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The Best Thing I Have Ever Made with My Ice Cream Maker


Strawberry Frozen Yogurt! What’s that? You say it’s September? You say, “Isn’t Strawberry Frozen Yogurt kinda silly in, uh, September? You know, like 2 months after berry season?”

Yeah. So what’s your point? I managed to find some strawberries at Trader Joe’s a couple of days ago, was just walking by and I smelled them and man, did they smell good. So I bought them and then they sat for a couple of days. Then they got moved into the fridge for another day or two because they were getting pretty ripe and NO ONE was . . . → Read More: The Best Thing I Have Ever Made with My Ice Cream Maker

Hooray for Bran Muffins (and Clams)!


I know they’re healthy, but quite honestly, I really like bran muffins. Chewy and dark and dense. Especially with tasty things in them liked dried peaches, pecans and brown sugar.

But, they are still good for you because they have apple sauce instead of oil. Now, go make some.

Whole Wheat Peach & Pecan Bran Muffins Adapted from a recipe in Bon Appétit Nonstick vegetable oil spray 1 cup all purpose flour 1/2 cup whole wheat flour 1/2 cup wheat bran 2 tsp ground cinnamon 2 tsp baking powder 1 tsp baking soda 1/2 tsp . . . → Read More: Hooray for Bran Muffins (and Clams)!

WCC 32: Shrimp De Jonghe (Garlic!!)


Oh! Garlic! This is the Weekend Cookbook Challenge I was born to post about. I love the garlic. Thank you so much to Carla at Chocolate Moosey for hosting this month and choosing one of my most favorite things in the whole world!

This is a crazy, old school recipe from a time, to paraphrase Gourmet Magazine, when tons of butter was the norm and one clove of garlic was scandalous. Now? Uh, not so much. Bring on the garlic! As it is 2008, I reduced the butter slightly and upped the garlic. This will feed . . . → Read More: WCC 32: Shrimp De Jonghe (Garlic!!)

The Halibut Sandwich That Ate Portland (or At Least Tried To…)


But we ate them instead. Damn, these were huge. But so very good. Instead of baguette, which I thought would be too hard for the fish, we used 2 sandwich rolls. They worked quite well. Basically, look for bread that is of like size and shape to your fish and you will be fine.

The herb-mayo that I made included a few hamburger pickles that we had in the fridge, giving it more of a tartar sauce appeal.

You will get this on your plate and think, man, there is no way that will . . . → Read More: The Halibut Sandwich That Ate Portland (or At Least Tried To…)

Zucchini Carbonara for Two


I recently watched an episode of the Jamie Oliver* show on Food Network and he made this. I was transfixed. And even though jwa is not crazy about zucchini, I knew we would be having this soon. Wow. This was good. I used some diced pancetta from Trader Joe’s and zucchini I got from the farmers market.

Sure there’s cream and egg yolk and pancetta in it. But hey! There’s also zucchini. Eat up.

Zucchini Carbonara for Two Recipe from Jamie Oliver Sea salt and freshly ground black pepper 4 small – medium green and . . . → Read More: Zucchini Carbonara for Two