/3/2006 meps 1

Serves 6 to 8. 8 oz macaroni 2 C shredded rat cheese (cheddar, colby, or co-jack) 3 eggs 1-1/3 C milk 1/2 t salt Dash cayenne pepper 1/2 C bread crumbs Paprika Boil the macaroni […]

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Appetizers

Baked Oysters Espy

12/25/2006 meps 0

This is nice and spicy, and a great way to fix oysters for folks who don’t usually enjoy them. 12 medium oysters, shucked 1/4 C catsup 1-3 t Tabasco sauce 1 T Worcestershire sauce 2 […]

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Desserts

Balsamic-mint marinated strawberries

10/9/2007 meps 0

Big thanks to David Merwin for serving this on Sunday…it was the talk of the party! 1/4 C balsamic vinegar 1/4 C sugar Big handful of fresh mint 1 lb strawberries, hulled and quartered Mix […]

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Desserts

Banana Bread

7/14/2004 meps 0

From Denise Morts, Expeditors, 2002 Ingredients 2 eggs 1 1/2 cup sugar (I use 1+ cups; my family uses 1 1/2 to 1 3/4 cups) 1 tsp vanilla 1/2 cup oil 1/3 cup sour milk […]

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Beverages

Banana smoothie without a blender

2/10/2006 meps 0

1/2 very ripe banana 1/4 C vanilla soymilk 1/4 C yogurt 1/2 C water 2 t brown sugar In a jar or cocktail shaker, use a fork to mash the banana with the soymilk. Add […]

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Meat

Barbecued Hamburger Mix (aka Sloppy Joes)

11/26/2004 barry 0

4 medium onions, chopped 3 cloves garlic, finely chopped 2 cups chopped celery tops 4 pounds hamburger 1 tablespoon salt (go a little light) 1/2 teaspoon pepper 3 tablespoons Worcestershire sauce 2 12-ounce bottles catsup […]

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Barry's family

Barbecued Lima Beans

3/8/2009 meps 0

Even lima-haters will enjoy this. It’s a family favorite from Barry’s Mom. 1/2 lb salt pork 2 C dried lima beans 5-1/2 C water 2 T vegetable oil 3/4 cup chopped onion 1 clove garlic, […]

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Barry's family

Barbecued Spareribs

12/25/2006 meps 0

The original recipe for this came from Harrison’s Restaurant, in Grandview (Columbus), Ohio. Good barbecued spareribs are made in two basic steps: Cooking the ribs and then applying the barbecue sauce. First, cook the ribs […]

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Favorites

BARBIE’S “REAL” BREAD

7/14/2004 meps 0

Step one: Sponge Combine 6 cups lukewarm water 1 1/2 cups powdered milk 3/4 cup sugar/honey/molasses 1/2 cup soy grits or chopped garbanzo beans (optional) (bran flakes, wheat germ, oat germ, cracked wheat) 4 cups […]

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Breakfast

Barbie’s Breakfast

9/16/2007 meps 1

An old favorite from our dear friend Barbie deLackner, known to her fans as Elizabeth Bolton. Serves 2 4 strips bacon 1/2 green pepper, diced 1 medium onion, diced 1/2 C sliced mushrooms 3-5 eggs […]

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Breakfast

Basque Piperade

12/25/2006 meps 0

Basque piperade is a delicious egg dish, a specialty of the region of France that borders Spain. Because of the proximity of the two countries, many recipes of the region show a Spanish influence. 1/2 […]

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Cakes

Beatnik Cake

3/5/2006 meps 1

This makes an excellent, long-lasting, moist cake. The texture is similar to carrot cake, but you cannot actually see the beets, so they are just a mystery ingredient. If you don’t garnish the cake with […]

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Spreads

Beer Mustard

7/14/2004 meps 0

1 C dry mustard powder 2/3 C strong-flavored beer or ale 1/4 C molasses 1/4 t salt 1/8 t turmeric 1/2 C minced dried peaches or apricots 1 T minced candied ginger Mix together mustard […]

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Salads

Beet and apple salad

8/22/2005 meps 0

4-5 medium beets, cooked and cut in cubes 1 large granny smith apple, unpeeled, cut in cubes 1/4 C slivered red or sweet onion 1 T canola oil 1 t balsamic vinegar 1/4 t salt […]

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Barry's family

Beet hummus

9/23/2010 meps 0

1/2 lb pound beets, cooked, peeled, and diced 2 T tahini 4-5 T lemon juice 1-3 cloves garlic, finely minced 1 T cumin 1 T lemon zest 1/4 t salt 1-1/2 t sesame oil (optional) […]

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Indian

Beets, Indian Style

7/14/2004 meps 0

I can’t remember where I found this, but the instructions were a little too terse: Saute some Indian spices with 1 T ground rice. Add grated beets. Simmer in coconut milk until beets are soft […]

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Appetizers

Best Baba Ghanouj

3/18/2009 meps 1

The ingredient list for this one is simple! It’s the slightly unusual method of preparation that makes it awesome. If you want a more Americanized Baba Ghanouj, where the eggplant contributes more texture than flavor, […]

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Dips

Black Bean Dip

5/9/2010 meps 1

1 can black beans, drained Several tablespoons of olive oil Several tablespoons of lime juice Several teaspoons of chili powder About a teaspoon of ground cumin Large clove of garlic, diced very fine Mash all […]

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Barry's family

Black Hawk Salad

7/14/2004 meps 0

Toss with Lettuce: Dried Onion Flakes (re hydrated) or fresh chopped onions Italian salad dressing (e.g. Good Seasons) Put on plates, and sprinkle with: Parmesan Cheese Bacon Bits (or Bacos…)

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Favorites

BLACKFOOT FRY BREAD ~ DOUBLE RECIPE

7/14/2004 meps 0

2 cups warm water 2 packages dry yeast 4 Tablespoons soft butter 2 Tablespoons sugar 2 teaspoons salt 6 cups white flour Place water in bowl. Sprinkle yeast over water and allow to stand in […]

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Alcoholic

Blender Sangria

3/9/2007 meps 0

This was the most beautiful course of our Valentine’s Day dinner this year. We took so long to photograph them, they sort of melted…but still tasted heavenly! 2 C red wine 2 C orange juice […]

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Quick Breads

Boston Brown Bread

1/9/2006 meps 1

Makes 2 loaves, but if you have a large enough roaster, you can easily double it. 1 C rye flour 1 C cornmeal 1 C whole wheat flour 2 t baking soda 1 t salt […]

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Meat

Bourbon Baked Beans

3/8/2008 meps 0

These are addictive, and the wonderful aroma will fill the house. 1 lb bulk sausage or 1/2 lb bacon 4 16-oz cans baked beans 1 16-oz can crushed pineapple, drained 1 12-oz jar chili sauce […]

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Asian

Braised Quail Eggs with Tofu

7/3/2006 meps 0

1/2 lb firm tofu, cut into 1/2-inch slices 6 T vegetable oil 10 mushrooms 8 hard-boiled quail eggs, peeled (you can find these canned in Oriental groceries, or used about 3 regular eggs, quartered) 1 […]

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Cookies & Candies

Bret’s Chocolate Chip Cookies

7/14/2004 meps 0

From Bret Sutton at Expeditors International Affectionately known as COCCCs Oven 375. Makes about 100. 2 cups butter or margarine or Crisco 1 1/2 cups sugar 2 cups (packed) brown sugar 4 eggs 1 tsp. […]

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Side Dishes

BROCCOLI CROWN (AKA SPINACH CROWN)

7/14/2004 meps 0

2 pkgs broccoli (or substitute spinach) 1 small onion, chopped 1/2 stick (1/4 C) butter 1/4 C flour 1 tsp seasoned salt 1 C milk 3 eggs 1/2 C mayonnaise 1/4 C parsley 1. Cook […]

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Cookies & Candies

Buckeyes

7/14/2004 meps 1

There’s a small warning about these: When you serve them, you may be mistaken for an Ohio State fan, or Buckeye. I went to a potluck in Seattle once, and I saw a plate of […]

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Desserts

Butterscotch Pudding

7/14/2004 meps 0

A rather “chatty” recipe from the back of the brown sugar bag. 2-1/4 C milk, divided 3 T cornstarch 1/4 t salt 2 T unsalted butter 1 C light brown sugar, packed 1 t vanilla […]

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Desserts

Butterscotch Pudding Mix

1/11/2007 meps 0

1-3/4 C brown sugar 3/4 C dry milk powder (I used the “Kiss of Cream” kind) 1 C cornstarch 1/4 t salt Combine all ingredients and store in container with tight-fitting lid. Makes 3 cups […]

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Favorites

Caesar salad (original version)

7/14/2004 meps 0

Serves 4-6, based on Caesar’s 1925 recipe from his restaurant in Tijuana. This version was written by his daughter. 2 large crisp heads romaine lettuce Garlic Salt About 3/4 C best-quality olive oil 2 C […]

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Alcoholic

Caipirinha

5/8/2006 meps 0

The quintessential Brazilian cocktail. Pronounced ky-pee-REEN-ya. 1 lime 1 T sugar 1 shot cachaça (the ones in Brazil were so strong, I suspect a “shot” means about 4 ounces!) Ice Cut the lime into 4 […]

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Barry's family

Cajun Jambalaya in the slow cooker

1/8/2006 meps 1

This flavorful recipe comes from Julie Miller, Barry’s sister. We had it with Frank’s Red Hot Sauce, but Melinda’s XXX would be even better. Serves 8. The smaller amounts allow it to fit in a […]

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Baked

Cake-in-a-mug

9/25/2013 meps 0

Serves 1-2. 2 T butter 2 T flour 2 T sugar 1 T dark cocoa 1 T semi-sweet chocolate chips 1/2 t baking powder 1 egg yolk 1 T water 1 t vanilla (vary the […]

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Campfire

Campfire-roasted onions

7/3/2007 meps 0

If you’ve ever eaten a deep-fried “blooming” onion, you’ll find this to be a relatively healthy variation. You can do them in a campfire or use a charcoal barbecue. 2 large sweet onions, such as […]

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Epic fail

Canning Ground Beef

1/7/2009 meps 0

This recipe at the bottom of this page was given to me by Aggie, a circumnavigating sailor on Honey Moon from Mooloolaba, Australia. Unfortunately, when I tried it, none of my jars sealed, and the […]

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Dips

Caponata

11/7/2006 meps 0

1 large eggplant 2 T olive oil 3 cloves garlic, minced 1 medium onion, diced 1/2-1 t salt 3 T tomato paste 1/4 C red wine vinegar (you can also use a mixture of cider […]

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Cookies & Candies

Caramel-frosted Pumpkin Cookies

10/18/2009 meps 0

The cookie part of this recipe can also be used to make large pumpkin whoopie (woopie) pies. Fill them with white cream from the woopie pie recipe instead of the caramel frosting. 3 C sugar […]

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Meps original

Carmelized Carrots

7/26/2011 meps 0

This is so simple, it’s hardly a recipe. It’s the most wonderful thing that has ever happened to a carrot. Julienne or slice 4 large carrots. In a large skillet, heat a tablespoon of sesame […]

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Salads

Carrot Apple Salad

11/12/2005 meps 0

2 large carrots, grated 1 large apple, grated 1/2 C raisins 2 T plain yogurt 1 T honey Juice of 1 lemon First, plump the raisins. You can put them in a small bowl and […]

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Cookies & Candies

Carrot Bars

7/14/2004 meps 0

4 beaten eggs 2 c. sugar 1 1/2 c. oil 2 t. soda 1 t. salt 1 to 2 t. cinnamon 2 c. flour 3 small baby food jars of strained carrots Mix first 7 […]

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Cakes

Carrot Walnut Cake

7/14/2004 meps 1

After much discussion about carrot cakes, Barry made this one for Margaret Willson’s birthday party in 2003. She was adamant: No pineapple! The results were still fantastic. If you’re looking for a recipe with pineapple, […]

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Meps original

Carrots in rhubarb sauce

4/26/2010 meps 0

6 medium carrots, in 1/2-inch dice 3 large stalks rhubarb, cut into 1-inch chunks 1 tsp lemon zest 1 C water 4 cloves garlic, minced fine Salt to taste Cook the carrots, rhubarb, lemon zest, […]

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Brazilian

Caruru — simple version

6/21/2006 meps 0

What makes this carurú (pronounced kah-ruh-ROO) simple is the use of the food processor, and the fact that it’s just an okra side dish. It’s not special, like the ritual version that’s served in Brazil […]

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Favorites

CASHEW RICE WITH PEAS

7/14/2004 meps 0

1 C basmati rice 1/2 C roasted cashew pieces 1/2 C peas 2 T ghee (or butter) pinch of turmeric pinch of hing (onion/garlic substitute) 1/2 t salt 1-3/4 C water Wash rice. In a […]

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Side Dishes

CHEESE PUDDING

7/14/2004 meps 0

From Stevie’s files, circa 1981 5-8 sliced buttered wheat bread, cut in cubes 3/4 lb grated cheddar cheese 4 eggs, lightly beaten 2 C milk 1/2 T salt and pepper 1/2 T dry mustard 2 […]

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Meat

Cheesy Baked Chicken

10/2/2005 meps 0

In countries where turmeric it is used regularly in curries, fewer people get Alzheimer’s Disease. As a result, I put turmeric in just about anything I can think of! 4 boneless chicken breasts 3 T […]

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Sauces

Chermoula

3/2/2007 meps 0

1 bunch cilantro or parsley, or a mixture of the two 4 cloves garlic 2 t cumin 1/4 t red pepper flakes 1/4 C olive oil 1/4 C lemon juice In a food processor, chop […]

