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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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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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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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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

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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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 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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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

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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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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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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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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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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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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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

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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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 Jeanie Shaw, who has been like a sister to me since I was 13. This version of gazpacho is kind of like a liquid salad, and I find it hard to stop eating it […]

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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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 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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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

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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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 […]