Monthly Archives: May 2011

Shrimp and Andouille with Saffron Rice

Saffron is a wonderful spice. It is both delicate and powerful. The spice itself is the dried sexual organ of a crocus flower (Crocus sativus). Someone, walking around in Southeast Asia 3,000 years ago decided, upon seeing the bright red … Continue reading

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Mexican Lasagna

Now that we’re getting down to the wire on the move, I spend my weekends staring at the remnants of the pantry, creating combinations for the weekly menu. This weekend, I saw I had two partial boxes of no-boil lasagna … Continue reading

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Mother’s Day – Dinner

After a busy day of wrapping wall art and general camaraderie, it was time for dinner. Dinner had three parts, marinated chicken, steamed green beans, and a mushroom and gorgonzola risotto. The chicken is easy. McCormick’s makes a garlic, herb, … Continue reading

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Mother’s Day – Brunch

I celebrate just about any holiday by cooking a meal, and Mother’s Day is no different. The mother-in-law came over to help us wrap stuff up for the move, so to both celebrate her help and her existence, we treated … Continue reading

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Beef Enchiladas

Well, folks, it’s Cinco de Mayo (which, to quote a friend, roughly translates into “Fat Tuesday”) and being half-Mexican, I feel I have to do my people proud by posting a Tex-Mex piece. The good thing is that I love … Continue reading

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Party Food

Today, the missus and I were invited to bring hors d’oeuvres to a little get-together. So, we came up with three quickies that are always a hit. It was only after making everything that we noticed that each offering contained … Continue reading

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