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Desserts

Cherry-Plum Slump

10/22/2004 meps 0

From an article entitled “Slumps, grunts, and betties” in BHG New England’s slump is topped with biscuit dumplings, which flatten or “slump” during cooking. In Cape Cod, a slump may be known as a “grunt” […]

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Cookies & Candies

Chewy flourless chocolate cookies

9/23/2010 meps 0

1-3/4 C powdered sugar 1/2 C cocoa powder 2 t cornstarch 1/4 t salt 2 egg whites 1 C coarsely chopped, toasted walnuts, pecans, peanuts, or sunflower seeds (I think this recipe would also be […]

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Appetizers

Chex (TM) Party Mix, Schulte-style

12/2/2005 meps 1

I recently discovered a truly antique recipe from my mother’s collection for Onion-Seasoned Bite-Size Biscuits, which seems to be the precursor to Chex Mix. Thank goodness some marketing guru came up with a catchier name! […]

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Meat

Chicken and asparagus in red sauce

1/31/2006 meps 1

2 chicken breasts 3/4 C Italian dressing (homemade is best, do not use lowfat) 1 onion, chopped 1 green pepper, chopped 1/2 lb asparagus, cut in 1-inch pieces 3 T tomato sauce Marinate the chicken […]

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Favorites

Chicken Fingers Parmesan

7/14/2004 meps 0

4 chicken breasts (about 1-1/3 lbs, boneless) 1/2 C bread crumbs 1/2 C parmesan, grated 1 t basil 1 T olive oil 1 14-1/2 oz can tomatoes, chopped 1 6-oz can tomato paste 1/3 C […]

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Asian

Chicken Hot and Sour Soup

1/15/2006 meps 0

This hot and sour chicken soup is a variant of our favorite Chinese soup, Sour and Pungent Soup. You can thicken this if you like with cornstarch, or slowly stir a beaten egg into the […]

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Favorites

Chicken Salad, Hot

7/14/2004 meps 0

1 chicken, boiled and boned (10 oz boned) 1 can cream of chicken soup 2 2/3 cups crushed potato chips 2 hardboiled eggs, cut up 1 cup diced celery 1 tsp onion, minced 3/4 cup […]

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Meat

Chicken with Artichoke Hearts

7/14/2004 meps 0

This recipe was annotated for Charles Mickelson by Gerie Ventura. I love her sense of humor! 4 skinless, boneless chicken breast halves salt and pepper to taste 1 Tbsp olive oil 1 Tbsp butter 14 […]

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Meat

Chili Cheese Squash

7/14/2004 meps 0

From the newspaper — annotated “yummy!” 4 Delicata or 2 acorn squash (about 2 lbs), cut in half lengthwise and seeded 2 C cooked turkey or chicken, cut in 1/2-inch pieces 8 dried apricots, cut […]

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Favorites

Chillaquillas

8/23/2004 meps 2

I fixed this for our friend Wally of Gypsy Wind last night. I referred to it as “Mexican Lasagna.” After his first couple of bites, Wally asked, “What is Mexican Lasagna?” Barry replied, “Chillaquillas.” Wally […]

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Asian

Chinese Radish Salad

7/14/2004 meps 0

1 1/2 cups red radishes 1 t. salt 1 cup ice water 1 T. soy sauce 1 t. sugar 1 t. sesame oil 1 t. vinegar Wash radishes and trim ends. Make cuts 1/16 of […]

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Bread machine

Chocolate Chip Bread

7/14/2004 meps 0

This is so decadent, it’s almost like a cake. A great way to impress houseguests. Place ingredients in your bread machine in the order indicated in the manual, and press start. If you add the […]

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Favorites

Chocolate Chip Pie

7/14/2004 meps 0

From Jerrol, former roommate to Margaret and Phyllis during house remodeling phase (1997?) 1 C sugar 1/2 C flour, less 2 T 2 eggs, beaten 1 stick butter 1 t vanilla 1 C semi-sweet chocolate […]

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Desserts

Chocolate Chocolate-Chip Pudding

1/9/2010 meps 0

1 egg 2 T cornstarch 2 T cocoa 2-3 T sugar (depending on your sweet tooth) Generous pinch of salt 2 C milk Lots of chocolate chips and white chocolate chips Beat the egg in […]

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Cookies & Candies

CHOCOLATE OATMEAL BARS

7/14/2004 meps 0

1 C flour 1/2 t cinnamon 1 C (2 sticks) butter or margarine, softened 1/2 C sugar 1/2 C packed brown sugar 1-1/2 t vanilla 1 egg 1-1/4 C quick or old-fashioned oats, uncooked 2 […]

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Cookies & Candies

Chocolate Truffles

7/14/2004 meps 0

6 ounces good quality semisweet, bittersweet or milk chocolate 1/2 cup plus 1 tablespoon whipping cream Dutch process cocoa powder (if coating, 8 to 10 ounces good quality coating chocolate, semisweet, bittersweet, or milk) Coarsely […]

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Cookies & Candies

Chocolate walnut drops (big soft cookies)

7/14/2004 meps 0

For another soft-batch cookie recipe, see Giant chocolate chippers. 3 squares (1 ounce each) semisweet chocolate 2 1/4 cups flour 1 teaspoon baking soda 1/2 teaspoon salt 3/4 cup butter or margarine, softened 3/4 cup […]

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Appetizers

Chocolate-Mocha Dusted Almonds

5/5/2006 meps 1

1/2 C powdered sugar 1 T cocoa 1 T instant coffee powder 2/3 C semi-sweet chocolate chips 2 C almonds In a large bowl, comgine the sugar, coffee, and cocoa. Pour chocolate chips into a […]

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Desserts

Chocomint Chex Snacks

4/28/2013 meps 0

I saw something like this on the internet and realized that this was the answer to Girl Scout Thin Mint cookies for gluten-free eaters. Here’s how I made my first batch. It’s not very sweet; […]

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Cookies & Candies

CHRISTMAS CRUNCH

7/14/2004 meps 1

Like a Heath bar. Served at SWSA Mother’s Day brunch with rave reviews. 1-3/4 C sugar 1/3 C light corn syrup 1 C margarine or butter (2 sticks) 8 oz slivered blanched almonds, lightly toasted […]

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Meps original

Cilantro brown rice

10/23/2007 meps 0

2 C brown rice 3-1/2 C water 2 T olive oil 2 T lime juice 1 t grated lime rind, or 1/2 t Key Lime oil 2 t sugar 1 t salt 1 C cilantro, […]

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Meat

Cincinnati Chili

7/14/2004 meps 0

From Erika Reithmiller-Bol, when we stayed with them in Denver in 1993 2 lbs ground beef 4 medium onions, chopped 1 clove garlic 2 t vinegar 1 12-oz can tomato paste 2-3 T chili powder […]

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Cookies & Candies

Cindy’s Sugar Cookies

2/2/2010 meps 0

Our friend Cindy Johns, who is 11, is going to be a student ambassador with People to People this summer, and she’s going to Paris and London. She’s selling giant decorated cookies to help pay […]

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Bread machine

Cinnamon Raisin Bread

7/14/2004 meps 0

After we got rid of our bread machine, I noticed that we had fewer visitors from out of town. Perhaps that was because they missed treats like this one? Place ingredients in your bread machine […]

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Appetizers

Claudia’s Cheese and Peppers

5/1/2007 meps 2

This tasty appetizer – also known as a “horror d’hoover” – comes from Barbara Cole of s/v Complexity, who got it from Claudia Hendricks of Ogden, Utah. Along with their spouses, they learned to sail […]

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Cookies & Candies

Cocoa Powder Brownies

12/15/2013 meps 0

This is such a basic recipe, I always have the ingredients on hand. 6 T extremely soft butter 1 t vanilla 2 eggs 1 C sugar 6 T cocoa 1/2 C flour 1/2 C chopped […]

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Cakes

Coconut Cake Filling

7/14/2004 meps 0

This is a bit too much of a rich thing for one cake; try a smaller recipe? 2 C sour cream 1 t vanilla 5 C shredded coconut 1 C confectioner’s sugar Mix and spread […]

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Dairy-free

Coconut-Chia Pudding With a Kick

12/5/2013 meps 0

Chia seeds are my new favorite ingredient these days. This recipe is as easy as instant pudding, but it’s made from unprocessed ingredients — a win, win, win. 14-oz can coconut cream, well-shaken 1/4 C […]

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Seafood

Coconut-Pecan Shrimp

12/24/2006 meps 0

This can also be made with chicken. Above: The ingredients and the finished product 1-1/2 C plain fat-free yogurt 1 C sweetened coconut flakes 1 C panko (Japanese bread crumbs) 3/4 C finely-chopped pecans 1-1/2 […]

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Alcoholic

Coffee Herbie

12/18/2005 meps 0

This comes from the legendary Bill Brown, who discovered it at Anthony’s Home Port in Kirkland. Bill had a strange hypothesis, that Anthony’s took it off the menu because “herbie” sounded too much like “herpes.” […]

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Beverages

Cooked Egg Nog

12/19/2005 meps 0

My Microplane (TM) grater changed my life. That’s when Barry and I discovered that real, freshly grated nutmeg is a completely different animal from the stuff that comes in a little spice tin. That plus […]

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Meps original

Corn on the Cob

8/23/2005 meps 0

The easiest way to cook corn on the cob: Take an ear of corn and pop it in the microwave. Do not remove either the husk or the silk! It will be done after 5 […]

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Favorites

Cowboy Caviar

7/14/2004 meps 1

Originally from a Sunset Magazine clipping, but I’ve changed it to make it my own. Then I changed it some more. I’ve even made it with pinto beans and anasazi beans, instead of black-eyed peas. […]

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Cookies & Candies

CRANBERRY CANDY

7/14/2004 meps 0

1 16-oz can cranberry or cran-raspberry sauce 1 T unflavored gelatin 1/2 C cold water 1 6-oz package raspberry gelatin 1 1/4 cups sugar, divided 2 C chopped walnuts 1/4 C powdered sugar Heat cranberry […]

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Meps original

Cranberry chickpea stew

1/31/2006 meps 0

Soak 1/2 C garbanzo beans in water for at least 6 hours. Drain. In the pressure cooker, saute half an onion with some garlic. Add the garbanzos with just enough stock to cover. Pressure cook […]

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Cookies & Candies

CRANBERRY JELLY DELIGHTS

7/14/2004 meps 0

1 16-oz can jellied cranberry sauce 1 6-oz package strawberry, raspberry, or black cherry gelatin 1 C granulated sugar 2/3 C chopped nuts Granulated or powdered sugar Beat cranberry sauce until smooth and heat. Dissolved […]

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Meps original

Cranberry-Cherry Sauce

12/31/2009 meps 0

In a prior life, when I had a freezer, I bought extra bags of cranberries in the fall and froze them to use all year. This past year aboard Flutterby, I missed my frozen cranberries. […]

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Meps original

Cream of tomato-cilantro soup

8/5/2008 meps 0

1 medium onion, diced 1 T butter 14.5-oz can finely diced tomatoes 2 C chicken stock or 2 C water and 2 tsp chicken base 1 bunch of cilantro, finely minced 3 cloves garlic, minced […]

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Desserts

Creamsicle (Orange-Vanilla) Fluff

6/11/2014 meps 0

I came up with this recipe for a 1970’s-themed book club potluck. It’s very much in keeping with the “fluffy salads” of the 70’s. They were so sweet, they were actually desserts that were served […]

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Beverages

Creamsicle Lassi

2/4/2006 meps 0

1/2 C orange juice 1/2 C plain yogurt 2 t vanilla sugar (you can substitute regular sugar with a drop of vanilla) Shake well in a cocktail shaker or a jar. See also Sweet Lassi […]

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Beverages

Creamsicle mimosa

9/29/2007 meps 1

These are mindbogglingly delicious! 4 oz champagne (substitute Martinelli’s sparkling cider for non-drinkers) 4 oz orange juice Generous splash vanilla syrup (such as Torani) Generous splash half-and-half Stir together in a tall glass and fill […]

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Cajun

Creole chicken breasts

10/22/2007 meps 0

1/4 C onion, diced fine 1/4 C red or green bell pepper, diced fine 3 cloves garlic, minced 14 oz can diced tomatoes, not drained 2 t Worcestershire sauce 2 t apple cider vinegar 2 […]

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Baked

Crepes

7/14/2004 meps 0

Makes enough for one or two people. Mix together: 1 egg 1/3 cup milk 1 T melted butter 1/4 cup flour 1 T sugar dash salt Cook in a well-oiled crepe pan over medium heat […]

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Italian

Crockpot Lasagne

4/7/2013 meps 0

I just discovered that it’s super-easy to make lasagne in a slow-cooker! I’ll have to rework this to come up with a vegetarian version. 1 lb ground beef 1 large onion, diced 29-oz can tomato […]

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Baked

Cruisers’ Cornbread

2/6/2011 meps 0

2 eggs 3 T melted butter 1/2 red pepper, chopped (you can substitute one can minced green chilis or pimientos) 1/2 onion, chopped 4 oz cheese, diced or grated (cheddar, colby, monterey jack, or mozzarella) […]

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Asian

Cruisers’ Pad Thai

2/5/2014 meps 0

This is a very loose approximation of Pad Thai that can be made from items that keep a long time aboard a boat with no refrigeration. 8-10 oz rice stick noodles or thin spaghetti 2 […]

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Meps original

Crunchy Cottage Cheese Veggie Salad

12/6/2005 meps 0

Too often, cottage cheese is served plain, a bland, boring food. But I fell in love with the stuff after I discovered Mollie Katzen’s “March Hare,” in her Moosewood Cookbook. Here, it’s full of crunch […]

