Category Archives: American

Spaghetti Squash with Pancetta

I’m fairly new to spaghetti squash.  I read about it when I was overseas but never had access to it until I spent a year in France.  Everyone in our family likes it and the texture and flavor is just … Continue reading

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Cherry Cobbler

I was inspired to make this cherry cobbler by my husband’s lovely roses from his garden and Jo cooks.  As you may know, I rarely make dessert but have made cobblers before because they’re easy and forgive the baker’s disinterest … Continue reading

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Cornmeal Fried Wild Catfish

I found some catfish labeled “wild caught” (from somewhere, it didn’t say) at Wegmans the other day,   The fillets were enormous.  I had to cut them in two before frying. I grew up eating catfish caught by my Dad in … Continue reading

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Louisiana Tea Cakes

After World War II, my grandparents Wilbert and Elenora Western moved to California from Shreveport, Louisiana.  With the help of the G.I. Bill, they bought a double lot in East Los Angeles before it became Watts 🙂  At that time … Continue reading

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Cuisses de Grenouille

My father and his beer buddies used to capture live frogs to bring home for frogs’ legs parties.  Sometimes these were served with rabbit stew and cornbread.  The frog legs were such a treat for the children of the family.  … Continue reading

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Grilled Pork Belly Sandwich and Bok Choy

Before the plague, I ordered and froze a 5 pound pork belly from D’Artagnan, thinking of an Easter family barbecue.  I was a tad disappointed because the pork belly was more long than thick, which would be fine for sliced … Continue reading

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Roasted Chicken and Vegetables

There is an obscene amount of chicken in the freezer!  What were we thinking?  Avian influenza?  There is so much that I am not at all excited about cooking chicken.  And my husband, always a doomsayer a la Poe’s The … Continue reading

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Browned Brussel Sprouts with Onions

My husband went to the store for bottled spring water , masked and gloved, and saw some brussel sprouts he wanted.  I have no idea if it’s the season or what but we both like them so……  I wanted to … Continue reading

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Chicken Noodle Soup

We’re always on the look out for normal chickens.  Not necessarily “organic” just normal, non-GMO, farm, free-range and most of all, normal size!  If the chicken is as big as a toy poodle it will be tasteless with a really … Continue reading

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Hot Italian Sausage, Onions and Peppers

The Butcher Shoppe in Lake Poconos was selling homemade, hot Italian sausage that the owner warned us, several times, of it’s spiciness.  Yeah right, we said.  Give us six.  They were very hot and spicy, but in a good way … Continue reading

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