Category Archives: Recipes and Food thoughts

Ten on Tuesday: Blueberries

My 10 favorite things to do with blueberries? 1.  A  rustic tart 2.  Blueberry-lemon tart* (recipe below) 3.  Blueberry cobbler** (recipe below) 4.  On cereal (hot or cold) 5.  Blueberry pancakes 6.  In fruit salad made with pineapple, raspberries, blackberries … Continue reading

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Reuben Dip

My friend Karen gave me this recipe years ago and it is still a favorite appetizer.  There are a lot of variations on it, including crockpot recipes, but this is my favorite one.   All you need is a bowl … Continue reading

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Pecan Praline

A number of years ago I came up with this topping for — well, just about anything that likes a praline topping.  But I first used it to top a plain pumpkin cheesecake that I bought at Trader Joe’s and … Continue reading

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Maple Pepper Pecans

I found this recipe last year and it immediately became a favorite.  It’s  perfect for the holidays, a change from the usual cinnamon-sugar pecans that many of us make. Maple Pepper Pecans (325 degree oven – 15-20 min.) l tbsp. … Continue reading

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Mushrooms in my Yard

For my Silent Sunday photo last week,  I posted two pictures of mushrooms. They were huge, appeared overnight, and really fascinated me for their uniqueness. I walked around the neighborhood checking to see if anyone else had the same.  No … Continue reading

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Salted Caramel Almond Brittle

I’ve been looking through my recipe book – the one that I’ve written myself by recording all of our favorite recipes over the years – checking to see what little gems I’ve forgotten.  Made them once or twice then moved … Continue reading

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Peppers and Provolone Appetizer

My friend Greg just reminded me of a favorite appetizer — one so easy and delicious, well,   I’ve served it many, many times.  I remember the first time I tasted it.  It was December 1988. My friend Pamela threw her … Continue reading

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