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Desserts

Crunchy Pear Cobbler

10/9/2007 meps 0

I feel pretty strongly that when you get invited to a potluck, you’re supposed to bring a completed dish, not a bunch of raw ingredients that are going to take over the host’s kitchen and […]

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Cuban

Cuban Dinner (aka Picadillo)

7/14/2004 meps 0

This one comes from Meps’ Mom, Esther. It’s an old, old family favorite, but after Mom died, she only left a list of ingredients and no quantities. Most of her recipes were that way, just […]

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Salads

Cucumber Salad (no-oil)

7/14/2004 meps 0

Scrub and slice thin one cucumber. Layer with salt in a bowl. Weight and cover. Refrigerate for several hours, drain. Rinse. Mix with 2 t flavored white vinegar, 1 T sugar, 1 T minced fresh […]

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Breakfast

Curried Tofu Scramble

4/8/2009 meps 1

This morning, I diced up peppers and onions and crumbled tofu, planning to make a Provencal Tofu Scramble. But to my surprise, when I started rummaging in my spice bin, the scramble went in a […]

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Alcoholic

Cynthia’s Sangria

3/27/2006 meps 0

We enjoyed this version of sangria during a south-of-the-border potluck aboard Wind Dancer. It’s sweeter than my traditional Schulte Sangria, and it goes down like adult Kool-Aid. The mandarin oranges and pineapple at the bottom […]

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Breakfast

DAISY’S PANCAKE RECIPE

7/14/2004 meps 0

1 C flour 2 T brown sugar 2 t baking powder Pinch salt 1-2 eggs 1 C buttermilk (or 3 T buttermilk powder and 1 C milk) 2-7 T oil or melted butter August 23, […]

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Meat

Deep-dish pizza

1/31/2006 meps 1

Crust: 1-3/4 C flour 1/4 C cornmeal 1/2 t salt 1/2 pkg dry yeast 1/2 C water 2 cloves crushed garlic 3 T olive oil Filling: 1/2 lb of shredded cheese, a mixture of provolone, […]

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Non-refrigerated

Delicious sauerkraut soup

1/31/2006 meps 0

This is an amazing soup, something that even non-sauerkraut people will love. My husband, who says he dislikes sauerkraut, goes back for seconds every time. This is another good offshore cruising recipe; you could substitute […]

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Dips

Dhal Dip

3/23/2006 meps 1

A pressure cooker recipe… 1 T olive oil 1 t butter 1 small onion, chopped 2 t ginger, minced 1 clove garlic, minced 1 serrano chile pepper, seeded and minced 1/2 garam masala 1/4 t […]

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Cakes

Dirt Cake

7/14/2004 meps 0

I got this recipe from Janice Schwartzenberger, when we both worked for Arthur Andersen. She flew from Portland to Seattle with an assembled dirt cake, and the entire department was amazed. A few years later, […]

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Baked

DOUBLE CHOCOLATE MUFFINS

7/14/2004 meps 0

From Jane Fleetwood of Expeditors Easy, easy, easy…. That’s my motto. Three boxes (one dozen per box) of Duncan Hines (pretty sure them were DH) double chocolate muffin mix for making two dozen muffins. With […]

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Barry's family

Dream Bars

12/24/2006 meps 0

When Grandma used to send us a huge box of cookies every Christmas, this one was my favorite kind. She would wrap every cookie individually in plastic wrap, and I’d root through the whole box […]

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Meat

Easy artichoke chicken

11/23/2008 meps 0

1 T olive oil 1 onion, diced 2 roma tomatoes, diced 2 large cloves garlic, chopped 1 T dried basil 2 T lime juice 1 C cooked, diced chicken (or 1 large can) 1 can […]

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Favorites

Easy BBQ Chicken Over Rice

7/14/2004 meps 0

1 onion 1 pound boneless chicken, diced 14 oz can chicken broth 1-1/2 C instant rice 1/4 C catsup 1 T brown sugar 1 T lemon juice 1 T vinegar 1 t worcestershire sauce Garlic […]

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Desserts

Easy Blackberry Cobbler

10/31/2011 meps 0

2 C sugar 1/3 C butter 2 C flour 2 t baking powder 1 t salt 1 C milk 2 C blackberries 2 C boiling water Cream 1 C sugar with butter, add flour, baking […]

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Tried and tested

Easy Garlic Garbanzo Soup

11/12/2005 meps 0

1 onion, chopped 1 T olive oil 1 can of garbanzo beans, drained 1/4 C brown rice 4-1/2 C water 2 t beef bouillon (I used a mixture of salted and unsalted bouillon, but you […]

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Cookies & Candies

Easy Hazelnut Sandwich Cookies

12/28/2005 meps 0

There’s a great story here… Our neighbor, Barbara Cowan, gave us some of these for Christmas. We already had dozens of homemade cookies, from oatmeal scotchies and Tollhouse cookies to molasses sandwich cookies and rum […]

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Meps original

Easy polenta with oysters and capers

3/16/2006 meps 0

1 t salt 1-1/2 C water 1/2 C dry polenta (corn grits) 1 small can oysters in spring water 1 T capers, divided Bring water and salt to a boil. Slowly stir in the polenta, […]

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Favorites

Easy Tamale Pie

7/14/2004 meps 0

This is from the cookbook Where’s Mom, Now That I Need Her? It’s the only cookbook Barry had when he first started living alone. If you like recipes that use canned soup, I highly recommend […]

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Ethnic

Ecuadorian Tomato Soup with Bananas

2/15/2006 meps 0

Sopa De Tomates Con Platanos (Ecuador) Serves 4-6, but you can halve it easily Barry says, “This is just about the best tomato soup I’ve ever eaten.” 1 large can tomato puree 4 bananas, peeled […]

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Salads

Edible flowers for salads

6/24/2010 meps 0

The first time I saw a salad decorated with edible flowers, I was blown away and had to photograph it. Stuart Prado brought this to Barry’s 40th birthday party. Recently, Julia Wharton shared this list […]

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Meps original

Either-Or Oriental Chicken Salad

11/4/2012 meps 0

This is an either-or recipe. You can either use this or use that. It’s easy to make with standard things we keep on the boat, no shopping required. 1-2 C chopped cabbage (2-3 large leaves) […]

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Tried and tested

Enchanted Cauliflower Garden

1/19/2006 meps 0

I’ve always been a big fan of Mollie Katzen’s Enchanted Broccoli Forest, both the cookbook and the recipe itself. But what if you happen to have cauliflower instead? It’s not an Enchanted Cauliflower Forest, since […]

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Favorites

Enchiladas

9/13/2007 meps 0

Makes one 9×12 pan with 12 enchiladas. Sauce: 2 T olive oil 1 C chopped onion 2 cloves garlic 2 T chili powder 2 t cumin Salt, pepper 2 C tomato puree 1 C stock […]

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Cookies & Candies

Export Department Brownies

7/14/2004 meps 0

This recipe comes from my coworkers at Expeditors International, back before they were on the S&P500. The recipe was so important to corporate culture, it was saved on the department file server. I have included […]

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Meps original

Fake em out vegan chili

7/24/2008 meps 0

I invented this recipe, and I practically faked myself out — when you combine the toasted TVP with the chilis, it turns into the color and consistency of ground beef. 1 C TVP 6 large […]

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Cookies & Candies

Fennel and Sesame Seed Cookies

11/22/2013 meps 0

1 stick of butter (1/2 C) 2 T sesame seeds 2 T fennel seeds 1/2 C powdered sugar 1 egg 1 C flour 1/2 t baking soda Handful slivered almonds In a skillet, melt the […]

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Favorites

Fideo Delicioso

8/12/2005 meps 0

Eating in Mexican restaurants, one comes to the conclusion that all Mexican food involves rice and tortillas. When my mother-in-law introduced me to a Mexican pasta, called fideo, I was surprised. “I’ve never seen that […]

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Cakes

Fig and Almond Cake

8/2/2011 meps 0

An excellent desert for gluten-free friends, or people who are unable to eat sugar, eggs, or dairy. 1/2 lb dried black mission figs 1/4 C almonds 2 t lemon zest Prepare the figs by removing […]

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Breakfast

Figs with lemon-yogurt sauce

5/8/2006 meps 0

Serves 4 8 oz dried Calimyrna figs 1 C water 1 lemon 1 T brown sugar 1 T honey 1/4 C yogurt 1-1/2 T pine nuts Cut a large strip of lemon peel (yellow only, […]

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Cakes

Flourless Chocolate Torte

9/21/2010 meps 0

I’m not gluten-intolerant, but some of my favorite people are. That’s why I served this awesome, simple chocolate torte at a birthday gathering. It was delicious and decadent — no compromises or weird ingredient substitutions […]

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Barry's family

Fluffy Salad

7/14/2004 meps 0

16 oz. cottage cheese 8 oz. frozen whipped topping, thawed 20 oz. crushed pineapple, drained 6 oz. pkg. any flavor gelatin Combine everything and chill.

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Tried and tested

Focaccia

1/16/2006 meps 0

Focaccia is an easy bread to make, only having to rise once. I’ve recently discovered that you can cut squares of it horizontally to make wonderful sandwiches. 2 packets of yeast 1 T sugar 1 […]

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Baked

Food Processor Pie Crust

7/14/2004 meps 0

The “Mac” was our dear friend Barbie’s nickname for the food processor, named after a kitchen helper who was slower than molasses. Put the metal chopper blade into the Mac. Sift 1 cup of all-purpose […]

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Cookies & Candies

Forgotten Cookies

7/20/2004 meps 2

My sister Julie used to make these when I was a kid — I’d never heard the term “merengue” back then. I was just impressed with my big sister’s ability to make cookies! 2 egg […]

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Baked

Frosted carrot-apple muffins

9/13/2007 meps 0

What exactly is the difference between a cupcake and a muffin? If you make these without the frosting, they’re great for breakfast. 1-1/3 C grated carrot (2 large carrots) 1 medium apple, peeled, cored, and […]

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Cookies & Candies

FROSTED MOLASSES GINGER SANDWICH COOKIES

9/29/2005 meps 0

Cookies: 1 cup butter 1 cup white sugar 1 egg 1/2 cup molasses 2 1/2 teaspoons baking soda 3 tablespoons boiling water 4 1/2 cups all-purpose flour Frosting: 1 tablespoon butter 3 tablespoons boiling water […]

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Ethnic

Gazpacho

7/14/2004 meps 0

From Jeannie (formerly) Schulte. This is kind of like a liquid salad. I find it hard to stop eating it. (serves 5) 1 large cucumber 1 large red pepper 1 large tomato 1/2 small red […]

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Cookies & Candies

Giant chocolate chippers

7/14/2004 meps 0

For another soft-batch cookie recipe, see Chocolate walnut drops. The corn syrup is the key to their soft texture. 2 1/4 cups flour 1 teaspoon baking soda 1/2 teaspoon salt 1 cup butter or margarine, […]

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Asian

Gingered Cucumber Salad with Seaweed

11/2/2013 meps 0

1/4 C wakame 1 cucumber, peeled, seeded, and sliced ultra-thinly (I use a peeler for this) 2 t ginger, sliced ultra-thinly 1 shallot, sliced Place the dried seaweed in water and soak for 10 minutes. […]

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Cookies & Candies

GLAZED NUTS (SKILLET)

7/14/2004 meps 0

1-1/2 C nuts 1/2 C sugar 2 T butter In a heavy skillet, combine and cook over medium heat, stirring constantly, 6-8 minutes or until sugar is melted and golden and nuts are brown. Spread […]

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Cakes

Go Seahawks chocolate cake

2/4/2006 meps 0

Today is Saturday, February 4th. It is the day before the Superbowl, the first time our Seattle Seahawks have ever gone to play in what some consider the nation’s top sporting event. Almost everyone I […]

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Meat

Goat Cheese-Stuffed Chicken Breasts

4/14/2006 meps 0

I always thought stuffed food looked like way too much work. This recipe changed my mind. It’s great for impressing your friends at a dinner party. 3 oz goat cheese 3 oil-packed sun-dried tomatoes, minced […]

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Breakfast

Goldenrod Eggs

4/15/2006 meps 1

This is especially good at Easter, because it uses up lots of hard-boiled eggs. But it’s not difficult, and it’s beautiful anytime. Serves 2, but can be easily doubled or tripled. 4 hard-boiled eggs 3 […]

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Alcoholic

Goombay Smash

5/2/2007 meps 2

The original Goombay Smash recipe is a secret, passed down from mother to daughter at Miss Emily’s Blue Bee bar in New Plymouth (Green Turtle Cay), Bahamas. As you can see from the photograph below, […]

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Breakfast

Gourmet French Toast

3/5/2006 meps 0

This was inspired by our visit to the Blue Fox cafe, in Victoria, British Columbia. Read about the Blue Fox and other Vancouver Island dining experiences in the March 5th edition of the Foodie Gazette. […]

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Mexican

Grandmother’s Frybread Recipe

7/14/2004 meps 0

Not my grandmother…not sure whose grandmother this is referring to! Ingredients * 1 package of dry yeast (quick rising is okay) * 2-3 cups warm water * 2 tablespoons instant potatoes * 2-3 cups warm […]

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Barry's family

Grasshopper Pie

7/14/2004 meps 0

Barry’s favorite, from his Grandma Crust: 1 1/4 c. crushed oreo type cookies(about 20 cookies) scant 1/3 c. melted butter or margarine Mix ingredients together and pat into a 9 inch pie pan covering bottom […]

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Meps original

Greek tuna over zucchini strip “pasta”

