Category Archives: American

Mac N Cheese

I was invited to a cards and appetizer party on Tuesday but, for the life of me, I couldn’t think of an appetizer that I wanted to make.  I honestly wasn’t being a contrarian, I just didn’t want to make any of … Continue reading

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Baked Pork Chop with Cabbage

Tragically, my little black Le Creuset omelette pan is in France😦  I thought, no problem, I’ll get another for the house here.  Unfortunately, I cannot find a black cast iron Le Creuset omelette pan anywhere!  The only thing I found was … Continue reading

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Ground Steak, Cucumber Pickle and Spinach

I bought a package of mini cucumbers the other day because they were cute and had a picture of what looks like a little Haitian boy on the cover.  Maybe he’s not Haitian, although the cucumbers came for Canada (all … Continue reading

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Lamb and Chickpea Stuffed Aubergine

I found some enormous eggplants at Dave’s SuperDuper Market this week.  I don’t really like this eggplant size; I’d rather the smaller Japanese variety or a small to medium young, domestic eggplant.  If you make this recipe, I’d suggest 4 … Continue reading

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Easy Sunday Brunch Casserole et al

Last week my husband and I, he who took a break from being un-retired in Haiti, motored down to Boston, a city I’ve never seen, to meet with a really cool medical specialist about my “pernicious anemia.”  Great trip all around! … Continue reading

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Poached Egg New Orleans

Shrimp Clemenceau is a New Orleans specialty, usually made with shrimp, asparagus, mushrooms and fried potatoes.  The last time I made this, at Chef Dave’s suggestion, I substituted mirliton for the fried potatoes.  This time I substituted aubergine for the … Continue reading

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Hakurei Turnips with Greens

Vegetables from Wayne County, Pennsylvania local farms seem to be outrageously expensive!  It might be because the market prices are driven by the demand from high end, city restaurants and boutique grocers. Still, it’s nice when good quality, local vegetables are available even … Continue reading

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