11/12/2006 meps 0

This came about because I needed a South Beach-acceptable substitute for pasta, which I was craving. In this recipe, the zucchini takes the place of pasta. The only problem is that unlike pasta, the zucchini […]

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Meps original

Green beans in “cheesy” yeast sauce

4/17/2010 meps 0

Nutritional yeast may not taste just like cheese, but in this dish the flavor can only be called “cheesy.” We had it over quinoa and amaranth, but it would be nice to have bread to […]

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Meat

Green chili-stuffed pork chops

6/12/2007 meps 0

4 1-inch thick boneless pork chops 1/2 C chopped green onions 1/3 C fresh cilantro, finely chopped 1 4-oz can mild diced green chilis 1/2 C grated Monterray Jack cheese 3 cloves garlic, diced 1 […]

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Breakfast

Grigs Breakfast

5/8/2006 meps 0

Up in Newfoundland in 2004, we ate a lot of cod cheeks, moose, and fish ‘n’ chips. However, we never tried “Jigs Dinner,” their traditional dish of boiled corned beef, cabbage, and potatoes. We thought […]

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Grilling

Grilled carmelized eggplant

6/4/2009 meps 0

This serves 2, but I could probably eat the whole thing myself. 1 large eggplant 2 T honey 2 T olive oil 2 T balsamic vinegar 2 cloves of garlic, minced or grated Salt and […]

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Meat

Grilled chicken salad with beets

3/16/2006 meps 0

For the dressing, whisk together: 3/4 C mango nectar (you can substitute orange juice) 2 T wine vinegar 1 T honey 1 T olive oil 1/4 t salt Set aside. For the chicken, you need: […]

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Appetizers

Gyoza

7/14/2004 meps 0

From Cecily Hiatt at Expeditors: about 1 lb ground turkey or ground chicken about 1/2 smallish head of green cabbage can of water chestnuts, drained about 2 t grated fresh ginger, or 1 t powder […]

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Seafood

HALIBUT CHEEKS VERMOUTH

7/14/2004 meps 0

1/2 lb halibut cheeks 2 T butter 2 T dry vermouth 1/2 lemon pinch fresh dill, finely chopped salt pepper Melt butter in pre-heated saute pan. Add vermouth and the juice of the half lemon. […]

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Beverages

Hank Junior’s Sangria (non-alcoholic)

12/28/2008 meps 0

This recipe was created in honor of two of my brothers, Hank and Steve. It’s a non-alcoholic sangria that captures the flavors of Cynthia’s Sangria and my Dad’s signature Schulte Sangria. Mix up a pitcher […]

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Appetizers

Helen’s caramel corn

7/14/2004 meps 0

Fifi Fine brought a bag of this over to Cayenne, when we were living in a New Orleans boatyard. It was one of the most dangerous things I’ve ever eaten — impossible to stop. 5 […]

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Meps original

Herbed roasted turnips

1/31/2006 meps 0

I recently ran a Google search for “roasted turnips with herbs,” and nothing came back. So I decided I’d better publish this one, for all you herb and turnip fans. This treatment also lends itself […]

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Alcoholic

Holly Jolly Roger (modified)

12/16/2009 meps 0

Based on a drink I found on barnonedrinks.com. I love the name, and the flavor is unique and very smooth. 2 oz Cruzan blackstrap rum 1 oz amaretto Dash of anisette 6 oz apple juice […]

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Favorites

Holy frijole mole

3/13/2009 meps 1

This stuff is awesome. You can substitute tofu or cooked potatoes for the beans, or just eat the sauce over rice. Or skip the rice and just eat it with a spoon. It’s that good. […]

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Non-Food Items

Homemade sunscreen

5/19/2011 meps 0

Makes one small batch of unscented sunscreen, about SPF 20: 4 oz coconut oil 4 oz almond oil 1 oz emulsifying wax 2 oz powdered zinc oxide Measure the oils and put into a large […]

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Alcoholic

Homemade Tonic

1/5/2016 meps 0

This makes the best gin and tonic ever. 4 C water 2-1/2 C sugar (or more, to taste) 1/2 C (about 2 stalks) finely chopped lemongrass Zest and juice of 2 limes 3 T powdered […]

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Bread machine

Honey bread

7/14/2004 meps 0

This entry originally contained a number of bread machine recipes and a list of ideas for bread machine ingredients. Those items are now available by browsing the category: Baked – Bread – Bread Machine. Place […]

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Baked

Honey Peanut Loaf

7/14/2004 meps 0

This is super-decadent, and a nice way to impress houseguests around the holidays. 2 T butter 1/4 C honey 1/4 C peanuts 1/4 C golden raisins 1/4 t cardamom 1 pkg of 10 refrigerated biscuits […]

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Alcoholic

Hot buttered rum mix

1/20/2007 meps 0

2 sticks butter, softened 3 C brown sugar 1 t grated nutmeg 1 t cinnamon Pinch cloves Pinch salt Mix all ingredients together well. For each serving, put a heaping tablespoon of the mix in […]

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Breakfast

How to cook amaranth

2/21/2007 meps 0

Barry shuffled out to the kitchen in his bathrobe and peered into the just-opened pressure cooker. “What’s that?” he asked. “It’s amaranth,” I replied, stirring a little salt into the light brown porridge. “I thought […]

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Favorites

Hungarian Mushroom Soup

7/14/2004 meps 1

This is probably my all-time favorite soup, and my sister Julie’s too. It’s from the original Molly Katzen Moosewood cookbook. This can also make a good sauce for pasta, rice, or potatoes. 12 oz sliced […]

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Favorites

Ian’s Butterscotch Pie

5/17/2005 meps 0

I had this pie at Fougere’s Restaurant, in Pictou, Nova Scotia (Canada!). The name is misleading — it has a light caramel flavor, not necessarily what you’d think of as butterscotch. It was the best […]

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Breakfast

Impossible Quiche

7/14/2004 meps 0

I once lost track of my friend, Tara Narcross. When I Googled her name, I found this Impossible Quiche recipe. That’s how I knew I’d found the right Tara, since she introduced me to Impossible […]

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Indian

Indian Cauliflower and Peas

7/23/2009 meps 0

At a house-sitting gig, I perused Yamuna Devi’s excellent cookbook, The Art of Indian Vegetarian Cooking. Then I scrounged the fridge and found almost all the ingredients to make “Gobhi hari matar sabji” or Sauteed […]

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Desserts

Indian Pudding

7/14/2004 meps 0

I got this recipe from the waitress at Chequers restaurant, outside Burlington, Vermont. I can’t believe how simple it is. Original version — restaurant quantity! Scald 1-1/2 gallons of milk with 8 T butter. Then […]

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Salads

Jacquie Caters Broccoli Salad

5/5/2006 meps 0

8 C broccoli florets, rinsed and drained 12 strips bacon, cooked, drained and crumbled 1/2 C shelled, salted sunflower seeds 1 C dried tart cherries 1-1/2 C mayonnaise 4 T raspberry or cherry vinegar 2/3 […]

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Quick Breads

Jalapeno Cheese Cornbread

3/7/2006 meps 0

A piece of this cornbread is a meal in itself! Judyrae Kruse published this recipe in honor of the Seattle Seahawks going to the Superbowl in 2006 — she called it “Seattle Seahawks Super Bowl […]

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Meps original

Jicama-edamame sesame salad

8/1/2013 meps 0

This is my new favorite salad, and I notice that other people go back for seconds on it, too! Serves 4 1/2 jicama, peeled and diced in quarter-inch cubes 1-1/2 C shelled, frozen edamame beans […]

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Appetizers

John Wayne’s Cheese Casserole

7/14/2004 meps 0

I always thought of this as a vegetarian main dish, but you could also make a half recipe and serve smaller squares as an appetizer. You could also use jalapenos instead of mild green chilies. […]

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Appetizers

Kale Snacks

3/30/2006 meps 0

I have made a triple batch of this, and still had it disappear in 10 minutes. It’s a little labor-intensive, but it serves as a wonderful alternative when you’re craving potato chips. 1 large bunch […]

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Asian

Kelaguen manok (Guam chicken lemon salad)

7/14/2004 meps 0

This is arguably the best recipe on this whole website, and possibly the simplest! 1 whole chicken, cooked, cooled, and deboned* 1/2 C finely chopped red onion 4-6 lemons, juiced 1/2 t dried red pepper […]

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Pies

Key Lime Pie

7/14/2004 meps 0

Original 1940’s Key West recipe 4 eggs 1 can sweetened condensed milk 1/3 C lime juice Beat yolks of 4 eggs and white of one until thick. Add milk and beat again. Add lime juice […]

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Favorites

Key Lime Pie – EZ Freezer Version

10/8/2005 meps 2

It doesn’t get any easier or yummier than this. 14-oz can sweetened condensed milk 5 oz Key lime juice 8 oz whipped topping, thawed 9-inch graham cracker pie crust Mix condensed milk and lime juice […]

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Breakfast

Killer Oatmeal

12/18/2005 meps 0

The one and only! This legendary recipe comes from Bill Brown, who knows there’s no better way to motivate a crew of cold, damp sailors or house painters. There’s a famous story about another friend […]

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Appetizers

Korean Bean Sprouts

7/26/2011 meps 1

8 oz bean sprouts 1 t salt 1/4 C sliced scallions 1 T toasted sesame seeds 1 T toasted sesame oil In a saucepan with a lid, bring about a half cup of water to […]

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Asian

Korean Seasoned Spinach

11/2/2013 meps 0

Whenever I go for Korean food, where they fill the table with 25 tiny bowls of different side dishes, this is my favorite one: 1 lb cleaned spinach 2 T roasted sesame seeds 2 T […]

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Appetizers

Korean Seasoned Spinach

7/26/2011 meps 1

1 pound fresh, cleaned spinach 2 T toasted sesame seeds 2 T toasted sesame oil 1 clove garlic, minced fine 1 t salt In a stockpot or large dutch oven, boil about 8 cups of […]

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Appetizers

Korean-style greens

3/6/2011 meps 0

1 T cooking oil 1 lb spinach or other fresh greens (chard, radish greens, kale, or mustard greens all work), washed and dried with a towel (I like to chop the stems and include them, […]

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Cookies & Candies

Lemon Crisps

7/14/2004 meps 0

Super-easy. Makes 4 to 5 dozen beautiful 2-1/2-inch cookies. 1 package lemon supreme cake mix 1/2 C cooking oil 2 eggs 1 t grated lemon peel 1 t grated ginger (optional) Pecan halves or whole […]

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Indian

Lemon Rice

7/28/2009 meps 0

1 C cooked rice 2 T butter 1/2 C cashew pieces 1 t black mustard seeds 1 t salt 1/2 t turmeric 1/3 C lemon juice 3 T minced fresh parsley Toasted coconut for garnish […]

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Cakes

Lemonade Cake

7/14/2004 meps 0

Good alternative to rum cake when there are children or teetotallers around 1 package super-moist cake mix 6 oz frozen lemonade concentrate, thawed 3/4 C powdered sugar 8 oz frozen whipped topping, thawed Preheat to […]

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Meat

Lentil Chorizo Stew

5/5/2006 meps 0

Do you ever leave French bread sitting on the counter in a paper bag, and it gets hard as a rock? This solves that problem. The following instructions are for cooking the stew in a […]

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Cuban

Linda’s Cuban-Style Pork

5/6/2006 meps 0

(Note from Meps: As of this writing, in May 2006, I’ve heard that people who live in Cuba are not allowed to eat beef. They raise cattle and serve the beef to tourists, but Cubans […]

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Cookies & Candies

Lisa’s Chocolate Truffles

10/22/2004 meps 0

This is a wonderful Christmas recipe from Lisa Becker, who brought truffles to a potluck when we worked together at Battelle (about an eon ago!). That was the best work potluck I’ve ever been to […]

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Barry's family

Loraine’s Dip

7/14/2004 meps 0

Barry’s Grandma, Loraine, invented this recipe long ago, and gave it to some friends. Many years later, a woman served it to her at a party, saying, “Isn’t it funny, this dip has the same […]

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Appetizers

Lox Pizza

5/1/2007 meps 1

Served by Karen, of s/v Panta Rhei, at the 2007 Puget Sound Cruising Club “Horrors de Hoover” Contest in Liberty Bay, Washington. There’s a photo of Karen’s boat in the article about the contest. The […]

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Beverages

Magic Zikr Chai

4/23/2017 meps 0

The best chai I’ve ever tasted was made by Hafizullah Sufi for his weekly classes. Here’s his original recipe. 1 cup fresh chopped ginger root 10 star anise 2 tbsp cardamom seed 1 to 1½ tbsp […]

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Alcoholic

Mai Tai Mix

2/8/2008 meps 0

Another party beverage offering from our friend Rob, also known as Don Roberto of the Spanish Coffee. Rob is also the person who first explained to me how to cook a turkey on a charcoal […]

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Favorites

MANDARIN ORANGE SALAD

7/14/2004 meps 0

4 c. creamed cottage cheese 2 c. frozen whipped topping, thawed 6 oz. pkg. orange flavored gelatin 2 cans (11 oz. each) mandarin oranges, drained Fold the topping into the cottage cheese. Sprinkle the dry […]

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Desserts

Mango banana rice pudding

4/5/2006 meps 0

Serves 4 1 C coconut milk 1 banana, sliced 2 mangoes, diced (see below) 1/4 C water 1 T honey 1 t vanilla 2 t grated lemon rind 1/2-1 t salt Combine above ingredients in […]

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Desserts

Mango Napoleons with Whipped Cream

4/14/2006 meps 0

My husband is a gadget-head. He loves all kinds of gadgets, whether they are located in the garage or the kitchen. So when we came across a stainless “cream whipper” in a kitchen where we’re […]

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Salads

Margaret and Hank’s Pasta Salad

12/2/2005 meps 0

Whenever I come up with a particularly successful recipe at my Dad’s house, he asks for the recipe. Sometimes I didn’t follow a recipe, so I scribble down what I did for him. Then I […]

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Cookies & Candies

Margaret’s Lucky Butterscotch Brownies

7/14/2004 meps 0

These are also known as Blondies or Toffee Bars. I found this recipe in Joy of Cooking back in 1983, when I was a cook’s helper at Sherwood Forest camp, on Willapa Bay, Washington. The […]

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Cuban

Margaret’s Sausage and Rice Dish

7/14/2004 meps 0

This is my low-fat version of arroz con chorizo, a well-known Cuban dish. 2 jars pimientos 1 lb smoked turkey sausage 16 oz basmati rice 28 oz water 2 onions Oil 1/2 tsp bijol (Cuban […]

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Cookies & Candies

Marilyn’s Basic Cookie Dough

4/26/2010 meps 0

Our friend Marilyn, of s/v Oryoki, makes the most wonderful cookies. Every time she makes them, they’re slightly different, but the chewy, satisfying basis is the same — and it’s much more healthy than your […]

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Favorites

MARINATED COLE SLAW (9 NINE)

7/14/2004 meps 0

From Gretchen Tomlinson at Battelle 1 head of cabbage (approx. 7 in.) 1 large onion, chopped or slivered 1/2 C sugar 1 C cider vinegar 3/4 C salad oil 1 t dry mustard 1 t […]

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Appetizers

Marinated dates with proscuitto

4/16/2006 meps 0

This was originally called Hors d’Oeuvres Dates, which seemed like a pretty dull name for a really tasty appetizer. One of our friends, Steve Hulsizer, came up with a bastardization of the word hors d’oeuvres; […]

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Non-refrigerated

Marinated pear salad

1/31/2006 meps 0

Cruising sailors are always looking for a different way to serve canned fruit and long-lasting vegetables, like cabbage and onions. This recipe, which was published in the Columbus, Ohio, Dispatch in 1981, is excellent for […]

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Favorites

MARINATED VEGGIE SALAD

7/14/2004 meps 0

From Amy Fobes at Battelle (comments are hers from the original recipe card) Dressing: 1 C vinegar 3/4 C sugar (amazing, huh?) 1/4 C salad oil (I use vegetable oil) 1 tsp celery seed 1 […]

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Restricted diets

Mashed Cauliflower

12/30/2004 meps 0

For a while, this was the most searched-for recipe on this site. I recently read a copy of the South Beach Diet, and I realized then that this is similar to Agatson’s “Surprise South Beach […]

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Favorites

Mashed Sweet Potato Casserole

11/27/2004 meps 1

Just had this for Thanksgiving 2004. Wow! Very sweet, with a crunchy, decadent topping. Everybody had seconds. (Thanks, Julie Miller!) 3 C sweet potatoes, drained (40 oz can or 2 29 oz cans) Heat and […]

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Asian

Meps’ Korean Bibimbap

7/26/2011 meps 0

One caveat: I have no Korean heritage, so this may not be very authentic. However, it’s delicious, and it’s close enough to authentic to keep me from going into withdrawal when I can’t get to […]

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Lancaster County Pennsylvania

Mincemeat Pie Filling

10/18/2009 meps 0

This makes enough for one or two pies. It’s a farmhouse recipe, no precise quantities. The hamburger provides “umami” flavor that offsets the sweetness. About 2 lbs of hamburger A lot of raisins About as […]

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Favorites

Minestrone

1/19/2006 meps 2

This is my favorite “save my butt in an emergency” recipe. You can leave out some of the vegetables or substitute what you have on hand. I once even made it with canned carrots and […]

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Breakfast

Mini quiches

1/20/2007 meps 0

You can make these on the weekend and then grab a couple for breakfast each day. They’re also a very elegant brunch offering, and you can easily make a vegetarian version. 1/2 C ham, diced […]

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Cookies & Candies

Mint-frosted chocolate cookies

6/16/2013 meps 0

These cookies are soft, a little like tiny brownies. My brother Hank loves them! Cookies: 1 C cocoa 2 C powdered sugar 2 C flour 2 t baking powder 1/2 t salt 1/2 C oil […]

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Tried and tested

Miso soup

10/21/2007 meps 0

The ingredients for this can be found in a Japanese grocery store. Serves 4-6. 4 C cold water 4 small (1-1/2-inch long) dried fish 1/2 C bonito flakes (dried fish flakes) 1/3 to /2 C […]

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Cookies & Candies

Mississippi Mud Brownies

7/14/2004 meps 0

These are the most gorgeous, awesome brownies I’ve ever seen (and eaten). This is a fantastic substitute for birthday cake: You can serve it at a party and eat it without a fork. This is […]

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Baked

Mock Mincemeat Pie

11/22/2005 meps 0

The ingredients for this came from The New Laurel’s Kitchen cookbook, but I’ve modified the instructions. I always use a food processor for this one, even if I have to borrow one, as I did […]

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Beverages

Mojito (Cuban cocktail)

4/28/2006 meps 0

This is the appropriate cocktail to serve with Cuban meals such as picadillo (also called Cuban Dinner), black beans and rice, or arroz con pollo. For a non-alcoholic choice, try a Virgin Cuba Libre: Coke […]

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Favorites

Mom’s Cabbage Noodle Salad

7/14/2004 meps 0

From my mother, Esther Schulte. I don’t ever remember her actually cooking with ramen noodles, but this salad was always a hit. There’s another version made with lettuce instead of cabbage. Chop and mix: 1 […]

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Favorites

Mom’s Nifty Party Salad

7/14/2004 meps 0

Big favorite! Can also make with cabbage… 1 head of lettuce 1 cup sweet onion (or green onion) 1 handful of sliced almonds, toasted 4 T toasted sesame seeds 1 package of Ramen noodles dressing: […]

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Favorites

Mom’s Pot Pie

12/18/2009 meps 1

The Mom referred to is Odessa Simpson, who taught me to make this awesome dish in her 150-year-old kitchen. This is comfort food at its very best — rich, heavy, simple Pennsylvania Dutch cooking. It […]

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Brazilian

Moqueca de Peixe (Brazilian fish stew)

5/7/2006 meps 0

Pronounced “moo-KECK-ah de PESH-ee.” I pronounce it “yummy.” When we traveled to Brazil, our friends insisted that we acclimate our digestive systems for a few days before eating this very rich dish. Once they let […]

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Cookies & Candies

Morale-Boosting Oatmeal Cookies

12/18/2010 meps 0

For a couple of years, our nearest active neighbor in the boatyard was a classic wooden motorsailor called Sea Fox. Bill and Kathy worked on the boat nearly every day, but unlike Flutterby, Sea Fox […]

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Meat

Moroccan chicken and eggplant stew

6/4/2007 meps 0

Don’t be put off by the long list of spices — this recipe is actually pretty easy, and ends up with maximum flavor for a short cooking time. It’s beautiful, too, just the thing to […]

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Alcoholic

Mrs. Rasmusson’s Glogg

7/14/2004 meps 0

(as per Margaret Swanson) 1 gallon white port 1 pint rum 1 pint brandy 1 pint vodka, grain alcohol, or aquavit Simmer 2 cups golden raisins in 1 cup water. Boil 2 cups sugar in […]

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Breakfast

Mushroom popover

6/23/2006 meps 0

Adapted from Mollie Katzen’s Giant Mushroom Popover, from Vegetable Heaven. 1 T butter 1/2 C finely minced onion 3/4 lb fresh mushrooms, sliced 2 cloves garlic, minced 3/4 t salt 2 T dry sherry or […]

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Dips

New Horsey Dip

7/14/2004 meps 0

A Meps original from about 2002, when I discovered that you don’t need a packet of instant soup mix to make a yummy dip. 1 T cream style horseradish 1 T mayo 1 C nonfat […]

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Cookies & Candies

No-bake oatmeal cookies

8/12/2008 meps 1

 You can read about what happened when I tried this recipe in the article, “What’s a cross between fudge and cookie?” This came from Practical Sailor’s Mailport, Sept. 2007. They printed the recipe as proof […]

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Meps original

No-cook Lentil Salad

2/17/2014 meps 0

From The Best of People and Food Cookbook, edited by Barbara Davis Soak 1-2 C of lentils in water for a minimum of 4 hours — or longer. When they are soft enough to enjoy, […]

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Appetizers

Nora’s Secret Meatballs

3/19/2008 meps 0

For the whole story on this one, see Nora’s Secret Horror d’Hoover Recipe. The text below is copied verbatim from her comment on the above article. “O.K., O.K., here is the award winning family secret […]

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Favorites

North African Chickpea Stew

1/23/2005 meps 0

1 T olive oil 1/2 C dried chickpeas, soaked 1 medium onion, chopped 1 14.5 oz can diced tomatoes 1/2 C water 1-1/2 tsp turmeric 1 tsp cinnamon 1 tsp cumin seeds 1/2 tsp ground […]

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Cookies & Candies

Oatmeal Crunches

6/26/2006 meps 0

According to the 1972 cookbook we borrowed from Tina Morrison, entitled Cool Cooking: Recipes of Your Favorite Rock Stars, this was the Osmonds’ favorite “all-American” cookie recipe. Thirty-four years later, the cookies still taste great, […]

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Barry's family

Oatmeal Scotchies

7/14/2004 meps 0

Barry’s #1 favorite cookie, from his Mom. The company that makes the butterscotch chips has changed the recipe printed on the bag, but this is the original version, featuring orange extract. 1 C flour 1 […]

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Breakfast

Oatmeal-raisin coffee cake

2/28/2011 meps 0

This is a simple coffee cake, not too sweet, easily made from things already on hand. 1-1/2 C flour 3/4 C oats 2 t baking powder 1/2 C sugar 1/2 t salt 1 C milk […]

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Breakfast

Oatmeal-Walnut Muffins

12/15/2013 meps 0

1-3/4 C flour 1/4 C sugar 2 T baking powder 1/2 t salt 1 C quick oats 1/2 C chopped walnuts 1 T cinnamon 1 egg 3/4 C milk 1/3 C vegetable oil Preheat the […]

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Cookies & Candies

One-of-each peanut butter cookies

1/16/2010 meps 0

I ate some of these crispy, gluten-free cookies at a party last week, and Carol said she got the recipe from Pam. Then Pam said she got it from someone else, who got it from […]

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Meat

Original Brunswick Stew

11/25/2012 meps 1

At the 2012 Brunswick, Georgia “Rockin’ Stewbilee,” this was one of my two favorite stews. So imagine how excited I was when Tom Bullock, a volunteer with the hospital, sent me his recipe! You can […]

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Breakfast

Oven-baked pancakes (aka Dutch Baby)

7/14/2004 meps 0

From Inge Curtis, of the Williamsburg B&B Primrose Cottage. This is rich and satisfying, and it doesn’t have to be terribly sweet. 1/2 C milk 1/2 C all-purpose flour 1/2 t baking soda 3 eggs […]

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Salads

Palm heart and parmesan salad

8/8/2006 meps 0

Serves 4 14-oz can palm hearts, drained 2 medium tomatoes, seeded and diced 3 cloves garlic, pressed (or grated using a Microplane grater) 2 green onions, diced finely 2 T olive oil 2T fresh basil, […]

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Meps original

Pan-seared tuna

6/22/2007 meps 0

Years ago, I bought a 12-oz bottle of Floribbean Key Lime Oil at an airport on my way home from Florida. Once I got it home, I wasn’t sure what to do with it. I […]

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Favorites

PAPAS CHORREADAS

8/23/2004 meps 0

From Laurel’s Kitchen 4 medium potatoes 1/2 lb fresh green beans (can substitute other veggies — frozen peas or spinach, even canned beats) 1 T butter 1 medium onion, chopped 4 green onions, chopped 1 […]

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Appetizers

Parmesan crisps

6/21/2006 meps 0

Note from Meps: Lately, I make these on the stovetop, instead of the oven. That way, I can make just a few teaspoons at a time and use them in the 5/2 Fasting Diet. I […]

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Meps original

Parmesan-peppercorn salad dressing

6/21/2007 meps 0

OK, I admit it. I’m tired of vinaigrettes! Time to develop some creamy dressings…I came up with this one based on some searches I did for “sour cream salad dressing” and “sour cream ranch dressing.” […]

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Brownies

Party Brownies

7/14/2004 meps 0

I originally found this on the back of the Western Family brand cocoa can. My sister, Daisy, tells me that’s because the Hershey’s cocoa can has the best chocolate cake recipe on the planet, so […]

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Brazilian

Passion Fruit Mousse

1/31/2006 meps 0

This stuff is awesome! Thanks to Almuht Dear-Jossy for the recipe. 1 C concentrated passion fruit juice (you can find this at stores specializing in Brazilian products) 1 14-oz can sweetened condensed milk 1 can […]

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Italian

Pasta with Basil Cream Sauce

7/14/2004 meps 0

Via January 1989 e-mail from Pat Bullen (she brought this to a Christmas lunch potluck at work, and we all demanded the recipe) This is a very easy, versatile recipe that can be expanded for […]

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Salads

Patty’s Zippy Broccoli Cherry Salad

5/5/2006 meps 0

4 C broccoli florets, rinsed and drained 1/4 C dried tart cherries 1/4 medium red onion, sliced thin 1/4 pound lean maple-cured bacon, in bite-size pieces, cooked and drained on paper towels 1/4 C sour […]

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Cookies & Candies

Peanut butter and chocolate kisses

12/24/2004 meps 0

1/2 C butter 1/2 C peanut butter 3/4 C brown sugar 1/4 C sugar 1 egg 1 tsp vanilla 1/4 tsp salt 1-3/4 C flour 1 tsp baking soda 48 Hershey’s kisses, unwrapped Preheat oven […]

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Cookies & Candies

Peanut butter chocolate-chip cookies

1/16/2010 meps 0

I made these as a bon voyage present for Dick and Larry on Ula G when they headed south in 2010. I hope they’ll remember their boatyard-bound friend Meps, the one waving sadly from her […]

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Asian

Peanut sauce

4/1/2006 meps 1

Serve this with Vietnamese spring rolls, or as a topping for steamed or stir-fried vegetables. 1/2 C peanut butter, preferably the kind with just peanuts and salt 1 T honey (if you use sweetened peanut […]

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Beverages

Pear Smoothie

10/18/2007 meps 1

For those times when all the pears ripen at the same time, and you’re out of fresh milk and yogurt. Makes two large servings, or four small ones. 4 ripe pears 1 C water 1/4 […]

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Desserts

PECAN PIE

7/14/2004 meps 0

Margaret’s mother’s recipes were often like this first one — just a list of ingredients and no instructions! 1 stick oleo 1 C white sugar 1 C karo syrup 1 C pecans 3 eggs Probably […]

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Cuban

Picadillo (Cuban Recipe — Pre-Castro)

7/14/2004 meps 0

Actually, this is a slightly updated version written after we served it at our wedding. The original recipe is under Cuban Dinner. 1. Make small meatballs. Use 1 lb lean ground beef. Small amount of […]

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Appetizers

Pickled okra

7/14/2004 meps 0

2 C water 1/2 C cider vinegar 1/3 C sugar 6 whole cloves 1 t salt 1/2 t cumin seeds 1/2 t celery seeds 1/2 t crushed red pepper 1/2 lb fresh okra In a […]

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Salads

Pickled Olives and Celery

2/12/2007 meps 0

I’ll always remember February 11, 2007 as a milestone in my life. That was the day I first ate raw celery and really enjoyed it. The olive flavor (which I love) completely eradicated the raw-celery […]

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Beverages

Pink Lassi

1/25/2006 meps 0

The name is a play on words, since Pink Lady is a cocktail, but a lassi has nothing to do with a lassie. I like a quick lassi every morning, to get my daily acidophilus. […]

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Baked

PIZZA DOUGH

7/14/2004 meps 0

For the bread machine. (makes 2 small) 1-1/3C water 1-1/3T olive oil 2/3t salt 2t oregano 2C whole wheat flour 2C bread flour 2-1/2t yeast

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Appetizers

Pizza on a boat barbecue

1/29/2008 meps 0

Eleven years ago, I clipped an article by Nonnie Thompson out of Cruising World magazine, entitled A Passion for Pizza. The author, who cruised with her family aboard a Shannon ketch named Bittersweet, admitted that […]

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Desserts

Poached banana dessert

2/17/2006 meps 0

This is almost too simple to publish, but the results are fabulous. It came from our good friend and chef, Cindy MacNairn. Serves 3 or 4 people. In a large skillet, heat a can of […]

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Cookies & Candies

Pogen’s Gingersnaps

10/22/2004 meps 0

1/4 C (1/2 stick) butter 1/2 C vegetable shortening 1 C packed brown sugar 1/4 C molasses 1 egg 2-1/4 C sifted flour 2 t baking soda 1/2 t salt 1 t powdered ginger 2 […]

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Meps original

Pomegranate Wheat Berry Salad

2/16/2014 meps 0

1 C wheat berries 2 C water Seeds from 1 pomegranate 1/2 C walnuts, chopped 1 T butter 1 t cinnamon 1 t cumin Salt and pepper to taste Cook the wheat berries in the […]

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Salad dressings

Poppy Seed Dressing

7/14/2004 meps 0

Combine the following in a blender: 3/4 C sugar 1 t salt 1 t dry mustard 1-1/2 T onion juice or grated onion 1/3 C vinegar Gradually add 1 C salad oil (not olive) and […]

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Barry's family

Pork Curry Hot Pot

9/16/2011 meps 0

2 lbs lean boneless pork, (cut into 1 inch cubes) (I use leftover pork or other meats) 2 T margarine/olive oil (unnecessary if already cooked) 1-1/2 C sliced onion 1 C chopped peeled raw apples […]

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Favorites

POTATO, PANIR, AND PEA CURRY

7/14/2004 meps 0

Indian recipe from Molly Katzen’s cookbook 1 T butter 1 t mustard seeds 1/2 t caraway seeds 2 cloves garlic, crushed 1 T sesame seeds 1/2 t ground cumin 1/2 t tumeric 1/2 t ground […]

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Favorites

Potato-Kale Soup

11/24/2013 meps 0

Here’s an old favorite for Julie. We made this for the infamous vegetarian Thanksgiving dinner in 1991. 1 T butter or olive oil 1 large onion, diced 2 large potatoes 5 C water or stock, […]

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Most Requested

Pressure Cooker Bread

8/23/2004 meps 0

This works well on boats of all sizes that don’t have an oven. 2 t sugar 1-1/2 t salt 1 T yeast 1-1/2 C water 2 C white flour 2 C whole wheat flour 2 […]

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Meat

Pressure-Cooker Beef Stew

12/3/2013 meps 0

1 lb small/new potatoes, scrubbed or peeled (about 8) 1 lb beef stew meat 2 large onions, peeled and cut into quarters 4 medium carrots, peeled and cut into 3-inch chunks 1 sweet potato, peeled […]

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Cookies & Candies

Pumpkin Chocolate-Chip Cookies

7/14/2004 meps 0

From Barbie deLackner (Elizabeth Bolton)…irresistable, to both humans and cats. The feline in question survived, even though chocolate is bad for cats. Eating cookies meant for humans is also bad for cats, since the humans […]

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Baked

Pumpkin Pie

11/26/2004 barry 0

From the Libby’s Pumpkin can. One of the nicest things about this is that it makes two pies, so you can hoard one and share the other. 3/4 cup sugar 1/2 tsp. salt 1 tsp. […]

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Soups

Pumpkin-Coconut Bisque

12/2/2005 meps 0

1 T butter 1 onion, chopped 1 large chicken breast, diced 3 cloves garlic, chopped 1 small jalapeno pepper, seeded and chopped 14-oz can of pumpkin 14-oz can of coconut milk, shaken very well 2 […]

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Alcoholic

Quentão

12/27/2005 meps 1

I learned how to make this by watching Eduardo Mendonça of Show Brazil! make it at a São João celebration near Seattle. I had a summer cold at the time, and when I tasted it, […]

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Meat

Quick and Easy Brunswick Stew

12/30/2004 meps 2

This is a small recipe, just for two people, that I developed for camping. It’s not very sophisticated, and a far cry from the gallons and gallons served by volunteers at the Brunswick, Georgia “Rockin’ […]

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Seafood

QUICK AND SPICY SCALLOPS AND PEPPERS

7/14/2004 meps 0

From the author of the Rotation Diet 2t olive oil 1 green, 1 yellow, 1 red bell pepper, thinly sliced 1 jalapeno, seeded and sliced 1 chopped scallion 2T dry white wine 2T lemon juice […]

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Meat

Quick curried chicken salad

12/4/2006 meps 0

2 T mayonnaise 1/3 C yogurt 1/2 t Madras curry powder 1 apple 1 T olive oil 1 lb chicken breast, cut in bite-sized pieces 2 cloves garlic, chopped handful raisins handful walnuts Salad greens […]

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Menus

Quick menu ideas from my early days of cooking

7/14/2004 meps 0

Main dishes: Burritoes Pappas Choreadas Chili Cuban black beans Picadillo Sausage and rice Peanut sauce over beans, rice, or steamed veggies March hare (cottage cheese and veggies with sunflower seeds) White rabbit (cottage cheese and […]

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Meat

Rainbow Salad

12/30/2004 meps 0

Beautiful, and easy to make while camping. I invented this someplace in Wisconsin, I think, based on what was in the food box and the fact that it was too cold to get out of […]

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5/2 fasting diet

Rainbow Vegetable-Turkey Stir Fry

10/1/2013 meps 0

Makes 2 250-calorie servings. If you’re not on a diet, serve it over rice. Normally, I wouldn’t bother documenting a stir-fry recipe. I just chop up whatever’s on hand, throw it into the pan, and […]

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Barry's family

Raspberry Truffle Cream Pie

7/14/2004 meps 0

From Barry’s sister, Julie Miller: 1-2/3 C (10 oz package) Hershey’s raspberry chips 1/3 C milk 2 C miniature or 20 large marshmallows 3-1/2 C (8 oz) frozen non-dairy whipped topping, thawed 1 packaged crumb […]

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Baked

Raspberry-Almond Monkey Bread

9/22/2007 meps 0

1/3 C seedless raspberry preserves 1/4 C honey 1/2 C slivered almonds 2 T butter, melted 1 tube refrigerated biscuits Combine the preserves, honey and nuts. Stir in the melted butter. Spread half of this […]

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Cookies & Candies

Raspberry-Filled Brownies

7/14/2004 meps 0

1/2 C butter, softened 1 C sugar 2 large eggs 2 1-oz squares unsweetened chocolate, melted 3/4 C flour 1 C chopped walnuts 1/3-1/2 C raspberry jam (you can substitute orange marmalade or strawberry jam) […]

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Tried and tested

Really, really basic beer bread

7/14/2004 meps 0

I don’t know what I was thinking when I wrote this. It’s pretty basic, but nowhere near as basic as 3 Ingredient Beer Bread. 2-1/2 C bread flour 1/2 C whole wheat flour 1 t […]

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Cajun

Red Beans and Rice (From Dave Cash)

7/14/2004 meps 2

* 3 lbs dried, soaked red beans * uh uhnion, chopped * Gramps, the green bell pepper, chopped * several good shakes of chili powder * a nice bit of cumin * enough Hungarian paprika […]

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Favorites

Red Beans and Rice (Pressure Cooker)

7/14/2004 barry 2

1-2 Tbsp Olive Oil 4 small onions (1 large or 2 medium), medium chopped 1 Green Pepper, chopped 1/2 Bulb Garlic, coarsely minced 2 T Chili Powder 1 t Cumin 1 1/2 T Hungarian Paprika […]

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Meps original

Red Hot Dressing for Thai Beef Salad

7/14/2004 meps 0

Lemon or lime juice Garlic Nam pla (Thai fish sauce) Soy sauce Worcestershire sauce Sugar Prepared mustard (optional) Hot pepper flakes or hot sauce Salad oil I never seem to measure salad dressing ingredients, so […]

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Cakes

Red-white-and-blue rhubarb cake

7/24/2012 meps 0

This is a beautiful summertime treat, and kids love it! 5 C sliced rhubarb (if it’s not very red, you can mix it with a few drops of red food coloring) 1 3-oz package strawberry […]

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Meps original

Rhubarb Carrot Soup

5/3/2010 meps 0

This is a very tangy soup, and it has a creamy texture without pureeing it. 1 bunch of green onions, chopped 1 T butter, olive oil, or a combination of the two 4 large carrots, […]

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Barry's family

Rhubarb with asparagus and mushrooms

7/28/2007 meps 1

This is a very unusual rhubarb recipe: A vegetable side dish, instead of a dessert. All the other rhubarb recipes I’ve seen call for tons of sugar to temper the sourness. Instead, this one uses […]

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Cookies & Candies

Rice Krispies Treats

7/14/2004 meps 0

What better way to take care of your gluten-free friends than a batch of Rice Krispies treats? I recently discovered a new, beautiful way to serve these. Instead of a 9×13 pan, press them into […]

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Holidays

Rich Mushroom Gravy – Vegetarian

7/14/2004 meps 0

I volunteered to cook Thanksgiving dinner one year, with a caveat. I was still a sorta-kinda vegetarian, so I served all the myriad side dishes but skipped the turkey. This gravy recipe was so successful, […]

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Salads

Roasted Beet Salad

3/7/2006 meps 0

You could also try this with canned beets for a quick and easy salad. 2 lbs beets, rinsed and trimmed 1/3 C red wine vinegar 1 C sliced red onion 2 t cumin 2 T […]

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Appetizers

Roasted eggplant with dried apricots

10/18/2007 meps 0

These came out awfully dry — in the future, I plan to simply roast the eggplant with olive oil and then serve it with some sort of apricot, lemon, and chicken stock-based sauce. 1 lb […]

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Dips

Roasted Pepper Cream

11/29/2006 meps 0

My favorite thing to do with roasted red peppers is my friend Will’s Romesco Sauce. But that one is just too rich for everyday use, so I was glad to find this simple roasted pepper […]

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Soups

Roasted Red Pepper Soup with Orange Cream

10/21/2013 meps 0

I made this soup for Philip and Bob Wilson during a visit to Boulder, Colorado. It was the first course of a meal that included Philip’s Chicken with Asiago, Prosciutto, and Mushrooms. It was also […]

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Favorites

Roasted Veggies

7/14/2004 meps 0

Put vegetables in oiled roasting pans, deep enough to make stirring easy. Check and stir often. Toss with dressing or balsamic vinegar, or serve with various dips and peanut sauce. Vegetable Temp Time Process Yellow […]

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Non-Food Items

Rug and Glass Cleaner

5/1/2005 meps 0

We call this stuff “miracle cleaner.” 1 pint alcohol 1/2 cup ammonia 1 teaspoon dishwashing detergent (liquid) 1-gallon jug of distilled water The alcohol can be the cheapest rubbing alcohol from the drug store or […]

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Barry's family

Rum Balls

7/14/2004 meps 0

Wickedly good…from Sharon Stellrecht 2-1/2 C crushed vanilla wafers (you can use graham crackers, but I’ve never tried it) 1C powdered sugar 2T cocoa 3T light corn syrup 1/4C rum (you can use bourbon or […]

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Cakes

Rum Cake

7/14/2004 meps 0

Margaret’s favorite, from Sharon (see also Lemonade Cake) Cake: 1/2 3/4 C nuts, chopped (pecans or walnuts) 1 18 oz. yellow cake mix 1/2 C light rum 1/2 C water 1/2 C vegetable oil 4 […]

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Favorites

Russian Carrot Pie

7/14/2004 meps 0

3 T butter 1 C chopped onion 1/2 t salt 1 lb carrots, sliced 1 T flour 1 1/2 cup firm cottage cheese 1/2 cup grated white cheese 1 egg, beaten black pepper 1 t […]

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Brazilian

Salada de Xuxu (chayote salad)

7/22/2012 meps 0

The first time I saw a chayote, I was almost 40 years old. It was in a grocery store in New Orleans, and there were enormous heaps of them for sale in the produce department, […]

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5/2 fasting diet

Salmon Buttermilk Chowder

11/17/2013 meps 0

2 t butter 1 small onion, diced 5-oz package of salmon 2-3 t dill 2 C chicken stock 1-2 C buttermilk (I used 4 T powdered buttermilk and 1-1/2 C water) 1 t arrowroot powder […]

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Asian

Salmon Cucumber Seaweed Salad

3/15/2012 meps 0

This Asian-influenced salad is so awesome…I could eat the whole thing by myself, even though it makes two servings. It would be good on a sandwich, or over rice, too. 2 T dried wakame 1 […]

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Favorites

Salmon Pate

7/14/2004 meps 0

From Meps’ Mom, Esther Schulte. Great for holiday gatherings or potlucks. Line a 2 cup bowl or a loaf pan with plastic wrap. Blend together: 7 3/4 oz can of salmon Either 1 envelope Good […]

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Italian

Salmon Risotto

7/14/2004 meps 0

1T olive oil 1C chopped onions 1-1/2C Arborio rice 3-1/2C chicken broth 1/4C Italian parsley 1/2lb salmon fillet, cut in 1 inch pieces 1/3C grated Parmesan Salt & pepper Heat oil over medium heat, saute […]

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Favorites

Salsa

7/14/2004 meps 0

Throw together in food processor or blender 2 green onions 0 3 small green chili peppers? (1 pepper is 1 alarm, 2 is 2 alarm, etc) 1/2 cup parsley 1 cup cilantro 1 tsp salt […]

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Baked

Salted Mocha-Pitted Coffee Cake

11/26/2013 meps 0

This did not come out as expected, but it was still yummy. The mocha topping was heavier than the cake batter, so it sank, creating dark pits of mocha-salted deliciousness. 1/2 C (1 stick) butter […]

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Bread machine

Salted Peanut Bread

7/14/2004 meps 0

One of my favorite bread-machine breads. Place ingredients in your bread machine in the order indicated by the manual and press start. 1 pkg yeast 1 C whole wheat flour 2 C bread flour 1/3 […]

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Appetizers

SAUTEED CHERRY TOMATOES

7/14/2004 meps 0

(serves 6) 3 pints cherry tomatoes 6 T butter and olive oil, combined (or all butter) Salt and pepper Garlic and herbs (optional) Melt butter. Add tomatoes. Shake and roll ’em around for 5 minutes, […]

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Meat

Savory stuffed pork chops

10/22/2007 meps 0

Serves 4-6. 6 thick pork chops 2 C Progresso seasoned bread crumbs 1/2 C celery, finely diced 1/2 C onion, finely diced 3/4 t poultry seasoning 3/4 t salt 1/8 t fresh-ground black pepper 1/2 […]

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Alcoholic

Schulte Sangria

9/1/2005 meps 0

I love to share an afternoon glass of sangria with my Dad at his Florida home. His screened porch looks out over a little pond and wildlife area, with egrets and ospreys and an alligator […]

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Favorites

Scott’s Chili

7/14/2004 meps 0

Barry’s family’s chili recipe, for years 2 lbs. hamburg 1 large onion, chopped 1 can (40 oz) red kidney beans, undrained 1 t. ground thyme 2 3 T. chili powder 1/2 t. garlic powder 1 […]

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Favorites

Sesame brown and wild rice

3/24/2006 meps 1

3 T unhulled sesame seeds 1/2 C wild rice 1 C brown rice 2-3/4 C water, boiling 1 T tamari 2 t sesame oil Heat the pressure cooker over medium-high heat and toast the sesame […]

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Tried and tested

SHEPHERD’S PIE (VEGETARIAN)

7/14/2004 meps 0

Part I: 2 large potatoes 1 T butter salt and pepper to taste 1/2 cup yogurt 1/2 cup freshly-minced chives 1/2 cup freshly-minced parsley Part II: 1 1/2 T butter 1 1/2 cups chopped onion […]

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Baked

Shirley’s Strawberry Shortcake

7/20/2011 meps 0

1-1/2 C flour (whole wheat) 1 t baking powder 1/2 t baking soda 1/2 t salt 2 T sugar 1/2 C shortening 1-1/2 C cornflakes, crushed to 1/2 C 3/4 C buttermilk 1. Stir together […]

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Meps' family

Shrimp Olive Aspic

7/14/2004 meps 0

From Margaret’s Mom, Esther Schulte. She always made this for the holidays. I recently ran across a Gene Hovis version of this where you put it in muffin tins or custard cups, and after it […]

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Favorites

Shrimp Salad

7/14/2004 meps 0

From Meps’ Dad, Henry Schulte, who got it from his mother, Freda. 1 lb medium shrimp, cooked and peeled (if you use large shrimp, cut them in half) 4 hard-boiled eggs, chopped 1/2 sweet (Vidalia) […]

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Quick Breads

Simple Buttermilk Cornbread

1/2/2011 meps 0

I never have buttermilk on hand, but I always have milk and vinegar, which is how I make this. 1 T shortening 1 C buttermilk (see below for substitute) 1 C self-rising corn flour 1/2 […]

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Meps original

Simple Cornbread

2/4/2010 meps 0

Sandy said, surprised, “Normally, I don’t like cornbread, but I like this cornbread!” 1 C flour 1 C cornmeal 2 t baking powder 1 t salt 1/3 to 1/2 C sugar, according to your preference […]

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Meps original

Simple fruited rice pilaf

3/15/2012 meps 0

3/4 C brown rice 1/4 C wild rice 1 T golden raisins 1 T dried cherries 1 onion, diced finely Scant 2 C water Pressure cook for 20 minutes at high pressure. Remove from heat […]

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Appetizers

Simple Gorgonzola-Stuffed Dates

10/10/2007 meps 1

1 lb dates 4 oz cream cheese, softened 2 oz Gorgonzola or blue cheese Blend the cream cheese with the Gorgonzola. Make a lengthwise cut along each date and remove the pit with your fingers. […]

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Favorites

Simple steamed eggplant salad

2/22/2011 meps 0

This can be served cold or warm. I always eat it warm, because I love it too much to wait. 1 eggplant, peeled and cut into 1- or 2-inch pieces 1/2 to 1 C water […]

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Asian

Simple Thai Coconut Curry

1/26/2016 meps 0

This is a pattern recipe, which means you can make it a bunch of different ways, and it will always be yummy. But it also means that the instructions are a little bit vague, similar […]

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Favorites

Simple tomato-banana soup

3/2/2011 meps 0

This is just about my favorite soup! It’s taken from Ecuadorian Tomato Soup with Bananas, but this version makes just two servings and uses fewer ingredients, so you can throw it together any time. 14-oz […]

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Beverages

Smoothie Ideas

5/9/2006 meps 0

Because making a smoothie is an art, not a science, I’ve deliberately left off quantities. These are just intended as inspiration, so you can make your own creations. Creamsicle Bananas Milk Vanilla extract Orange juice […]

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Meps original

Sour Milk Cornbread

2/22/2014 meps 0

Even though we don’t have refrigeration aboard Flutterby, we often buy milk anyway, in hopes that a half-gallon will keep long enough, down near the hull, to enjoy it in our coffee for 4 or […]

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Barry's family

Southwest Beanpot

7/14/2004 meps 0

Sharon and Dave’s new favorite version of chili 2 lbs ground beef 1 onion, chopped 2 T flour 1-2 T chili powder 1 t cumin seed 1/2 t salt 2 cloves garlic, minced 1 8-oz […]

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Bread machine

Spaghetti Bread

7/14/2004 meps 0

This wonderful bread-machine recipe doesn’t have spaghetti in it, it’s just great alongside spaghetti. It also makes the most wonderful garlic bread in the world. Place all ingredients in your bread machine in the order […]

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Favorites

Spaghetti Carbonara

7/14/2004 meps 0

1 lb spaghetti 1/2 lb bacon 3 eggs, beaten 1/4 C parmesan 1/2 C gruyere or swiss 1/4 C whipping cream salt & pepper Cook spaghetti. Fry bacon til crisp, drain and crumble. Reserve 3 […]

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5/2 fasting diet

Spanish-inspired Tuna Stew

11/13/2013 meps 0

2 t cooking oil 3 t cooked bacon bits, divided 1/2 small onion, diced 1/2 green pepper, diced 1 can artichoke hearts, chopped coarsely (not marinated) 1 chicken bouillon cube 2 t smoked paprika 1 […]

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Cakes

Sparkling pear cupcakes

10/22/2007 meps 0

Makes 12 moist, scrumptious cupcakes. 1/4 lb butter 1 C sugar 2 eggs 1-1/3 C flour 3/4 t baking soda Dash salt 1 C club soda, 7-up, or champagne (anything clear and sparkling) 1 tsp […]

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Beverages

Spiced Cider

7/14/2004 meps 0

The easiest way to make hot spiced cider is this: Pour as much cider as will fit into a crockpot. Toss in 3 or 4 Celestial Seasonings Cinnamon Apple spice teabags. Heat the cider in […]

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Beverages

Spicy Cough and Cold Remedy

12/27/2005 meps 0

A nice alternative to peppermint tea and my other favorite, hot Tang (TM). 1/2 t powdered ginger 1/2 t ground cloves 1/2 t black pepper 1/2 t turmeric 2 tsp honey 1-2 T apple cider […]

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Appetizers

Spicy Crunchy Cashews

5/5/2006 meps 0

1 egg white 1 lb salted, roasted cashews 1/3 C sugar 2 t cumin 2 t coarse salt 1-1/2 t cayenne (this is pretty spicy; you can reduce this to a scant teaspoon and they’ll […]

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Asian

Spicy Cucumbers in Red Pepper Dressing

7/26/2011 meps 0

2 cucumbers, seeded and thinly sliced 1 t salt 1 T toasted sesame seeds Red pepper dressing (recipe follows) Red pepper dressing (whisk or shake all ingredients together): 1-2 T Sriracha hot sauce 1 T […]

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Appetizers

Spinach Balls

7/14/2004 meps 0

Nice party finger food, from Sharon 1 10 oz. pkg. frozen chopped spinach 1 cup herb seasoned bread stuffing, crushed to crumbs (about 3 oz.) (I go by weight since the 1 cup seemed too […]

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Dips

Spinach Dip

6/12/2007 meps 1

It seems like every few years, a new dip becomes the rage. Spinach Dip was THE thing to make in the 1980’s, but it was later supplanted by Artichoke Dip. It’s still a delicious offering […]

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Recipes

Spinach Souffle

3/23/2010 meps 1

As far as I’m concerned, this was the winning recipe at the Beaufort Backstreet Pub’s first (hopefully annual) Meatloaf Off. It’s totally creamy and decadent and rich, and you can easily double or triple it […]

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Appetizers

SQUACHOS

3/8/2005 meps 0

Barry’s Dad, Dave, grows some great buttercup squash. Here’s a fun appetizer we invented with some leftover squash. 1 C cooked peeled winter squash 1 tsp cumin 2 tsp chili powder 1 tsp oregano 1 […]

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Desserts

Strawberry no-bake cheesecake tart

5/3/2006 meps 1

This was one of my more ambitious cheesecakes, and it was so fancy, no one realized it was homemade. We were housesitting, and until then, I’ve never had access to a food processor, a stand […]

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Pies

STRAWBERRY RHUBARD CUSTARD PIE

10/22/2004 meps 0

Invented by Margaret for Susie Griener’s wedding 2-1/4 C rhubarb, cut in 1-inch pieces 1 C strawberries, sliced 3/4 C sugar 4-1/2 t arrowroot or cornstarch 2 eggs, beaten 1 unbaked pie shell Combine sugar […]

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Appetizers

Stromboli

7/14/2004 meps 0

Dough (makes 2): 1-1/4c water 2T butter 1t salt 2t pepper 1-1/2t sugar 3C flour 2-1/2t yeast Meat filling (makes 1): 1/4C provolone, mozzarella, salami, Italian ham Spinach filling (makes 1): 1 pkg frozen spinach, […]

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Appetizers

Sugared popcorn

7/14/2004 meps 1

12/21/04: In the year since I discovered this recipe, I’ve figured it out and perfected my technique. Now I hardly ever burn it, even using a tricky electric stove. Meps 10/1/07: Three years later, I […]

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Beverages

Superfood smoothie

9/17/2007 meps 0

Recent studies have shown that cinnamon is good for your blood pressure and turmeric is good for your mental health. Other studies have documented beneficial effects of soy, cocoa, raw nuts, and high-fiber foods like […]

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Spreads

SWEET -N- SPICED MUSTARD

7/14/2004 meps 0

2 C dry mustard powder 1 1/4 C white wine vinegar 3 eggs, beaten 1 1/4 C brown sugar, packed 1/2 C runny honey 1/4 t cinnamon 1/4 t cloves 1/4 t nutmeg Whisk mustard […]

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Beverages

Sweet Lassi

7/14/2004 meps 0

The original recipe is from a “Hot and Spicy Cookbook” our friend Andy gave us: 1-3/4 C plain yogurt 4 ice cubes 1-1/4 C cold water 2 t lemon juice 5T sugar ice cubes 1/2 […]

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Holidays

Sweet Potato Casserole

4/18/2007 meps 0

We had this mouth-watering casserole just last week at a dinner party in Vero Beach. It was a hit, along with the marinated pork loin and the broccoli slaw and the custard-topped cake. Eight of […]

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Meps original

Sweet Potato Pie a la Meps

1/3/2016 meps 0

My father always raves about grocery-store sweet potato pie from the Publix bakery. As a homemade pie-baker, this offended my sensibilities, so I set out to research the best homemade sweet potato pie. Much to […]

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Dips

Swiss Fondue

7/14/2004 meps 0

For Barry’s family, this was a New Year’s Day tradition. For each serving: 1/3 lb Gruyere cheese, grated 6-1/2 T Rhine wine 1 t corn starch 1-1/2 t Kirschwasser (cherry brandy) clove of garlic freshly […]

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Appetizers

Szechuan green beans

2/2/2007 meps 0

Two people can eat an entire pound of green beans this way! 1 T canola oil 1 T dark sesame oil 1 lb fresh green beans, trimmed 6-8 cloves garlic, minced 1/4 t coarse salt […]

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Baked

Tall and Fluffy Buttermilk Biscuits

10/22/2004 meps 1

We don’t have a refrigerator, so when I buy one quart of buttermilk to make Chillaquillas, I have 1-1/2 C left that needs to be used fairly quickly. This recipe is perfect — Chillaquillas for […]

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Favorites

TAMALE PIE

7/14/2004 meps 1

Easy and impressive, from the “Where’s Mom” cookbook 1/2 lb ground beef 1/2 C minced onion 2t garlic powder 1 8-oz can tomato sauce 1/2 C milk 1 egg, slightly beaten 1 6-oz can whole […]

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Appetizers

Tamari-roasted almonds

9/28/2007 meps 1

These are easy and delicious, and the raw ingredients are only 1/2 to 2/3 the cost of commercially-prepared tamari-roasted nuts. 2 C raw almonds 3 T tamari Preheat oven to 350 F. Spread the nuts […]

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Cookies & Candies

The Best Oatmeal Cookies

4/5/2008 meps 0

This recipe comes from our young friend Eliza, who will be 9 in about a week. Her math class made several batches of these cookies — including a half batch, a doubled batch, a three-quarter […]

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Bread machine

Third Bread

7/14/2004 meps 0

Place ingredients in a bread machine, in the order indicated by your manual, and press start. 1 pkg yeast 3/4 C rye flour 3 C bread flour 3/4 C yellow cornmeal 1-1/2 t salt 1/2 […]

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Dips

Toasted pecan and white bean dip

2/2/2007 meps 1

I was out of ingredients to make hummus, but craving something similar. So I invented this and was amazed at the rich, complex flavor. 15-oz can white beans, drained and rinsed 1/2 C pecan halves […]

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Meps original

Tofu Cacciatore

11/29/2006 meps 0

This is based on a recipe in the South Beach Diet Cookbook, but as usual, I’ve made substantial modifications. Still, I wanted to keep the original clever name — cacciatore means “hunter-style,” but there’s no […]

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Appetizers

TORTILLA PINWHEELS

7/14/2004 meps 0

My favorite to take to potlucks. Make both kinds and arrange on a platter covered with leaf lettuce. * 2 – 10oz. pkgs. frozen chopped spinach thawed, drained & squeezed dry in paper towels * […]

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Appetizers

Trailblazing Peanuts

5/5/2006 meps 0

An easy recipe from the Texas Peanut Producers. The next time we make them, I might try using unsalted peanuts and adding my own salt to taste, as the salt overpowered the spices. 1 T […]

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Breakfast

TRICOLOR HASH

7/14/2004 meps 0

A Barry original 1 potato, cubed 1 sweet potato, cubed 2 onions, chopped 1 lb ham, cubed 4 green onions, diced 2 cloves garlic 3 T oil 1 T turmeric 2 t cumin 2 t […]

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Breakfast

Tropical kiwi banana sauce

3/18/2006 meps 0

2 ripe kiwis 2 ripe bananas 2 T butter Pinch salt 3 T sugar 1/2 C orange juice 1/2 C milk or half and half (for a really decadent version, leave out the orange juice, […]

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Meat

TROPICAL SPINACH SALAD

7/14/2004 meps 0

This is amazingly versatile — also good as a stir-fry, and you can make another version with cabbage instead of spinach. 1 20-oz can Dole pineapple chunks in juice 3 slices of bacon, cooked and […]

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Breakfast

TSP Honey Nuggets

7/14/2004 meps 0

Munch on a handful of these nuggets, or sprinkle them on cereal, yogurt, applesauce, etc. for a little crunch and a lot of nutrients. Can be made with textured soy protein (TSP) or textured vegetable […]

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Favorites

TUNA-APPLE MELT

7/14/2004 meps 0

An amazing tuna breakthrough! Amazing, because even tuna haters like it. The original called for celery instead of apple, but the apple is what makes it special. 1 medium onion 1 medium apple 12 oz […]

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Holidays

Turkey Cheese Pie (Julie’s Version)

7/14/2004 meps 0

This was my sister’s attempt to re-create an old family favorite. A few years after she shared this, I found a copy of the original Turkey Cheese Pie recipe. 3 onions 1-1/4 cup turkey pieces […]

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Favorites

Turkey Cheese Pie (Original Version)

7/14/2004 meps 0

Original Esther Schulte (Meps’ Mom) version from 1972, rediscovered in my brother Stevie’s recipe files in 2003. I copied this verbatim, even the cute misspellings — it had been typed, with a typewriter, on an […]

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Meps original

TVP Meatloaf II

4/24/2007 meps 1

This tasty, high-fiber version calls for eggs as a binder. For a vegan version, see: TVP Meatloaf (vegan). 1-1/2 C TVP or TSP 1 to 1-1/2 C boiling water 1 large onion, diced 1 T […]

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Side Dishes

TVP Pilaf

7/14/2004 meps 0

The best of the recipes that feature TVP; this one doesn’t try to pretend like it’s meat. Makes 3 cups 3 Tbsp. vegetable oil 1 tsp. cumin seeds 3 cardamom pods 1 bay leaf 1 […]

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Tried and tested

TVP Tofu Burgers

1/14/2007 meps 0

I just tried this out, and I give it a thumbs-up. The result is similar to a homemade Garden Burger, and they brown well and stick together without any egg for binder. 3/4 C boiling […]

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Favorites

Tzatziki

7/14/2004 meps 0

Grate 1 cucumber, mix with 1 lb yogurt. Add 4-5 cloves finely minced garlic, 4 T olive oil & 2 T vinegar, plus salt and pepper.

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Alcoholic

Vanilla Cordial

7/14/2004 meps 0

Interchangeable with vanilla extract. Make sure vanilla beans are fresh; they should be soft and fragrant. 4 or 5 vanilla beans, at least 5-6 inches long, each cut into 4 pieces 4 C vodka 1 […]

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Brazilian

Vegetarian Feijoada

6/21/2006 meps 0

Like Cuban black beans, feijoada is nothing special to look at. But a visit to Brazil opened my eyes to the colorful presentation of this dish. Consider colorful tablecloths, banana leaves, or the edible garnishes […]

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Favorites

VERY MUCH MARINATED POTATOES

7/14/2004 meps 0

6 medium (fist-sized) potatoes 2/3 C olive oil 3/4 C red wine vinegar a generous dosage of fresh black pepper 1 1/2 t salt 3 scallions, finely minced 1 small bell pepper, in very thin […]

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Appetizers

Vietnamese Fresh Spring Rolls

12/27/2005 meps 0

I learned about these from my Korean friend, Chong Lee. She told me that all the filling ingredients are approximate — you can use a variety of meats, shrimp, and vegetables. The key is fresh […]

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Beverages

Virgin Goombay Smash

5/2/2007 meps 1

The real Goombay Smash is incredibly strong. This version is for your non-drinking friends, or for those who have already had too many. Shake together: Pineapple-orange juice Splash of apricot nectar Splash of coconut milk […]

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Favorites

Walnut crusted chicken

9/7/2006 meps 0

This is a South Beach “Phase One” appropriate recipe that takes inspiration from Saudi Arabian Chicken with Walnuts. We were amazed at how juicy and tender the chicken pieces were. 1 C walnuts (either whole […]

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Favorites

WARM POTATO SALAD WITH HAM AND VEGGIES

7/14/2004 meps 0

Combine: Cooked potatoes Beets Steamed green beans and/or fresh spinach Cubed ham (can substitute turkey or chicken) Toss with dressing of: Garlic Oil Vinegar Salt Pepper Prepared mustard Mayonnaise

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Beverages

Watermelon Sparkler

5/17/2005 meps 0

Yield: 6 small salad servings or 2 big smoothies This came from a Mollie Katzen cookbook. But when I had a wisdom tooth removed, I tossed the leftovers in the blender to make a smoothie. […]

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Cookies & Candies

Whoopie pies

1/31/2006 meps 0

A decadent sandwich cookie, not to be confused with moon pies. Cookies: 2 C flour 1 C sugar 1 egg 1/3 C unsweetened cocoa 1/3 C shortening or oil 1-1/2 t baking soda 1 t […]

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Salads

Wild rice and wheat berry salad

5/14/2006 meps 0

1 C wheat berries 1/2 C wild rice 1/4 C vinaigrette or Italian salad dressing 1/2 t salt 1 t basil 1 T dijon mustard 1/2 C dried cranberries, cherries, or diced dried apricots 1/4 […]

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Sauces

Will’s Amazing Orange Sauce

2/20/2007 meps 2

I have no idea what the quantities were for this, except that he used 3 oranges and about 1/3 of a large jalapeno. The rest of the ingredients were added “to taste.” This was fabulous […]

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Tried and tested

Will’s Creamy Carrot Soup

6/20/2006 meps 0

I love cooking with Will. He brings a lot of joy to the kitchen, and he’s not afraid to take a recipe and make it his own. 1-1/4 lbs carrots, sliced 1 apple, peeled, seeded, […]

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Sauces

Will’s Romesco Sauce

6/20/2006 meps 1

This actually started with Rachel Ray’s cookbook, 365: No Repeats. But Will Tanaka’s choice of pistachios made it richer and even more sublime than the original almonds. This is excellent over chicken breasts and salad […]

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Dips

Will’s Sweet Pepper and Water Chestnut Dip

6/12/2007 meps 1

Will brought this to Barry’s birthday party, and everyone there wanted the recipe. “Yum, what’s the crunchy thing in there?” everyone asked. It’s the water chestnuts! Will admits the recipe wasn’t completely original — he […]

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Meps original

Wilted asparagus and apple salad

1/31/2006 meps 0

1 small head of leaf lettuce, red or green, or half a head of romaine 1 apple, diced or grated 2 T sweet onion, chopped (you can use Walla Walla, Vidalia, or red) 1/3 C […]

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Barry's family

Wilted Lettuce Dressing

7/14/2004 meps 0

(from Sharon Stellrecht — often made when Dave grows too much lettuce) Dice 4 slices of bacon and fry until crisp. (if you like your bacon bits crisp, remove them now and add back when […]

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Dips

Wine-Swiss Cheese Fondue

7/14/2004 meps 0

This is great for a New Year’s Day brunch, or a romantic evening for two. 1 garlic clove, halved 1-1/2 C dry white wine or sauterne 4 C (1 pound) swiss cheese (we always used […]

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Meat

World’s easiest slow cooker recipes

1/31/2006 meps 0

These were created for my brother, Hank. He has trouble reading recipes and chopping vegetables, but he’s always looking for new ways to use his slow cooker. Each of these can be cooked on low […]

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Tried and tested

World’s greatest bread recipe

1/22/2007 meps 0

Submitted by David Kester — for more information about this revolutionary method for making bread, see the New York Times article from November 8, 2006: “THE MINIMALIST; The Secret of Great Bread: Let Time Do […]

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Dairy-free

Yummiest Vegan Stuffing

1/3/2016 meps 0

1 loaf of whole wheat bread, cut or torn into 1-inch cubes (I use scissors for this) 2 green bell peppers, seeded and cut into chunks 1 red bell pepper, seeded and cut into chunks […]

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Salads

Zucchini and bacon salad

10/25/2005 meps 0

4 cups shredded zucchini 4 slices bacon 1/4 cup finely chopped onion 2 tablespoons sugar 2 teaspoons cornstarch 1/3 cup cider vinegar 1/3 cup water 1 teaspoon soy sauce 1/4 teaspoon black pepper Salt, to […]

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5/2 fasting diet

Zucchini-Kidney Soup with Tomatoes

2/21/2014 meps 0

This has a wonderful blend of flavors, and it’s only 600 calories for the entire pot. It’s a filling lunch or a perfect dinner for two people on a diet. 3 T bacon bits 1 […]